The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES)
The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES) is a partnership among five national-capital area universities – American, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins -- to improve understanding of the European Union and U.S.-EU relations throughout the Washington DC -Northern Virginia-Baltimore region.
ACES has been recognized as a Center for European Union Studies in the United States by the European Commission. Affiliated partners include Catholic, Gallaudet, and Howard Universities, the University of Maryland, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution, and other educational institutions.
ACES is housed at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. SAIS Professor Daniel Hamilton serves as ACES Executive Director.
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ACES is the national capital area partner of the Network of EU Centers in the United States (weblink ), and the European Union Studies Association (weblink). It is a resource for individuals and organizations interested in the European Union and U.S.-EU relations. Click our website feature “This week in Washington” for up-to-date information on upcoming EU-related activities in the Washington, DC area.
Contact: Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, Executive Director, ACES; Professor and Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. Tel: 202-663-5880; Fax 202-663-5769; Email: email@example.com
ACES is governed by representatives of its member universities. An External Advisory Board of prominent Europeans and Americans is being created.
ACES engages European and American policymakers and opinion leaders, promotes policy analysis and research, and enhances media understanding and coverage of policy issues confronting the European Union and the United States.
Strategy Groups -- periodic Strategy Groups composed of practitioners and scholars examine particular policy issues and produce short policy-oriented reports – “ACES Papers” -- available through the ACES network and website. Current Study Group projects include:
Presidential Priorities – This series provides an opportunity for each EU Presidency country and its Troika partners to engage ACES/NEUC scholars and key Washington opinion leaders on EU policy priorities.
Short-Term Visitors and Diplomats (or Practitioners-In-Residence) -- ACES universities can provide space and an institutional affiliation for European scholars or visiting Diplomats- or Practitioners-In-Residence from various backgrounds for stays lasting from one week to a semester.
“EU Perspectives” series for Pew Journalists: ACES will include an “EU Perspectives” seminar and lecture series as part of the SAIS Pew Journalists Program in Washington for journalists who come to Johns Hopkins from newspapers and media outlets across the entire United States, and who then travel abroad as part of their reporting assignment. ACES will help arrange meetings with EU officials and other experts for those Fellows who travel to Europe as well as to other regions of the world.
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