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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 – Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs & Professor of Political Science, Clark University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

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

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)

Friday, November 20, 2020

European Nationalisms: New and Old
4:00pm - 5:30pm
CES Senior Thesis Workshop 2020 — European Nationalisms: New and Old
  • Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Commentary by Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Director, The Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Jewish Eighteenth Century and the Transformative Year 1782
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — The Jewish Eighteenth Century and the Transformative Year 1782
  • Shmuel Feiner – Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University; Chair, The Historical Society of Israel
  • Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Director, The Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Friday, December 4, 2020

After the Dutch Paradox: Jews and Non-Jews in the Netherlands (1940–1945)
12:00pm - 1:15pm
CES Dissertation Workshop — After the Dutch Paradox: Jews and Non-Jews in the Netherlands (1940–1945)
  • Jan Burzlaff – William A. Ackman Fellow for Holocaust Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
  • Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Armando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University

Friday, December 11, 2020

Is S(H)e Presidential? The Changing Scripts of Political Leadership, 1995-2020
12:00pm - 1:15pm
CES Dissertation Workshop — Is S(H)e Presidential? The Changing Scripts of Political Leadership, 1995-2020
  • Bo Yun Park  – Postdoctoral Scholar, Social Science Data Lab (D-Lab), University of California, Berkeley
  • Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Armando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Ascent to Glory: How "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Was Written and Became a Global Classic
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion — Ascent to Glory: How "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Was Written and Became a Global Classic
  • Álvaro Santana-Acuña – Associate Professor of Sociology, Whitman College
  • Gisèle Sapiro – Professor of Sociology, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHSS); Research Professor, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • Diana Sorensen – James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  • Chair Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
How to Write a Winning Proposal
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Thesis Workshop for Juniors — How to Write a Winning Proposal
  • Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Conversation with European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
10:30am - 11:30am
European Legal Order Seminar — A Conversation with European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
  • Elisa Ferreira – European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
  • Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director (2012-2023), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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