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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Democratic Development and Decline: New Findings from the V-Dem Project
11:30am - 1:00pm
Seminar on Democracy: Past, Present, and Future — Democratic Development and Decline: New Findings from the V-Dem Project
  • Michael Bernhard – Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Florida
  • Michael Coppedge – Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Pippa Norris – Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director (2012-2023), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Electoral Responses to Political Corruption in Romanian Municipal Elections
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe — Electoral Responses to Political Corruption in Romanian Municipal Elections
  • Nicholas Charron – Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Vlad Perju – Professor, Boston College Law School; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, September 30, 2022

Social Investments in the Knowledge Economy: The Politics of Inclusive, Stratified, and Targeted Reforms across the Globe
1:30pm - 3:00pm
State and Capitalism Since 1800 — Social Investments in the Knowledge Economy: The Politics of Inclusive, Stratified, and Targeted Reforms across the Globe
  • Bruno Palier – CNRS Research Director, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po
  • Jonas Pontusson – Professor, University of Geneva
  • Chair Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Democratic Commitment: How Divergent Understandings of Democracy Shape Democratic Backsliding
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe Seminar — Democratic Commitment: How Divergent Understandings of Democracy Shape Democratic Backsliding
  • Natasha Wunsch – Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich; Assistant Professor of Political Science and European Integration, Sciences Po; Chair, ECPR Standing Group of the European Union; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Laura Jakli – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Euro Area Inflation and a New Measure of Core Inflation
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe & Worldwide Week at Harvard — Euro Area Inflation and a New Measure of Core Inflation
  • Claudio Morana – Professor of Economics & Director of the Center for European Studies, University of Milano-Bicocca; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics & Resident Faculty, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, German Bundesbank (2002-2012)

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Power & Alliances: The Transatlantic Partnership in a Changing World
11:00am - 12:30pm
Harvard Law School & European Union Seminar — Power & Alliances: The Transatlantic Partnership in a Changing World
  • Valdis Dombrovskis – Executive Vice-President for Economy and Trade, European Commission
  • Chair and Discussant Mark Wu – Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Monday, October 17, 2022

The European Central Bank’s Mandate: Providing for Affordable Cost of Living in Europe
3:00pm - 4:30pm
European Economic Policy Forum — The European Central Bank’s Mandate: Providing for Affordable Cost of Living in Europe
  • Joachim Nagel – President, Deutsche Bundesbank; Member, Governing Council of the European Central Bank
  • Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics & Resident Faculty, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, German Bundesbank (2002-2012)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The European Union’s Reaction to the War in Ukraine
2:00pm - 3:30pm
European Union Seminar — The European Union’s Reaction to the War in Ukraine
  • Jolyon Howorth – Jean Monnet Professor ad personam & Professor Emeritus of European Politics, University of Bath; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor of Public Policy & Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Session 2: Thesis Strategies for Research, Advisers, and Recommendation Letters
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thesis Workshop for Juniors — Session 2: Thesis Strategies for Research, Advisers, and Recommendation Letters
  • Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and William Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Consequences of Political Crime for Democratic Representation and Electoral Polarization
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe — The Consequences of Political Crime for Democratic Representation and Electoral Polarization
  • Fabio Ellger – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
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