The USC-Max Kade Institute is the home of USC's German and European Studies Program. Its areas of emphases include: Exile Studies; Cold War Studies; German History, Film and Aesthetics; Contemporary German and European Affairs, and the Built Environment: Ecology and Technology.

Institute Staff

Director: Paul Lerner, Associate Professor of History
Director Emeritus (Founding Director and Director for Cultural Affairs): Cornelius Schnauber, Emeritus Associate Professor
Administrative Assistant: Helga Schwarz

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  • Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0351