One-Week Countdown: Europe Summit 2017 - 11/6
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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, Entrance at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
One-Week Countdown to the
Summit on the Future of Europe
Monday, November 6, 2017 8:45am - 5:45pm
CES Events
Monday, October 30, 2017
Art Exhibit | Poles Apart: Poland's Culture Wars
12:00pm - 2:00pm
 
The Decline of International and European Rule of Law?
4:15pm - 5:30pm

Georg Nolte – Chairman UN's International Law Commission

 
Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Kemal Kirişci – TÜSİAD Senior Fellow and Director, Turkey Project, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution

Jonathan Laurence – Professor of Political Science, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Malik Mufti – Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University

Chair Lenore Martin – Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Economic and Monetary Union After the EU Election Cycle: The Way Forward
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Marco Buti – Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Mere Adaptation? The Politics of Policy Tool Change in German Public Management Reforms
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Regine Paul – JFK Memorial Fellow; Visiting Scholar, CES

 
German Post-Election Analysis: Implications for Germany and Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Dominic Schwickert – Executive Director, Das Progressive Zentrum; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Maria Exner – Deputy Editor-in-Chief, ZEIT Online

Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday, November 6, 2017
2017 Summit on the Future of Europe — Europe and Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Populism
8:45am - 5:45pm
 
Summit 2017 | Welcome & Introduction
8:45am - 9:00am

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

Thodoris Georgakopoulos – Editorial Director, DiaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute

 
Summit 2017 | Panel 1: Academic Freedom in the Age of Populism and Post-Truth
9:00am - 10:30am

Jutta Allmendinger – President, WZB Berlin Social Science Center; Professor of Educational Sociology and Labor Market Research, Humboldt University; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Jonathan Cole – John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University; Provost and Dean of the Faculties, Emeritus, Columbia University; Member, Board of Trustees, Central European University

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu – Professor of Political Science, Sabanci University, Turkey; President (2004-2007), Işık University, Turkey; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Louise Richardson – Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar

 
Summit 2017 | Panel 2: Is the European Economy Out of the Woods?
10:45am - 12:15pm

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré – Professor, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne; Chair, French Council of Economic Analysis; Board Member, Banque de France

Daniel Gros – Director, Centre for European Policy Studies

Kyriakos Pierrakakis – Director of Research, DiaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute

Mark Schieritz – Economics Correspondent, Die Zeit

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

 
Summit 2017 | Spain after Catalonia's Referendum - VIA LIVESTREAM
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Ana Palacio   – Member, Spanish Council of State; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain (2002-2004)  

Chair Joseph S. Nye – Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

 
Summit 2017 | Panel 3: The Future of Transatlantic Relations
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Ash Carter – Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)

Karen Donfried – President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Fisher Family Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council (2009-2013); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia (1994-1996)

Chair Joseph S. Nye – Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

 
Europe: Finding and Funding Internships
4:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Summit 2017 | Panel 4: Europe and Russia
4:15pm - 5:45pm

Rawi Abdelal – Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Lilia Shevtsova – Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House; Senior Scholar, Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Angela Stent – Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Chair Timothy Colton – Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
On Values: A Sociological Approach
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Nathalie Heinich – Research Director in Sociology, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

 
Professional Development Workshop: Post-Docs and Europe's Academic Market
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Aaron Donaghy – EU Marie Curie Global Fellow, Harvard, Cornell & University of Nottingham

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

Katja Möhring – Assistant Professor for Sociology of the Welfare State, University of Mannheim, Germany; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Rule of Law Promotion and The European Court of Human Rights
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Ezgi Yildiz – Postdoctoral Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 
Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Thomas Weber – Professor of History and International Affairs, University of Aberdeen; Director, Center for Global Security and Governance, University of Aberdeen

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Chair Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Jews in Modern Europe, CES, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish ResearchDaniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Acting Director (Spring 2019), CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Transformation of Familialist States in Italy, Japan, Korea, and Spain
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Margarita Estevez-Abe – Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

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

 
Republican Liberty and Early Modern Revolution
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Quentin Skinner – Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, University of Cambridge; Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London

Chair Eric Nelson – Robert M. Beren Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University

 
How to Find an Adviser and Access Harvard's Resources?
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hegel’s Theory of Recognition and Subjective Freedom  and the Ethical Challenges of a Globalized World
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Jon Stewart – Radcliffe Fellow 2016-17, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 
Euroskepticism in a Post-Brexit Era
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Matthew Goodwin – Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Armèn Hakhverdian – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

Kathleen McNamara – Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Scandal of the Budapest Orpheum: Jewish Popular Culture and Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Mary Gluck – Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Brown University

Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
National Parliamentarians on the International Stage: Private Diplomacy and Political Cooperation in Interwar Europe
2:00pm - 4:00pm

James McSpadden – PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Coordinator, New Directions in European History, CES, Harvard University

 
Lessons from the First Globalization 1870-1914
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Suzanne Berger – Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Patrice Higonnet – Robert Walton Goelet Research Professor of French History Emeritus, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University

Monday, November 20, 2017
Panel on the Implications of the French and German Elections for the Future of the European Union
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Adrien Abecassis – Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Niels Planel – International Consultant, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Women, Families, Work and EU Economic Governance
12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017
In Search of Retribution: The Roles of Holocaust Survivors in Trials of Nazi Perpetrators in Postwar Germany
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Laura Jockusch – Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies, Departments of History and of New Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

 
After the (Political) Earthquakes: the EU, Multilateralism, and a Volatile World
5:30pm - 6:30pm

João Vale de Almeida – Ambassador of the European Union, United Nations

Moderated by Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University; Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Union, CES, Harvard University

European Events in Boston Area
Monday, October 30, 2017
Decoding the Balance Sheet: Material Objects, Symbolic Capital, and the Liquidation of the League of Nations
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Boston Turkish Festival - Opening Night of Documentary and Short Film Competition
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Maya Jasanoff – Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University

Monday, November 13, 2017
What Did the Chronicles Really Mean? What Did They Really Want To Say? Revisiting the Laurentian and Hypatian Chronicle Accounts about the Raid of Prince Ihor Svatoslavic in 1185
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Harvey Goldblatt – Professor of Medieval Slavic Literature, Yale University

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Breaking the Tongue: Mapping Language in Wartime Ukraine
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Serhii Plokhii – Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Professor of Ukrainian history, Harvard University

Kostyantyn Bondarenko – MAPA Project Manager, HURI, Harvard University

Viktoriya Sereda – MAPA Project Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Associate Professor of Sociology, Ukrainian Catholic University

Friday, November 17, 2017
Symposium: Is Demography Destiny? Japan in Comparative Perspective
4:00pm - 5:45pm

Margarita Estevez-Abe – Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Mary C. Brinton – Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Chair of the Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Yoshio Higuchi – Professor, Department of Business and Commerce, Keio University

Paul Chang – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

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

 
 
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