“… Europe is America’s closest partner. Europe, including the European Union, is the cornerstone of our engagement around the globe.” – President Barack Obama, March 26, 2014
“The United States and the European Union (EU) share the largest and most complex economic relationship in the world.” – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, 2011
The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies (CETS) serves as a locus for the Georgia Tech campus and the metro Atlanta community for research, teaching, and public events and programs related to the study of Europe, the European Union and the EU-U.S. relationship. Specifically, CETS aims to:
- Promote and disseminate policy-relevant research that pertains to Europe and the transatlantic relationship;
- Strengthen and expand the Nunn School curriculum and course offerings on Europe and transatlantic relations and lead an annual study-abroad program in Europe;
- Provide a focal point for the local European diplomatic corps and transatlantic business community; and
- Enhance public awareness and understanding of the EU-U.S. relationship.