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Friday, September 25, 2020
Social Democracy in Competition: Voting Propensities and Electoral Trade-Offs
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Silja Häusermann – Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich

Sara Hobolt – Sutherland Professor of European Institutions, London School of Economics and Political Science

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
WEBINAR | Session 1: What is a Senior Thesis?
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy – A Book Discussion
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Jane Mansbridge – Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Citizenship in the 21st Century: Insights Across Time and Space
11:00am - 12:00pm

Emma Dench – Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Gregory Nagy – Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of the Classics, Harvard University

Nicole Newendorp – Assistant Director of Studies for Juniors and Seniors, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University

Richard Tuck – Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University

Moderated by Nicolas Prevelakis – Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Destination: World
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020
30 Years of German Reunification
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Elise Sarotte – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 9, 2020
Crossing the Cultural Chasm: Comparing Veganism in the United States and France
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Nina Gheihman – Postdoctoral Researcher, Sustainable Food Initiative, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Chair Albana Shehaj – Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar 2019-2021, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 16, 2020
Tilly Goes to Church: The Religious Roots of State Formation in Medieval Europe
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Anna Grzymała-Busse – Douglas Professor of International Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, October 19, 2020
Deglobalization, Disrupted Education, and Debt: Economic Policy Challenges Following the Pandemic
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Jens Weidmann – President, Deutsche Bundesbank; Member of the Governing Council, European Central Bank (ECB)

Beatrice Weder di Mauro – President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
How the European Union Rules the World
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Anu Bradford – Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
Session 2: Research Resources at Harvard, Advisors and Recommendation Letters
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Race and Remembrance in Contemporary Europe
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mame-Fatou Niang – Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University

Ana Lucia Araujo – Professor of History, Howard University

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Ghetto: The History of a Word
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Daniel B. Schwartz – Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia
10:00am - 11:00am

Daniel S. Markey – Senior Research Professor in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Andrew Small – Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Chair Nargis Kassenova – Senior Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 30, 2020
Austerity, Indebtedness and Political Participation: Evidence from the U.K.
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Andreas Wiedemann – Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Sophie Hill – Ph.D. Student in Government , Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, November 6, 2020
Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Mikhal Dekel – Professor and Director of the Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts, City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History & Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, November 12, 2020
What’s the EU for? Thinking about EU-level Public Goods in a Post-COVID World
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Marco Buti – Head of Cabinet, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Taxation

Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Daniela Schwarzer – Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, November 13, 2020
European Wine Politics
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Elizabeth Carter – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire; Local Affiliate & Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Aleksandra Sojka – Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid; CES Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Harvard University

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election
12:15pm - 1:15pm

William Drozdiak – Author, The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World

Leslie Vinjamuri – Director, US and the Americas Program, Chatham House

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Lessons from Europe's Financial Assistance to Greece
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Joaquín Almunia – Independent High-Level Evaluator, European Stability Mechanism (ESM); European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014)

Miranda Xafa – Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Member of the Executive Board, International Monetary Fund (2004-2009)

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, November 19, 2020
State of Democracy and Future Research
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Sheri Berman – Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Wolfgang Merkel – Professor Emeritus and Director of the Research unit on Democracy and Democratization, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Yascha Mounk – Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Pippa Norris – Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics & CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University

and

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard UniversityDaniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Friday, November 20, 2020
European Nationalisms: New and Old
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Commentary by Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, December 3, 2020
The Jewish Eighteenth Century and the Transformative Year 1782
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Shmuel Feiner – Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University; Chair, The Historical Society of Israel

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, December 4, 2020
After the Dutch Paradox: Jews and Non-Jews in the Netherlands (1940–1945)
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Jan Burzlaff – William A. Ackman Fellow for Holocaust Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

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Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, December 11, 2020
Is S(H)e Presidential? The Changing Scripts of Political Leadership, 1995-2020
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Bo Yun Park – Ph.D. Student in Sociology, Harvard University; CES Graduate Student Affiliate, Harvard University

and

Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Ascent to Glory: How "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Was Written and Became a Global Classic
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Alvaro Santana-Acuña – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College

Gisèle Sapiro – Professor of Sociology, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHSS); Research Professor, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Diana Sorensen – James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Chair Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
How to Write a Winning Proposal
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
A Conversation with European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
10:30am - 11:30am

Elisa Ferreira – European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
Ethnicity, Migration and Belonging in Europe
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Maurice Crul – Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Rahsaan Maxwell – Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Claire Alexander – Professor of Sociology, The University of Manchester

Chair Natasha Warikoo – Professor of Sociology, Tufts University

Thursday, February 11, 2021
The Unruly History of Freedom
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Annelien de Dijn – Professor of History, Utrecht University

Alexander H. Gourevitch – Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University

Sophia Rosenfeld – Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, February 12, 2021
Judging the League: The Permanent Court of International Justice and the League of Nations, 1922-1939
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Aden Knaap – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; CES Graduate Student Affiliate, Harvard University

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Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
The Social Rights of Citizens in an Age of Financialization
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lawrence R. Jacobs – McKnight Professor or Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Desmond King – Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, Nuffield College, Oxford University

Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Populism, Democracy and Recognition
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Pierre Rosanvallon – Professor of Modern and Contemporary History of Politics, Collège de France

Welcome Remarks by Arnaud Mentré – Consul General of France in Boston

Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, February 26, 2021
The Shifting Relationship Between Postwar Capitalism and Democracy
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Herman Mark Schwartz – Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Chair Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
An Ugly Word: Rethinking "Race" in Italy
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Ann J Morning – Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University

Tommaso Vitale – Associate Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po

Sunmin Kim – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dartmouth College

Chair Natasha Warikoo – Professor of Sociology, Tufts University

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Populism After Trump
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Anne Applebaum – Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Steven Levitsky – Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 5, 2021
Opening the Caskets: Mathematical Economics in Fascist Austria
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Max Ehrenfreund – Ph.D. Student in History of Science, Harvard University

and

Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Research Methodologies
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
POSTPONED - The Place of the European Union in the World - An Address by Josep Borrell Fontelles
10:00am - 11:00am

Josep Borrell Fontelles – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice President, European Commission

Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, March 11, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Jewish International Politics, 1919-1949
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Rotem Giladi – Associate Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Simon Dubnow in Leipzig; Adjunct Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 12, 2021
Integrative Institutions and Mainstream Party Collapse: The Regional Context
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Jane Gingrich – Professor of Politics, University of Oxford

Julia Lynch – Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Franklin – John R. Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics, Trinity College; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Confronting a Hostile State: Scholars of the Holocaust in Poland
11:00am - 12:00pm

Barbara Engelking – Founder and Director, Polish Center of Holocaust Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Jan Grabowski – Professor of History, University of Ottawa

Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
A Conversation with Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Stella Kyriakides – European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Chair Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, March 26, 2021
A Forgotten Working Class: Perceptions of Representation and the Role of Labour in a Comparative Perspective
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Jonas Pontusson – Professor, University of Geneva

Line Rennwald – Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Geneva

Devin Caughey – Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Debating Democracy in a Pandemic – German and US Resistance Movements
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Myra Marx Ferree – Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology (Emerita), University of Wisconsin-Madison; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Elizabeth A. Wood – Professor of History, MIT

Chair Kathrin Zippel – Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Stella Ghervas – Professor of Russian History, Newcastle University

Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Director (1994-2001), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Samuel Moyn – Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School; Professor of History, Yale University

Chair Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, April 9, 2021
Machines and Workers: Evidence from Winners and Losers of Technology Subsidies
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Joonas Tuhkuri – Ph.D. Student in Economics, MIT; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

and

Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Senior Thesis Conference 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, April 12, 2021
Global Europe: What Does That Mean?
11:00am - 12:00pm

Melani Cammett – Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Domingos Fezas Vital – Ambassador of Portugal to the United States

Stavros Lambrinidis – Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, International Affairs, and Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University

Opening Remarks by Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The COVID-19 Crisis: EU and Member-State Responses
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Marco Buti – Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, European Commission

Sergio Fabbrini – Dean, Political Science Department; Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli

Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, April 16, 2021
Entrenchment or Retrenchment: The Political Economy of Mortgage Debt Subsidies in the United States and Germany
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Alexander Reisenbichler – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Anke Hassel – Professor of Public Policy, Hertie School

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The New Italian Government: A Last Chance for Italy and Europe?
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Francesco Giavazzi – Senior Professor of Economics, Università Bocconi

Thomas Mayer – Founding Director, Flossbach von Storch Research Institute; Honorary Professor, University of Witten-Herdecke

Lucrezia Reichlin – Full Professor of Economics, London Business School

Chair Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The European Union's Relations with China and Turkey
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lisel Hintz – Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

John Seaman – Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, April 22, 2021
The House of Fragile Things
12:30pm - 1:45pm

James McAuley – Global Opinions Columnist, The Washington Post

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, April 23, 2021
Straight Lines Through Mazes: Unearthing the Legacy of Late-19th-Century Linear Demolitions in Mediterranean Europe
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Carmelo Ignaccolo – Ph.D. Student in City Design and Urban Technologies, MIT; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

and

Chair Clare Bradford Anderson – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityArmando Miano – Ph.D. Student in Economics, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, April 26, 2021
The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict
11:00am - 12:00pm

Dilek Kurban – Fellow and Lecturer, Hertie School of Governance

Chair Kristin Fabbe – Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
EU-US Trade Relations: Where do They Stand Under the Biden Administration?
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Stormy-Annika Mildner – Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany

Peter Rashish – Senior Fellow and Director, Geoeconomics Program, American Institute for German Studies (AICGS)

Rupert Schlegelmilch – Director, The Americas, Agriculture and Food Safety, European Commission

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, April 30, 2021
The Distributional Context of Populist Protest
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Alexander Gattig – Senior Lecturer in Statistics, University of Bremen

Phillip Manow – Professor of Comparative Political Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bremen

Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki – Ph.D. Student in Government, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Politics of Historical Memory in Eastern Europe
12:30pm - 2:00pm
and

Chair Félix Krawatzek – Senior Researcher, ZOiS Berlin; Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of OxfordGeorge Soroka – Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Local Affiliate & Editor, Open Forum Series, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Combating Racism in Europe: What Role do Legislators Play?
10:15am - 11:15am

Christiane Taubira – Minister of Justice of France (2012-2016)

Aminata Touré – Vice President, Schleswig-Holstein Parliament

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
"An Unspeakable Jewish Tragedy" – Jews, the Munich Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Michael Brenner – Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and Director, Center for Israel Studies History, American Universityy, American University

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Emmanuel Macron's Presidency and the 2022 French Presidential Election
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Cécile Alduy – Professor of French Literature and Culture, Stanford University

Gérard Araud – Former Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019)

Philippe Martin – Professor of Economics, Sciences Po; Chairman, French Council of Economic Analysis (CAE); CEPR Research Fellow and Co-Director, Macroeconomics Program, CEPREMAP

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Chair Marc-Olivier Bherer – Neiman Visiting Fellow (2020-2021), Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University; Staff Editor and Reporter, Le MondeArthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Fiscal Policy in the European Union: Are New Rules Needed?
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Laurence Boone – Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Elena Carletti – Full Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

Tuomas Saarenheimo – President, Eurogroup Working Group

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Challenges and Opportunities for the Biden Administration in Southeastern Europe
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Thomas Countryman – Chair, Arms Control Association; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (2011-2012); Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation (2011-2017)

Valerie Hopkins – South-East Europe Correspondent, The Financial Times

Ivan Vejvoda – Permanent Fellow and Head of Europe's Futures Program, Institute for Human Sciences

and

Chair Othon Anastasakis – Director, South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, St Anthony's College, University of OxfordElaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
 
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