We sat down with Anna Popiel to talk about her upcoming retirement and her 36 years behind the reception desk at CES. Starting at Bryant Street with cramped working conditions and a typewriter, Anna has seen the Center grow and change. For many, she has become the heart of Adolphus Busch Hall and in many ways she represents ‘where Harvard and Europe meet.’
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Zum Tod des großen Institutionengründers Guido Goldman
Author Conversations Series, Fall 2020. Produced by the Harvard University Asia Center
Among the most innovative poets of European modernism, he forged a new path for poetry after the terrors of the twentieth century. Do we still know how to read him?
In their 30-year collegial relationship, what Professor Charles S. Maier ’60 remembers most about Guido G. Goldman ’59 is his “magic sense of connectivity” — a connectivity that stretched from personal relationships to trans-Atlantic partnerships.
It is with sadness that we share the news that Guido Goldman, Co-Founding Director of CES, died on November 30, 2020 at the age of 83. Goldman, who had a brilliant mind, was a visionary Europeanist who left an indelible mark on Harvard, the field of European studies, and the partnership between Germany and the United States.
|Markovits Honored with Festschrift|
Andrei S. Markovits, a long-time friend of CES and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, was honored with a Festschrift in Germany.
The last time President of the Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann spoke at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), the economic landscape was fundamentally different. Returning almost seven years later, he addressed the consequences of a global pandemic, a joint shock to demand and supply, and the short-term as well as possibly longer run ramifications.
On a cloud-spackled Sunday last June, protesters in Bristol, England, gathered at a statue of Edward Colston, a seventeenth-century slave trader on whose watch more than eighty thousand Africans were trafficked across the Atlantic. “Pull it down!” the crowd chanted, as people yanked on a rope around the statue’s neck. A few tugs, and the figure clanged off its pedestal. A panel of its coat skirt cracked off to expose a hollow buttock as the demonstrators rolled the statue toward the harbor, a few hundred yards away, and then tipped it headlong into the water.