CES congratulates Nancy Ko '17 who was named one of four Harvard Rhodes Scholars in November. Ko was the recipient of a CES Senior Thesis Grant last year for her thesis entitled "In the Shadows of Change: Jewish Alliances in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1905-11." (Photo: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Gazette)
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Former Prime Minister François Fillon crushes the opposition in the first round of the primary for the presidential nomination of the center-right Republican primary. The winner of the runoff could well become France’s next president—if he can beat Marine Le Pen. A commentary by Art Goldhammer. (Credit: Bernard BISSON/JDD/SIPA/1505311317 - Sipa via AP Images)
A Europe that is showing cracks in its unity now worries about U.S. ties, analysts say at CES Summit on the Future of Europe - Europe and the Forces of Disunion. A insightful summary of the discussions at the day-long event by the Harvard Gazette.
After Trump - A Surge in Ethno-Nationalism. "Trump legitimized deep ethno-national resentments. ... Driven by a fear of demographic and cultural change, white voters embraced racism and xenophobia and rejected the politics of civility," says Bart Banikowski, Associate Professor of Sociology & CES Resident Faculty, in Harvard Gazette. (Credit: AP Image/John Locher)
Perspectives on Germany's refugee crisis by Klaus Zimmermann, CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, and Adrian Weickart, Harvard College student and CES intern, featured in Harvard Gazette article. (Credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Moscow is getting closer to a gas pipeline deal with Ankara, but it’s not the geopolitical triumph some think. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Narratives are not fairy tales. They are charged political tools. And honest narratives have many enemies these days.
Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will, counseled Antonio Gramsci. But in 2016, pessimism is gaining the upper hand. Art Goldhammer shares a personal perspective on the state of Europe and the United States. (Photo: Sipa USA via AP/Julien Mattia)
Across Western Europe, marriage equality is fast becoming the norm: From Scandinavia through the Netherlands and Denmark; even the Catholic countries of Ireland, France and Spain. But there’s one glaring exception: Germany. It stands out not only because it is the largest country in Western Europe, but also because on many measures, it is among the most progressive.
What is transcending national boundaries to create today's political turmoil in the West? (Photo: AP Image/ Manu Fernandez)