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Monthly Calendar of Events
April 2017

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes the Harvard community and general public to attend its events. While most events are held at the Center, please refer to event details for exact locations. We advise that you to check the CES website for last-minute changes, additions and cancellations.

Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
CES Events
Monday, April 3, 2017
Arabs and the Problem of the Color Line: Prince Faisal at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Thompson – Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, American University

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The EU's Role in Protecting Human Rights in the World Today
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jeff Kenner – Professor of European Law, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham UK

Joana Abrisketa – Professor of International Law and European Union Law, University of Deusto

Jeremy Gunn – Professor of Law and Political Science, Université Internationale de Rabat

Jakub Jaraczewski – Senior Researcher in Constitutional Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Harvard University

 
Democratic Challenges in Germany – Insights from Recent Elections
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Eva Marlene Hausteiner – Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher in Political Theory, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Hanna Lierse – Postdoctoral Fellow, Jacobs University Bremen; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Eva Schliephake – Assistant Professor, Institute for Financial Economics and Statistics, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Thomas Weber – Professor of History and International Affairs, University of Aberdeen; Director, Center for Global Security and Governance, University of Aberdeen

Moderated by Alexander Görlach – Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The European Magazine, The European; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University; Senior Advisor, Berggruen Institute

Welcome Remarks by Marc Redlich – Director, Boston Warburg Chapter, American Council on Germany

 
The Politics of Big Cities: What is Governed and Not Governed in London, Paris and Mexico City
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Patrick Le Gales – Director of CNRS Research at the Center for European Studies, Sciences Po

 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
For What It’s Worth:  The Political Construction of Quality in French and Italian Wine Markets
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Elizabeth Carter – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire

 
The Disunited States of Europe: Where Do We Go from Here?
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Wolfgang Streeck – Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society

 
Resisting Capitalism:  Working Class Economic Strategies in Early Modern Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Laurence Fontaine – Director of Research, CNRS

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe: Decision Time for Leaders
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Joaquín Almunia – President CEPS. Former Vice-President European Commission

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor for the Study of EU Law and Government, Harvard University

Friday, April 7, 2017
The 2017 German American Conference - Day 1
8:00am - 6:00pm
 
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Yesterday’s Enemies: Decolonization and the Role of the Mixed Ceasefire Commissions in French Algeria
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Andrew Bellisari – PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Ivan Krastev – Chairman, Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM)

Kim L. Scheppele – Visiting Professor of Law & John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization (Spring 2017), Harvard Law School; Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar

Saturday, April 8, 2017
The 2017 German American Conference - Day 2
8:00am - 6:00pm
 
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin Colloquium
9:00am - 2:00pm
 
Introduction
9:10am - 9:20am

Esra Akcan – Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University

 
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin Colloquium - Panel 1: “Refugee” Architects
9:20am - 11:10am

Kader Konuk – Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen

Bernd Nicolai – Professor of History of Architecture and Conservation, Institute of Art History, University of Bern

Moderated by Sibel Bozdoğan – Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Professor of Architecture, Kadir Has University

 
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin Colloquium - Panel 2: Architects for “Refugees”
11:30am - 2:00pm

Esra Akcan – Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University

Bilgin Ayata – Assistant Professor of Political Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel

Phillipp Misselwitz – Chair of Habitat Unit, Institute for Architecture Technical University, Berlin

Moderated by Berna Turam – Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Monday, April 10, 2017
Fifth Annual Roma Conference - Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution
9:00am - 5:15pm
 
The Populist Challenge
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Chantal Mouffe – Professor of Political Theory, University of Westminster

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Joaquín Almunia – Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)

Georgios Kaminis – Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)

Sławomir Sierakowski – Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw

Chair Vincent Pons – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
2:15pm - 6:00pm
 
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Arthur Goldhammer – Translator; Local Affiliate & Study Group Chair, CES, Harvard University

Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Residents Faculty, Harvard University

Félix Krawatzek – British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University

Antonio Costa Pinto – Visiting Professor, New York University; Research Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon

Gianni Riotta – Journalist & Pirelli Visiting Professor in Italian Studies, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University

Chair Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University; Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Opportunity Cost of the US Withdrawal from the TPP
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Jong-Hwan Ko – Professor of European Studies, Division of International & Area Studies, Pukyong National University

 
What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe, Revisited
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten – Professor of Political Science, University of Bergen, Professor II Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism, University of Oslo

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Future of German American Relations
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Yascha Mounk – Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Mary Elise Sarotte – Dean's Professor of History and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California; Senior Fellow 2017-2018, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund; Associate, CES, Harvard University

Stephen Szabo – Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy

Heidi Tworek – Assistant Professor of International History, University of British Columbia; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Dismantling Democracy on the EU's Watch: Poland and Its Constitutional Tribunal
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Andrzej Rzeplinski – Professor of Jurisprudence, Warsaw University; President of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal (2010-2016)

Noah Feldman – Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law

Kim L. Scheppele – Visiting Professor of Law & John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization (Spring 2017), Harvard Law School; Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar

 
Art Exhibit | Poles Apart: Poland's Culture Wars - (Opening Reception)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
CANCELLED: Capitalist Democracies:  The Rise of the Knowledge Economy
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University

 
Feria Festival
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, April 17, 2017
Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science

Amel Ahmed – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

David Art – Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Tarek Masoud – Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Yascha Mounk – Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair Mary Elise Sarotte – Dean's Professor of History and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California; Senior Fellow 2017-2018, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund; Associate, CES, Harvard University

 
Through a Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Casey Primel – Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Differentiated Legitimacy Crisis of the European Union
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Mathew Wood – Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director, Crick Center, University of Sheffield

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Finding Europe? The Languages of a Contested Concept
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Félix Krawatzek – British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University

Chair Stella Ghervas – Mihaychuk Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama, Birmingham

 
Book Talk: “Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local”
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Cornel Ban – Assistant Professor of International Relations; Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University

Respondent Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Union, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, April 20, 2017
The EU and the Ukraine/Russia Crisis
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Richard Youngs – Senior Fellow, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe

Chair Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

 
Explaining Modernization of Jews in Nineteenth Century Italy
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Marco Di Giulio – Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Program of Judaic Studies & Italian Department Franklin & Marshall College

 
Unpacking Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

David Paternotte – Lecturer in Sociology, Université libre de Bruxelles

Mark D. Jordan – Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University; Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Institutionalizing Protestant Ethics: Families, Schools, and the West German Basic Law, 1949-1957
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Brandon Bloch – PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Graduate Student Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

 
Europe's Crises and Political Contestation
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Liesbet Hooghe – Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and VU, Amsterdam

Gary Marks – Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jeremy Ferwerda – Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Monday, April 24, 2017
Brexit: From Fantasy/Nightmare to Hard Bargaining: A Discussion with Ed Balls
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Ed Balls – UK Shadow Chancellor (2011-2015); Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Chair James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe, CES, Harvard University

 
Workshop: Incompatible Economic Philosophies: German Ordo vs. U.S. Pragmatism
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Lars Feld – Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics, Freiburg University; Member of the Advisory Council, German Council of Economic Experts; President, Walter Eucken Institut

Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School

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

Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University

Oliver Landmann – Chair of Economic Theory, Freiburg University

Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Director (1994-2001), CES, Harvard University

Christopher Smart – Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Special Assistant to the US President for International Economics (2013-2015); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-2013)

Philipp Steinberg – Head of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Jeromin Zettelmeyer – Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

and

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010)Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The European Union’s Security Policy and the Middle East
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Miguel Angel Moratinos – Former Foreign Minister, Spain; Former Special Representative of the EU, Middle East

 
Reconsidering the Fractured Alliance:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects for Europe, Turkey and the United States
4:15pm - 5:45pm

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Fisher Family Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council (2009-2013); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia (1994-1996)

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Exploring and Explaining Devolution in Europe, 1815-2015
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Paolo Dardanelli – Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Kent

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Jubilee: Debt Forgiveness in Modern Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, CES Resident Faculty & Study Group Co-Chair

Community Events
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Immemory: Abandoned Killing Sites and Their Memory Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Roma Sendyka – Associate Professor, Polish Studies Department, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Head of the Research Center for Memory Cultures, Jagiellonina University, Krakow

 
Social Selection in Education and its Consequences for Mobility
4:30pm - 6:15pm

Robert Erikson – Professor of Sociology, Swedish Institute for Social Research, University of Stockholm

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Comparative Democracy Seminar: Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes
4:15pm - 5:30pm

Joshua A. Tucker – Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science, New York University

Monday, April 24, 2017
Calming the Waters? Toward a New History of the Black Sea
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Stella Ghervas – Mihaychuk Fellow, HURI; Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Identity Politics in Times of Crisis: The Greek Experience
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Kostas Bakoyannis – Governor of Central Greece

 
 
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