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Harvard College European Society

The Harvard College European Society (HCES) is the principal undergraduate organization for Europeans and Europhiles at Harvard. We seek to both bring European culture to the Harvard College community through social events such as our annual Oktoberfest, Venetian Ball, and Feria de Abril, and to provide a venue for discussing European current affairs through our affiliation with European Horizons, a nationwide student-run European affairs think-tank, and our regular series of dinner discussions with professors and policymakers.

HCES is affiliated with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and also works closely with European clubs at the various Harvard graduate schools on joint events. It offers opportunities to participate in several types of exciting events, including: HCES Dinner Series, CES Student Breakfasts with visiting European dignitaries and other special guests, outreach events, conferences, and publishing various articles.

Students who would like to contact HCES or join the mailing list to receive updates and news about events, should write directly to HCES President, Amelia Lamp.

Please join us for our two signature annual social events that take place at CES, in the Busch Hall Atrium and in the lovely courtyard:

  • Oktoberfest: Every October, we have a German-style Oktoberfest, with authentic German food and music. Lederhosen encouraged.
  • Venetian Ball: Every February, we hold our annual Venetian-style masquerade ball with waltzing and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a dance party with a DJ. Masks provided!

2018 - 2019 Board Members

President: Amelia Lamp

Vice President: Lisa van der Sluijs

Treasurer: Nicolas Weninger

Secretary: Hamish Nicholson

Academic Committee Co-Chair: Alexandra Todorova

Academic Committee Co-Chair: Petra Laura Orešković

Social Committee Co-Chair: Vlad Batagui

Social Committee Co-Chair: James Hill

HCES Review Chief Editor: Dragos Bugai

Communications Director: Caleb Rak

European Horizons Liaison: Herkus Gudavicius

Technology Chair: Dimitar Karev

Member-at-Large: Elias Tuomaala