Each year, CES hosts several conferences that convene leading academics, policymakers, and doctoral students with an interest in European history, politics, economics, and transatlantic relations.
- The Summit on the Future of Europe is the flagship conference organized at CES each fall to analyze the most pressing challenges facing Europe today and generate ideas for confronting them. Last year's Summit was entitled "Europe and the Forces of Disunion" examining Europe's foreign policy and economic challenges in the face of changing dynamics in the United States. The fourth annual Summit is scheduled for November 6, 2017.
- In accordance with its aim to train the next generation of leading scholars of Europe, CES supports conferences for doctoral students that provide an opportunity for them to present current research to peers and faculty in a stimulating environment.
- Recent conferences at CES have explored a broad range of topics and have commemorated World War I, Portugal’s transition to democracy, and Michel Foucault’s landmark text Let mots et les choses.
Monday, November 6, 2017
The Summit on the Future of Europe is an initiative of Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). Launched in 2014, this annual conference convenes eminent scholars and public leaders at Harvard to debate critical challenges facing Europe. The 2017 Summit will take place on November 6 and will focus on “Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism.” For information and videos from the past three Summits, see here.
SAVE THE DATE
The fourth annual Summit on the Future of Europe is scheduled for November 6, 2017.
Details will be posted shortly.
2:15pm - 6:00pm
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.
9:00am - 2:00pm
This event will bring together scholars working on the historical and theoretical dimensions of the refugee phenomenon, particularly as it relates to the urban cultures of Istanbul and Berlin. It presents an opportunity to rethink the relation between statelessness and the city throughout the twentieth century.
Please register for this event here.
November 17 - 18, 2016
This workshop will explore the ways in which social exclusion contributes to poverty, and how social inclusion in various spheres may reduce it. Particular attention will be paid to the policies that are currently in place to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty in all its forms (Goal 1) and empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all (Target 10.2).
With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States
Monday, November 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
4:00pm - 8:00pm
The Summit on the Future of Europe is an initiative of Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) that started in 2014.
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.
For a full agenda of the two-day conference, go to the see the Summit's agenda.
A note to friends of the Center:
Due to an oversight, CES scheduled this event on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. We very much regret this deeply unfortunate error and we offer our sincere apologies. All Summit discussions will be taped and will be viewable on the CES YouTube channel.
2:00pm - 5:30pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
2:30pm - 7:30pm
2014 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Portuguese transition to democracy. This conference will bring together scholars and policymakers from Portugal to discuss the impact of the transition and the country’s evolution in the last four decades.