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Thomas Piketty takes a long look at global history and ways to redistribute wealth ahead of his address to open the Stanley Hoffmann Lecture on France and the World on March 6, 2020. The event will be livestreamed starting at 5:00pm.
William Barr thinks China is stealing American technology. Can the U.S. halt the exchange of knowledge?
Some U.S. government moves to halt China’s technology theft could cause significant brain drain and hurt the scientific community, argue Peter A. Hall & Yeling Tan.
The new mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, M.P.A. ’04, wants to rebuild the capital from the ground up. He spoke to CES Executive Director Elaine Papoulias about his plans and challenges.
"To survive, democracy requires at least two democratic political parties. We currently only have one. If this doesn’t change, our growing democratic disorder risks mutating into an even more extreme form," comments Daniel Ziblatt in a Harvard Gazette article on what impeachment may mean for the presidency and the future of American democracy.
Any geopolitical order based on cities must depend upon the partial dismantling of the territorial state order and thus of the notion of a unitary sovereignty as it developed from the Renaissance until very recently. Is that really plausible in this day and age? – Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History & CES Resident Faculty
By talking up ethnic nationalism but not delivering, they opened up space for the radical right, say CES Resident Faculty Bart Bonikowski and Daniel Ziblatt in their introduction to a six-part article series commissioned by The Washington Post's Monkey Cage. This series of articles resulted from a 2018 Weatherhead Center for International Affairs conference and was edited by Bonikowski and Ziblatt.
Former French Ambassador to the United States Pierre N. Vimont discussed the future of European foreign policy with diplomats and Harvard affiliates ia conversation hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies Friday.
Former Polish leader Walesa points to economic disruption and rise of nationalism in Europe as the U.S. retreats from its global leadership role at the Forum discussion with CES Director Grzegorz Ekiert.
With the rise of populist right-wing groups in Europe, gender politics are in play. Increasingly and in what may be viewed as a counter-intuitive move, gender equality, has been taken up as a rallying cause by conservative groups, opening up new questions about the definition of gender and putting gender studies under attack. Kathrin Zippel and Myra Marx Ferree raised these issues in a recent workshop "Troubling Times for Gender Equality Politics."