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Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?
April 11, 2017
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.

Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin Colloquium Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin Colloquium
April 8, 2017
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.

Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop

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).

2015 Summit on the Future of Europe 2015 Summit on the Future of Europe
September 22 - 23, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Summit on the Future of Europe
September 22 - 23, 2015
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.

From Revolution to Disillusion – Portugal’s Democracy after 40 Years
November 14, 2014
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.