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Conferences

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.

H.E. Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Sweden spoke at the 2014 Summit on the Future on Europe at CES
  • 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.

Upcoming Conferences

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The fourth annual Summit on the Future of Europe is scheduled for November 6, 2017.

Details will be posted shortly.

Past Conferences

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2014 Summit on the Future of Europe - The Ukraine Crisis: What's Next for Europe? 2014 Summit on the Future of Europe - The Ukraine Crisis: What's Next for Europe?
September 22, 2014
3:15pm - 4:30pm

The Summit on the Future of Europe is a partnership of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Berggruen Institute on Governance. It was launched to convene scholars and policymakers at Harvard University in order to deepen the debate on critical challenges facing Europe, as well as generate ideas that support effective policy responses.


Conference: States, Peoples, Languages: A Comparative Political History of Ukrainian, 1863–2013
June 11 - 13, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is pleased to invite members of the larger academic community and the general public to its international conference.

Conference: Pushing the Boundaries of Migration Studies: Perspectives from the U.S. and France
May 5, 2014
8:45am - 6:00pm
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With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Conference: Innovation for Greece
April 26, 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
What Was the Twentieth Century? A Roundtable Event in Honor of Charles S. Maier
April 12, 2014
11:00am - 6:00pm

Please also join us on Friday, April 11th for a reception in honor of Professor Maier at 6:00pm in the CES Atrium following the conference "The Power of Peace: New Perspectives on the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)"

Conference: "The Power of Peace: New Perspectives on the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)"
April 11, 2014
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Organizers:
David Armitage (Department of History and CES, Harvard) and Stella Ghervas (CES, Harvard; MSHA, Bordeaux)

Conference: Theorizing Religion in Modern Europe (Day 2)
March 8, 2014
10:00am - 7:30pm

This two-day conference takes place March 7-8, 2014

Conference: Theorizing Religion in Modern Europe (Day 1)
March 7, 2014
2:00pm - 7:00pm

This two-day conference takes place March 7-8, 2014

European Conference at Harvard: Re-Generation (Day 2)
March 2, 2014
10:00am - 6:30pm

Organized by student clubs at Harvard University and The Fletcher School

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