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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. Recordings of many past events are posted on the Center's YouTube channel.

CES Events
Monday, April 2, 2018
Art Exhibit – Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest – Through June 1, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Paradox of Germany's AfD Party: A Case of Populism in a Stable Society and Thriving Economy
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Edouard Husson – Professor of Modern History and International Affairs, and Vice-President, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University

Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

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

 
Senior Thesis Workshop - Session 5: Traveling and Living in Europe
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Expansionary Monetary Policy and Its Side Effects
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Jacek Tomkiewicz – Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kozminski University and CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
 
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Robert Kuttner – Editor, The American Prospect; Meyer and Ida Kirstein Visiting Professor in Social Planning and Administration, Brandeis University

Dani Rodrik – Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

Monday, April 9, 2018
Art Exhibit – Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest – Through June 1, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
 
Synagogues of Habsburg Hungary: Typology, Genealogy and Architectural Significance
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Rudolf Klein – Miklós Ybl Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Szent István University

 
Visegrad Contra Brussels: Europeanization Fatigue in New Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Radosław Sikorski – Speaker of Parliament (2014-2015), Republic of Poland; Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2014), Republic of Poland; CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University

Jacques Rupnik – Senior Research Fellow, Sciences-Po

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and CES Director, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Apes, Slaves, and Global Markets: Boundaries of Humanity in Enlightenment Debates
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Silvia Sebastiani – Associate Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales - Centre de recherche historique, (EHESS)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In Praise of the Nation? Why Europe’s Progressives Should Not Leave Civic Patriotism and the Nation State to Right-Wing Populists
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Michael Bröning – Head of the International Policy Analysis Department, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, Harvard University

Thursday, April 12, 2018
From Cotton and Smoke: The Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity in the Case of Łódź
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Agata Zysiak – Associate Professor, Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw

Chair Julie Buckler – Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

 
The Nineteenth Century as the Age of Questions
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Holly Case – Associate Professor of History, Brown University

 
Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Tariq Modood – Founding Director, Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Bristol University

Chair Natasha Warikoo – Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Co-Chair Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University

Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
 
The Welfare State with Private Alternatives: The Transformation of Popular Support for Social Insurance
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Marius R. Busemeyer – Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz

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

Steffen Mau – Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 
Italy’s 2018 Election – Immediate Impact and Future Prognosis
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Gianfranco Pasquino – Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Bologna

Chiara Superti – Lecturer in Political Science, Columbia University

Leila Simona Talani – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of International Political Economy, King’s College London

Moderated by Daniel Smith – Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

Monday, April 16, 2018
Art Exhibit – Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest – Through June 1, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Multiple Paths to the Populist Radical Right: Voting for Populist Radical Right Parties in Cities and the Countryside
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Sarah de Lange – Professor of Political Science and Dr. J.M. Den Uyl Chair, University of Amsterdam

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The EU Commission and the Regulation of Europe
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Jens Blom-Hansen – Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University and CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

 
Making Germany Great Again? The Populist Revolt's Impact on German Politics
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Michael Bröning – Head of the International Policy Analysis Department, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Chair Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

 
Portugal’s Economic Recovery: From Sick Man to Poster Boy
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mário José Gomes de Freitas Centeno – President of the Eurogroup; Minister of Finance, Portuguese Republic

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Silent Revolution in Reverse: The Rise of Trump and the Authoritarian Populist Parties
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Ronald Inglehart – Lowenstein Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
 
How Democracies Die - A Book Discussion
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Steven Levitsky – Professor of Government, Harvard University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and CES Director, Harvard University

 
Vesna Fest
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018
Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary on the Court of Justice of the European Union Decision
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Ioanna Tourkochoriti – Lecturer Above the Bar, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway

Ivana Isailovic – Emile Noel Fellow 2016-17, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University; CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

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

 
Resetting Turkey’s Strategic Relations West and East
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Francis J. Ricciardone – President of the American University in Cairo; United States Ambassador to Turkey (2011-2014)

Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Author of New York Times Bestseller "How Democracies Die"

 
Access to Higher Education and Degrees in Europe:  From Tool of Government to Inequality Regimes
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Gaële Goastellec – Professor of Social and Political Science, University of Lausanne; Visiting Scholar 2017-2018, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Ethnic Cleansing Solution? The League of Nations, Internationalist Imperialism, and the Idea of Partition
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Laura Robson – Professor of History, Portland State University

Chair Kristin Fabbe – Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School; CES Local Affiliate and Study Group Co-Chair, Harvard University

 
How Can Europe and Social Democracy Overcome their Crises Together?
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Joaquín Almunia – European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014); Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor for the Study of EU Law and Government and CES Local Affiliate and Study Group Co-Chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Memory, Nationalist Politics and Male Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Heleen Touquet – Lecturer, Leuven International and European Studies, KU Leuven and CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Art Exhibit - Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2018
Art Exhibit - Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest
10:00am - 6:00pm
 
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Art Exhibit - Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest
11:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018
Post-Imperial Possibilities: The Idea of Eurafrica in France and French Africa, 1945-1960
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Frederick Cooper – Professor of History, New York University

 
Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Omer Bartov – John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

Community Events
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
May 68 Revisited on Screen: Film Festival April 10-13
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Dennis Berry – Film Director, Actor and Screen Writer

Anna Karina – Iconic Actress of the French New Wave

Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Immigrant - Film Screening
8:15pm - 9:20pm
Monday, April 16, 2018
Deconstructing the East Slavic Idea  in Ukraine and Belarus: What Has Happened to National Identities Since 2014?
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Andrew Wilson – Professor of Ukrainian Studies, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Public Broadcasting in the Age of Fake News: Can NHK, NPR or the BBC Save Democracy?
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Henry Laurence – Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

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

Friday, April 20, 2018
The Management of Shattered Identity: Screening of German Films April 20–23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018
President Macron’s Education Policy
11:30am - 1:00pm

Jean-Michel Blanquer – French Minister for National Education (2017)

Chair Douglas Elmendorf – Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by Julie Battilana – Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

 
The Poet and His Translators: Poland’s Ryszard Krynicki in Conversation with Clare Cavanagh and Alissa Valles
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Ryszard Krynicki – Poet

Clare Cavanagh – Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Slavic Literatures and Comparative Literary Studies, Chair of the Slavic Department, Northwestern University

Alissa Valles – Poet and Translator

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Steven Vogel – Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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

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

 
1:15pm - 5:00pm
 
Navigating the Crisis in Transatlantic Relations
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Pedro Morenés – Ambassador of Spain to the United States

David O’Sullivan – Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

Julianne Smith – Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Peter Wittig – Ambassador of Germany to the United States

Moderated by Nicholas Burns – Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Douglas Elmendorf – Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

 
 
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