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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.

We are affiliated with the Center for European Studies and also work closely with European clubs at the various Harvard graduate schools on joint events. We offer 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.

If you would like to contact HCES or join the mailing list to receive updates and news about events, please write directly to HCES President, Elias Tuomaala.

Please join us for our three 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!
  • Feria de Abril: An excellent way to end the academic year, we hold Feria de Abril, a Spanish-style garden party with Spanish food and drink, in the CES courtyard.

2017 - 2018 Board Members

President: Elias Tuomaala
Vice President: Amelia Lamp
Treasurer: Mikhail Grushko
Technology and Alumni Relations Chair: Rangel Milushev
European Horizons Harvard Chapter Co-Chairs: Thomas Chatzieleftheriou and Karl Kaellenius
Publicity Chair:Petra Laura Orešković
Social Committee Co-Chairs: Laszlo Herwitz and Kyra Jones
Academic Committee Co-Chairs: Alexandra Todorova and Dragos Bugai