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2015 Summit on the Future of Europe


September 22 - 23, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm

2015 Summit on the Future of Europe


September 22 - 23, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
September 22 - 23, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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About

The Summit on the Future of Europe is an initiative of Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). The inaugural Summit—launched in 2014 with the support of the Berggruen Institute on Governance and the WorldPost—aimed at convening scholars and public leaders at Harvard in order to deepen the debate on critical challenges facing Europe, as well as generate ideas that support effective policy responses. It brought together eminent practitioners of public policy including Carl Bildt, Mario Monti, and Vuk Jeremić, as well as distinguished academics including Joseph Nye, Mark Blyth, Richard Cooper and Niall Ferguson among others.

The 2015 Summit is made possible through a partnership between CES and the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD). It will examine the historic confluence of challenges posed by the economic and refugee crises in Europe.

Summary Report for 2015 Summit

Sessions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Opening Address: Greece & Europe: Beyond the Financial Crisis
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 — Opening Address: Greece & Europe: Beyond the Financial Crisis
  • Gikas Hardouvelis – Chief Economist and Director of Research, Eurobank Group; Professor of Finance and Economics, University of Piraeus; Minister of Finance (2014-2015), Greece
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar and Vuk Jeremić – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, (2007-2012); President, 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly; President, CIRSD

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Migration Panel
9:00am - 10:30am
Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 — Migration Panel
  • Patrice Higonnet – Robert Walton Goelet Research Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
  • Jytte Klausen – Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation, Brandeis University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Michèle Lamont – Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Harvard University; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • Jacqueline Bhabha – Director of Research & Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center of for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Populism, Nationalism, and Radical Politics Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Regional Panel
10:45am - 12:00pm
Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 — Regional Panel
  • Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah – Chairman of the Board, Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah Foundation; Deputy Prime Minister (2006-2011) and Foreign Minister (2003-2011) of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah Foundation
  • Miguel Moratinos – European Union Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process (1996-2003); Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, (2004-2010)
  • Luís Amado – Chairman, BANIF Grupo Financeiro; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal (2006-2011); Minister of Defense of Portugal (2005-2006)
  • Hedi Larbi – Visiting Scholar, The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Minister of Economic Infrastructure and Sustainable Development and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Tunisia (2014-2015)
  • Chair Melani Cammett – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Colonial Encounters and Divergent Development Trajectories in the Mediterranean Study Group, CES Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Economic Panel
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 — Economic Panel
  • Ricardo Hausmann – Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University
  • Charles Wyplosz – Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Markos Kyprianou – Deputy President, Democratic Party of Cyprus; EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection (2004-2007), (2004); EU Commissioner for Health (2007-2008); EU Commissionary for Budgetary Affairs; Minister of Finance (2003-2004) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008-2011) of Cyprus
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
Closing Remarks
4:45pm - 6:00pm
Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 — Closing Remarks
  • Niall Ferguson – Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford; Senior Fellow, CES
  • Vuk Jeremić – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, (2007-2012); President, 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly; President, CIRSD
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar

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