Department of Politics and European Studies
The American University in Bulgaria has been awarded two three-year grants under the Erasmus plus program for a Jean Monnet Module on EU Diplomacy: Instruments and Policies and a Jean Monnet Module on Social policy and Politics in the EU. AUBG was the only academic institution in Bulgaria to be awarded such grants. Out of the 1,315 applications submitted, 251 have been selected for EU funding under this action.Read more
Thursday, March 14 - the fateful night when the lawmakers in the British House of Commons were voting on whether or not to delay Brexit. While the vote was taking place, the Ambassador of Denmark to Bulgaria Søren Jacobsen gave AUBG students at Panitza Library his take on Brexit and the future of the European Union. The event was jointly organized by the Department of Political Science and European Studies and the Department of Economics at AUBG.Read more
_Brexit and the European Parliament elections in May— these are the two hot topics in Europe right now and this is what AUBG students, professors and guest lecturers discussed during the annual Political Science (POS) week on campus March 4-8. Jointly organized by the AUBG Political Science Club and the Department of Political Science and European Studies, the week-long event featured talks by Ambassador of Romania to Bulgaria H.E. Ion Galea and Hrist…Read more
_Professor Diego Lucci studied philosophy at the prestigious University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy, taught at Boston University and the University of Missouri and gave lectures at Oxford and Cambridge. Thirteen years ago, he became a professor at the American University in Bulgaria and liked the place and the country so much that he decided to stay here._Read more
Make sense of the world and begin your career
We live in a globalizing, digitalizing, integrating, disintegrating, trade liberalizing, resource-depleting, climate changing, migrating, warring, peace-making world.
It can be difficult to make sense of it. All the same, you have this nagging feeling that it somehow affects you.
That’s because it does. And it will continue to do so. Our European Politics and Political Science & International Relations programs will help you make better sense of the world. With a stronger understanding of political forces, you’ll be able to approach problems from fresh viewpoints, see through mental walls and develop solutions that others may miss.
So whether you end up working in a multinational corporation, running your own business, serving your government in a ministry, building Europe in Brussels, tackling global issues in an international organization or leading social change in an NGO, you’ll need a developed framework to better understand the world and practical skills to help you travel upon your life path. To build these, our students learn and engage both in and out of the classroom. They also participate in exchange programs at European and American universities, intern in government and NGOs, take the floor at AUBG’s annual Model United Nations simulation and discuss current events in the Political Science Club.
Did you know that:
- Simulations of European and international institutions are an integral part of the Political Science/International Relations and European Studies curricula.
- AUBG hosts an annual Model United Nations simulation with participants from many foreign countries.
- Political Science and European Studies majors have received institutional support to attend simulations, conferences, and student meetings abroad.
- AUBG students majoring in Political Science and/or European Studies normally participate in exchange programs at major European and U.S. universities.
- The student-run European Youth Parliament and the Political Science Club, which partners with the Political Science Club at Sofia University, organize activities and host guest lecturers from the field of politics.
- Some of the guest lecturers to speak at departmental activities include ambassadors, current and former ministers and prime ministers, renowned scholars, and civil society leaders.
- The Department holds public discussions of important world events.