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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Session 5: Research Methodologies
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thesis Workshop for Juniors — Session 5: Research Methodologies
  • Chair Charles Clavey – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair & 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, February 21, 2024

Shocks Without Therapy: A Transatlantic Comparison of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Democracy
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe Seminar — Shocks Without Therapy: A Transatlantic Comparison of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Democracy
  • Gábor Scheiring – Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Georgetown University Qatar; Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Laura Jakli – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Sojourns: German-Jewish Refugees and Survivors in Their Late 20th Century Hometowns
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Sojourns: German-Jewish Refugees and Survivors in Their Late 20th Century Hometowns
  • Helmut Walser Smith – Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
  • 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

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Will the AfD Move Germany to the Far-Right, Again? The Evolution of a Party
4:00pm - 5:30pm
CES Special Event — Will the AfD Move Germany to the Far-Right, Again? The Evolution of a Party
  • David Bebnowski – Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Harvard University
  • 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
  • Quinn Slobodian – Professor of International History, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
  • Introduction by David Spreen – Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Chair Sabine von Mering – Director, Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University; Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A Discussion with Portugal's Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho - The EU’s Long-Awaited Defense Moment
2:00pm - 3:00pm
CES Special Event — A Discussion with Portugal's Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho - The EU’s Long-Awaited Defense Moment
  • João Gomes Cravinho – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director (2012-2023), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 1, 2024

How Institutional Entrepreneurship Leads to Gradual Institutional Change in Bureaucracies
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 — How Institutional Entrepreneurship Leads to Gradual Institutional Change in Bureaucracies
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez – Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Daniel P. Carpenter – Allie S. Freed Professor of Government & Chair, Department of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, March 4, 2024

A Conversation with Romano Prodi –Europe in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape
4:00pm - 5:30pm
European Economic Policy Forum — A Conversation with Romano Prodi –Europe in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape
  • Romano Prodi – Prime Minister, Republic of Italy (1996-98; 2006-08); President, European Commission (1999-2004)
  • Chair Dante Roscini – MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Du Boisian Sociology After Du Bois: Reading Black Sociology as Postcolonial Sociology
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion — Du Boisian Sociology After Du Bois: Reading Black Sociology as Postcolonial Sociology
  • Ali Meghji – Associate Professor in Social Inequalities, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
  • Fatma Müge Göçek – Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
  • 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

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Building Resilience in Multilevel Systems: The European Union and Russia’s War Against Ukraine
2:00pm - 3:15pm
New Research on Europe Seminar — Building Resilience in Multilevel Systems: The European Union and Russia’s War Against Ukraine
  • Irina Busygina – Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Higher School of Economics; Visiting Scholar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Arvid Bell – Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 8, 2024

Decarbonizing National Growth Models
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Decarbonizing National Growth Models
  • Mark Blyth – Eastman Professor of Political Economy & Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Daniel Driscoll – Postdoctoral Researcher, Watson Institute for International Affairs, Brown University
  • Jonas Meckling – Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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