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Friday, November 20, 2020

European Nationalisms: New and Old
4:00pm - 5:30pm
CES Senior Thesis Workshop 2020 — European Nationalisms: New and Old
  • Chair Sally Hayes – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, Harvard University and Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, Harvard University
  • Commentary by Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University

Thursday, November 19, 2020

State of Democracy and Future Research
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Seminar on Democracy: Past, Present, and Future — State of Democracy and Future Research
  • Sheri Berman – Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Wolfgang Merkel – Professor Emeritus and Director of the Research unit on Democracy and Democratization, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  • Yascha Mounk – Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pippa Norris – Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics & CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard University and Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Lessons from Europe's Financial Assistance to Greece
12:15pm - 1:15pm
European Economic Policy Forum — Lessons from Europe's Financial Assistance to Greece
  • Joaquín Almunia – Independent High-Level Evaluator, European Stability Mechanism (ESM); European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014)
  • Miranda Xafa – Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Member of the Executive Board, International Monetary Fund (2004-2009)
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Europe in the World Seminar — Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election
  • William Drozdiak – Author, The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World
  • Leslie Vinjamuri – Director, US and the Americas Program, Chatham House
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Government and Vice President of International Affairs, Suffolk University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, November 13, 2020

European Wine Politics
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Food for Thought Seminar — European Wine Politics
  • Elizabeth Carter – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University; CES Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Harvard University
  • Chair Aleksandra Sojka – Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid; CES Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Harvard University

Thursday, November 12, 2020

What’s the EU for? Thinking about EU-level Public Goods in a Post-COVID World
12:15pm - 1:30pm
European Economic Policy Forum — What’s the EU for? Thinking about EU-level Public Goods in a Post-COVID World
  • Marco Buti – Head of Cabinet, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Taxation
  • Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, November 6, 2020

Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East
  • Mikhal Dekel – Professor and Director of the Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts, City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History & Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, CES, Harvard University

Friday, October 30, 2020

Austerity, Indebtedness and Political Participation: Evidence from the U.K.
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Austerity, Indebtedness and Political Participation: Evidence from the U.K.
  • Andreas Wiedemann – Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Sophie Hill – Ph.D. Student in Government , Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia
10:00am - 11:00am
Europe in the World Seminar & Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies — China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia
  • Daniel S. Markey – Senior Research Professor in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Andrew Small – Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • Chair Nargis Kassenova – Senior Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ghetto: The History of a Word
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Ghetto: The History of a Word
  • Daniel B. Schwartz – Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University
  • Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University
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