Cambridge, MA – The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) is pleased to announce that H.E. Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the German Bundestag and Vice Chancellor from 2013-2018, will serve as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at Harvard during the fall of 2018.
Since the Kennedy Fellowship was established in 1967, the Center has hosted many outstanding German scholars, politicians and journalists to share their experiences and work with the academic community at Harvard. “At a moment when the Transatlantic relationship faces historic strains and Europe is confronted with complex challenges, it is a significant opportunity for all of us to have Mr. Gabriel join the Center,” said Grzegorz Ekiert, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government at Harvard and CES Director. “Mr. Gabriel brings a unique perspective as a result of his accomplished public service career. Our students and faculty look forward to discussing policy issues and gaining insight from his experiences as one of the most influential politicians in Europe.”
“Harvard is at the center of critical research and debates which affect the future of society and governance,” said Gabriel. “Having spent most of my career in public service, it is a privilege for me to connect with the dynamic intellectual environment at the Center for European Studies. I look forward to sharing my experiences with the community and gaining new perspectives.”
(Photo: Sigmar Gabriel speaking to Harvard students during a visit at CES in 2014.)