Monday, November 6, 2017
The 4th annual Summit on the Future of Europe took place on November 6th, 2017 with the participation of more than 200 people from across Harvard, Europe and beyond. This year's Summit focused on "Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism." On this page, you will find the executive summary of the presentations, news coverage, videos, photographs and the agenda with a detailed listing of the panels and their participants.
The Center thanks its sponsors the diaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center as well as the participants who helped make the Summit a successful and enlightening event.
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