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

Chair Félix Krawatzek – Senior Researcher, ZOiS Berlin; Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of OxfordGeorge Soroka – Lecturer on Government and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & 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


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 & Resident Faculty, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board, German Bundesbank (2002-2012)

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


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

Community Events
Monday, May 3, 2021
POSTPONED - Leadership and Collaboration: A Conversation with EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
9:00am - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The Cold War and the Soviet Army in Austria, 1945-1955
12:00pm - 1:15pm
A Conversation with Fiona Hill
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138