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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) invites you to join us as we launch our 2021-2022 event and seminar series.

This calendar offers a preview of upcoming events. Please check the CES website and upcoming emails for additions over the coming weeks. All events will take place via Zoom, and each event listing will include instructions for pre-registration and access. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking slate of online discussions!

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CES Events
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
What Is a Senior Thesis?
6:00pm - 7:00pm
and

Chair Abigail Modaff – College Fellow in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityMichael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 1, 2021
A New Macro-Financial Condition Index for the Euro Area
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Claudio Morana – Professor of Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca; Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Hansong Li – Dissertation Workshop Coordinator, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, October 4, 2021
Coping with Extreme Heat: Urban Preparedness for Social and Physical Resilience
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Amy Chester – Managing Director, Rebuild By Design

Eleni Myrivili – Senior Advisor for Resilience and Sustainability, City of Athens

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The German Floods of July 2021: The New Normal or a Wake Up Call for (More) Climate Protection?
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Anja Bierwirth – Head of Research Unit Urban Transitions, Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

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

Chair Sabine von Mering – Director, Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University; Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University

Friday, October 8, 2021
The Fractured Political Economy: The Muting of Place-Based Economic Interests in the United States
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Daniel P. Carpenter – Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Paul Pierson – John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Sam Zacher – Ph.D. Student in Political Science, Yale University

Jacob Hacker – Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale 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, October 13, 2021
After Merkel, Now What? Analyzing Germany's 2021 Elections
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Andreas Busch – University Professor of Comparative Politics and Political Economy, University of Göttingen

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)

Constanze Stelzenmüller – Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, and Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations, The Brookings Institution

Chair Laura Levine Frader – Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University; Seminar Co-chair & Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the Racial Politics of Ethnography
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rachel Smith – Ph.D. Student, Department of History, UCLA

Chair Tsiona Lida – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate & Seminar Coordinator, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 15, 2021
From Status to … Something: J.F. Stephen and Henry Maine on Inequality in Britain and India
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Théophile Deslauriers – Ph.D. Student, Department of Politics, Princeton University; Visiting Student, Department of Government, Harvard University

Chair Hansong Li – Ph.D. Candidate in Government, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Session 2: Thesis Strategies for Research, Advisers, and Recommendation Letters
6:00pm - 7:00pm
and

Chair Abigail Modaff – College Fellow in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityMichael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, October 21, 2021
A Bank for the People: Popular Credit and Moral Economy in Renaissance Italy
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Sama Mammadova – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University

Chair Hansong Li – Ph.D. Candidate in Government, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
EU Security, Migration and Asylum Policy in a Strong Transatlantic Partnership
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Margaritis Schinas – Vice-President, European Commission

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

Welcome Remarks by Stratos Efthymiou – Consul General of Greece in Boston

Chair Constantine Arvanitopoulos – Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The Return of Inequality
12:00pm - 1:45pm

Mike Savage – Martin White Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Miguel Centeno – Musgrave Professor of Sociology & Vice Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Leslie McCall – Associate Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality & Presidential Professor of Sociology and Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Branko Milanovic – Visiting Presidential Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

and

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 UniversityJonathan Mijs – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University; Veni Fellow, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 29, 2021
Democracy Without a Majority?
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Michael Koß – Professor for the Political System of Germany and the EU, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Thomas Zittel – Professor for Comparative Politics, Goethe University; External Fellow, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim; Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies, NYU

Chair 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

 
 
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