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Friday, September 23, 2011

2:15pm - 4:00pm
Pandemics: waves of disease, waves of hate from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Monday, September 26, 2011

Death by Taxes: Why Democrats Struggle with the Politics of Revenue
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Death by Taxes: Why Democrats Struggle with the Politics of Revenue
  • Theda Skocpol – Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez – Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From Pain to Law: How the Presence of the Victims Transforms a Criminal Trial
12:15pm - 1:45pm
From Pain to Law: How the Presence of the Victims Transforms a Criminal Trial
  • Nicolas Dodier – Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

4:00pm - 6:00pm
When Do Americans Vote for Tax Increases? The Politics of Tax Initiatives Since 1970
  • Vanessa Williamson – Graduate Student (Social Policy), John F. Kennedy School of Government
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Three Waves of Political Messianism: From Colonialism to Communism to Humanitarianism
  • Tzvetan Todorov – Directeur de recherche honoraire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

4:15pm - 6:00pm
The New German Question: How Can Europe Get The Germany It Needs?
  • Ulrike Guérot – Senior Trans-Atlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund Berlin

Friday, October 7, 2011

Credit Access and Social Welfare: The Rise of Consumer Lending in the United States and France
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Credit Access and Social Welfare: The Rise of Consumer Lending in the United States and France
  • Gunnar Trumbull – Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

4:15pm - 6:00pm
Emotions in History, with a Special Reference to Empathy and its Limits
  • Ute Frevert – Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin)
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