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European Centre @ POLIS

Department of Politics and International Studies

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The European Centre @POLIS brings together multi-disciplinary expertise on European affairs in Cambridge, including politics, international relations, security studies, history, law and economics. This website lists current events in the area of European Studies within the University of Cambridge. It also provides a platform for research projects, news and networks for everyone interested in the study of Europe.

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Attend our events. We are running several events on European affairs every term with invited speakers from both the academic (the European Research Seminar) and professional world (The European Professionals Series). If you want to attend our events, please contact us at and we will add you to our emailing list. For the latest updates on our events, you can also check the events section on this website.

Become a member of our alumni network: if you graduated from Cambridge and you have an academic or work connection to European Affairs, we can add you to our networking platform. Please email to make a request.

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Dr Julie Smith, Director of the European Centre @ POLIS, blogs on Brexit

Mar 30, 2017

As the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, two new blog posts by the Centre's director Dr Julie Smith shed light on how we got here and where we go from here. Read 'Absent from the start: Britain’s leery relationship with the EU' and 'Opinion: The Road to Brexit, or the UK’s Journey into the Unknown'

Book Launch: Dr Julie Smith, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017)

Mar 03, 2017

Cambridge, 3 March 2017 - Dr Julie Smith launched her new book, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017), at Robinson College, in the presence of Lord Lisvane, former Clerk of the House of Commons, Prof David Yates, Warden of Robinson College, a representative from Routledge, and various members of the University of Cambridge and Robinson College

European Studies Reading Group returns in Lent 2017

Jan 16, 2017

The DAAD Cambridge Research Hub decided to fund a graduate reading group on 'Challenges to European unity' in 2017. The hub offers funding to groups of graduates who wish to follow a course of critical reading and discussion and invite a leading expert from Germany to join them.

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