Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies


The USC Max Kade Institute is a research center devoted to German and European studies.  Located several blocks north of the USC campus, the institute hosts lectures, conferences, and performances for students, faculty and the general public.  Institute programs cover German and European studies broadly defined, but its main areas of emphasis include: exile studies, Cold War studies; German history, film, and aesthetics; and contemporary German and European affairs.

Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

In May the Max Kade Institute co-sponsored GHI's conference "Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America".  For details, please visit the Kade Insitute Events Page.

States of Division: When and How Was Germany Divided? A lecture by Dr. Sagi Schaefer, Tel Aviv University

Professor Sagi Schaefer of Tel Aviv University discussed the evolution of Germany both during and after the Cold War.  For more information, visit the Kade Insitute Events Page

(Re)presenting Cold War Hungary: Encounters between Photography and the Visual Arts

Dr. Cristina Cuevas-Wolf presented the shift in Hungary's art and photography styles after 1956.

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