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Event Series

CES hosts a dynamic series of seminars, lectures, study groups and conferences that promote research, nurture students and engage scholars, students and the general public in spirited and thoughtful discussions about Europe.

  • The Center's Seminars & Lectures feature some of Europe’s top public leaders and scholars. Recent notable speakers include: Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy; Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor of Germany; José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011); Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland (1994-2000) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2008); Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century; and Timothy Snyder, author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.
  • Nine Study Groups enrich the Center's vibrant public programming by focusing on crucial contemporary and historical topics. They serve as forums for scholars and practitioners to present current research as well as insights on policy.
  • From Conferences to panel discussions to film screenings, CES provides the Harvard community and public with a rich, multi-faceted menu of events throughout the academic year. For the full schedule, see the CES Calendar.