Anna Grzymala-Busse Appointed New Director of The Europe Center

Photograph of Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse

The Europe Center is pleased to announce that Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse will assume its directorship on September 1, 2018. Founded in 1997 and jointly sponsored by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Stanford Global Studies (SGS), The Europe Center (TEC) provides an interdisciplinary platform for collaboration among scholars who teach and conduct research on the histories, cultures, institutions, and people of Europe. Grzymala-Busse will succeed Kenneth Scheve, a senior fellow at FSI and professor of political science, who has led the center since 2013.

“I’m delighted and honored to be appointed as the new director of TEC,” says Grzymala-Busse, who joined Stanford in 2017 as an FSI senior fellow, a professor of political science, and the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies. “My research focuses on European, and especially post-communist, politics, so this is a great opportunity. TEC has been doing an outstanding job of supporting research, undergraduate education, and programming on Europe. I’m looking forward to working with faculty and programs across the disciplines to further make TEC a prominent hub of all things European at Stanford.”

At a time of heightened scholarly interest in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, a renewed focus on Europe’s lessons and experiences can greatly enhance our knowledge of both contemporary global affairs and Europe itself. With that end in mind, The Europe Center promotes productive intellectual exchange about Europe from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and through an array of programs. The undergraduate program in European studies affords students opportunities to inculcate a broad understanding of the history, culture, politics and societies of Europe. Its grants and visitor programs support innovative research by scholars from both Stanford and academic institutions in Europe.