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Symposium

Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?


April 11, 2017
2:15pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Symposium

Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?


April 11, 2017
2:15pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
April 11, 2017
2:15pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Can liberal democracy be saved by a reconstructed Left in Europe? Across the continent leftist parties are facing political irrelevance as rising populist parties are giving voice to disenfranchised voters who believe that neo-liberal financial policies rescued bankers at the cost of the people’s welfare. As architects of these policies, leftist parties appear rudderless in the crossfire of this debate. At these panels, scholars and policy makers will analyze the challenges of today’s leftist parties and examine if a transformation could strengthen them against threats to democratic principles.

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Sessions

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders
  • Joaquín Almunia – Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)
  • Georgios Kaminis – Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)
  • Sławomir Sierakowski – Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw
  • Chair Vincent Pons – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Translator; Local Affiliate & Study Group Chair, CES, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Residents Faculty, Harvard University
  • Félix Krawatzek – British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
  • Antonio Costa Pinto – Visiting Professor, New York University; Research Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon
  • Gianni Riotta – Journalist & Pirelli Visiting Professor in Italian Studies, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University; Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
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