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During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes the Harvard community and general public to join its events virtually as part of Harvard University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please check the events calendar regularly for new events. All events will take place via Zoom, and each event listing will include instructions for pre-registration and access.

We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EuropeAtHarvard for news and updates.

CES Events
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

Community Events
Friday, April 9, 2021
Exhibiting Slavery and Representing Black Lives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 1)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, April 15, 2021
20th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival - April 15-30, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, April 16, 2021
De-centering/Re-centering: Forging New Museological and Historical Narratives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 2)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, April 19, 2021
The Future of the US-German Relationship with German MP Lars Klingbeil
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Friday, April 23, 2021
History, Memory, and Legacy: Jamaica Kincaid, Rosana Paulino, and Cheryl Finley in Conversation—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 3)
11:00am - 12:00pm
 
The Work of Objects: Interpretation within and beyond Museum Walls—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 4)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Marvin Kalb – Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (Emeritus), Harvard Kennedy School

 
 
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