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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.

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German Conference at Harvard
February 14 - 15, 2014
10:00am - 4:15pm

The topic of this year's conference is The US and Germany: Drifting Apart? Perceptions of Security across the Atlantic.

The list of distinguished speakers includes:

Professor Norbert Lammert (President of the German Bundestag), Yves Leterme (OECD Deputy Secretary-General and former Prime Minister of Belgium), Dr. Simone Peter (Chairwoman of the German Green Party), Arthur W. Coviello Jr. (CEO, RSA Security), Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger (Chairman, Munich Security Conference), Ret. General Klaus Naumann (former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee), Georg Mascolo (former Editor-in-Chief of DER SPIEGEL), Phil Murphy (former U.S. Ambassador to Germany), Professor Nicholas Burns (Harvard Kennedy School), Thomas Roth (ARD German Television anchorman), Professor Christoph Schmidt (President of the German Council of Economic Experts), Professor Miriam Meckel (Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management at the University of St Gallen), and Professor Susan Crawford (former Special Assistant for Science, Technology and Innovation to President Obama).

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'Early bird' registration is now open and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Register now as space for the conference is limited to 450 guests.

We look forward to seeing you at the German Conference at Harvard 2014.