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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 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
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Senior Thesis Workshop - How to Write a Winning Proposal
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
How Asymmetric Is the Social World?
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lukas Haffert – Senior Researcher, University of Zurich; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2017-2018, CES, Harvard University

Friday, February 2, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018
The East Mediterranean in a State of Flux
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Amanda Sloat – Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institute; US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs (2013-2016)

Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Data Protection from a Transatlantic Perspective: How Private Are EU Citizens' Data?
4:15pm - 5:45pm

Tim Hickman – Partner, White & Case London

Matthias Goetz – Associate, White & Case London

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University

 
The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It
4:15pm - 6:00pm

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Food Fears and Consumer Critics of Food Systems
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Ewa Kopczyńska – Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Twelve Anxious Men: Re-Examining Algeria's Transition to Independence
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Blurring the Distinction between Opinion and Truth in New Authoritarianisms: The Case of Turkey
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Ayşe Kadıoğlu – Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University and CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

 
The Deepening of the EMU and its Impact on Varieties of Capitalism in Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Moreno Bertoldi – Minister Counselor, Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Peter A. Hall – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Thursday, February 15, 2018
German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic
4:15pm - 6:00pm

John M. Efron – Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Venetian Ball
9:00pm - 1:00am
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Resisting Neoconservatism: Explaining the Intellectual Evolution of Stanley Hoffmann's Relationship with Raymond Aron
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins – Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

Cheryl Welch – Senior Lecturer on Government and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

Chair Julian Bourg – Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Core, Boston College and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Double Jeopardy? Experimental Evidence on Employers’ Unequal Treatment of Mothers and Fathers With Short vs. Long Family Leave in Germany
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lena Hipp – Head of the research group "Work and Care", Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, February 22, 2018
How France Is Fighting Long-term Unemployment:  What an Innovative Experiment Can Teach Advanced Economies
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Laurent Grandguillaume – President, Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée; Deputy, French National Assembly (2012-2017)

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy

Friday, February 23, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Demobilizing Democrats and the Working Class: The Enduring Political Consequences of Right-to-Work Laws Across the United States
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez – Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Theda Skocpol – Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Transnational Representation in EU National Parliaments
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Ben Crum – Professor of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Community Events
Monday, January 29, 2018
Anti-Semitism and Zionism: Ideologies or Emotions?
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Derek Penslar – Visiting Professor of History and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
How Democracies Die - A Book Presentation
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University

Steven Levitsky – Professor of Government, Harvard University

Monday, February 5, 2018
Olympic Diplomacy: A Conversation with Ambassador Angelopoulos
4:15pm - 5:30pm

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos – President, The Athens 2004 Organizing Committee

Nicholas Burns – Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Never Ending Brexit? The Causes, Consequences and Meaning of Brexit": A Conversation with Tim Oliver
8:30am - 10:00am

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook – Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project on Brexit

Tim Oliver – Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute in Florence; Associate of LSE IDEAS, The LSE’s Foreign Policy Think Tank

Friday, February 9, 2018
Inventur­Art in Germany, 1943-55
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, February 12, 2018
Engaging the Past, Envisioning the Future: Reflections Of/On A Spanish Jewish Exile
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Jeremy Cohen – Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Foundation Professor of European Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
How is Political Engagement Changing in Europe? The Rise of New Political Platforms
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Francesco Galtieri – MC/MPA ’17, political candidate with the Italian political party +Europe

Moderated by Muriel Rouyer – Ash Center faculty affiliate

 
The Wrong Family Holocaust Story: Survival of Polish Jews in Stalin's Russia
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Ellen G. Friedman – Professor of Contemporary Literary Theory, Holocaust Studies, and Modern and Contemporary U.S. Literature, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of New Jersey

Respondent Joshua Rubenstein – Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School; Center Associate, Davis Center, Harvard University

Moderated by Maxim D. Shrayer – Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College; Director, Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry; Center Associate, Davis Center, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Geographies of Justice: Japan, Germany, and the Allied War Crimes Program
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Franziska Seraphim – Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, Boaston Colllege

Moderated by Susan Pharr – Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University; Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

 
Better Regulation in the European Union – Boon or Boondoggle?
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Elizabeth Goldberg – Senior Fellow, M-RCBG, Harvard Kennedy School; former Director of Smart Regulation, European Commission

Fabio Colasanti – former Director General, European Commission

Thursday, February 22, 2018
A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Shachar Pinsker – Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature and Culture, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

Monday, February 26, 2018
Tell Me a A Story With A Happy Ending
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Sayed Kashua – Palestinian-Israeli writer

Etgar Keret – Palestinian-Israeli writer

 
 
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