At Commencement, German chancellor Angela Merkel urges students ‘to embrace new beginnings.’
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Students from Germany, who may barely remember when Angela Merkel wasn't chancellor, share their thoughts as she visits. Karl Oskar Schulz '22, who served as research assistant to Daniel Ziblatt and CES program assistant also shares his perspective.
One day before her Commencement address, members of the CES community, including Resident Faculty Charles Maier and Senior Fellow Sigmar Gabriel, reflect on Chancellor Angela Merkel's contributions as a world leader.
Over more than a century, the connections have spanned everything from curriculum reform to art collections to trans-Atlantic fellowships
Sara Bobok '19 traveled to her native Hungary on a CES Senior Thesis Grant to hear what motivates young people. She won the prestigious Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis, which was guided by CES Director Grzegorz Ekiert and CES Affiliate Nikolas Prevelakis, among others. Featured here as one of Harvard's stellar graduates, read what motivates Sara and what she plans next.
Three CES Senior Thesis Grant Recipients Sara Bobok, Emily Brothers and Julia Fine were awarded the prestigious Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for their outstanding research. These students spent their junior summer in Europe to conduct research for their senior thesis and were nominated by their advisors including Maya Jasanoff, CES Resident Faculty, and Nicolas Prevelakis, CES Local Affiliate.
"The church embodies a civilization, and had it been erased from the earth ... the loss would have been irretrievable," says Art Goldhammer in a moving tribute in The Nation. (Photo Credit: Reuters / Benoit Tessier)
Daniel Ziblatt analyzes the worldwide movement toward autocracy and concludes American democracy is safe — for now
Throughout the 1990s, central and eastern European states expressed their wish to become members of the Western community and its institutions and to guard against a resurgent Russia. Based on newly declassified documents, CES Associate Mary Elise Sarotte explores the history of NATO accession. (Photo Credit: Jeff Taylor/Reuters)