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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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2017 Summit on the Future of Europe — Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism 2017 Summit on the Future of Europe — Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism

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 focus on “Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism.”

It is a partnership of the Center, diaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

For information and videos from the past three Summits, see here.

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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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