Events listings for March
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Events Calendar
February 26 - March 31, 2017

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 to check the CES website for last-minute changes, additions and cancellations.

Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
Featured events this week
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:15pm - 4:00pm

Kirk Hawkins – Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University

Ryan Enos – Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University

Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, & Co-Chair, New Directions in European History Study Group, CES, Harvard University

CES Events
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 Varieties of European Women's Movements?
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Silke Roth – Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Southampton

Georgina Waylen – Professor of Politics, University of Manchester

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Uses and Abuses of the Political Economy of Speculation in 18th Century France
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Christine Zabel – Postdoctoral Faculty Member, University of Duisburg-Essen

 
Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Kirk Hawkins – Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University

Ryan Enos – Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University

 
World History and Earth History: Perspectives on Our Time
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Dipesh Chakrabarty – Professor of History, University of Chicago

Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Chicago World Constitution (1948) and the Quest for Post-War Order
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Or Rosenboim – Research Fellow in Politics and History of Political Thought, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

Eva Marlene Hausteiner – Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher in Political Theory, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

 
The Legacies of French Slave-Ownership, or the Long Decolonization of Saint-Domingue
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, & Co-Chair, New Directions in European History Study Group, CES, Harvard University

Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Opening Reception for Europe New Directions
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Europe: New Directions
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Second Cold War: Carter, Reagan & Intermestic Politics
12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017
France, Europe and Transatlantic Relations in Testing Times
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Frédéric Bozo – Senior Fellow, GMF Transatlantic Academy; Professor of Contemporary History, Université Paris III

 
Conference on International History - Migration, Immigration, Diaspora - Day 1
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2017
Conference on International History - Migration, Immigration, Diaspora - Day 2
9:30am - 5:00pm
 
Replacing God: Reproductive Technologies in German Religious and Legal Thought in the 1980s
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Kristen Loveland – PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Bringing Class Back In: Cultural Bubbles and American Political Polarization
2:15pm - 4:00pm

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

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

Monday, March 13, 2017
Europe-Russia Relations in Uncertain Times
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Carl Hvenmark Nilsson – EU Policy Expert; Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Simon Saradzhyan – Director, Russia Matters Project; Assistant Director, U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Moderated by Stella Ghervas – Mihaychuk Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Future of EU Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ludwig Blaurock – Counselor for Political and Military Affairs, Security & Development Section in the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Drafting Empire: American and German Capital Goods and the Mission Industrialisatrice in the Shandong-Kyushu Corridor, 1880-1914
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Liat Spiro – Ph.D Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

 
Who Speaks for the Poor: Electoral Geography, Party Entry and Representation?
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Karen Jusko – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Monday, March 27, 2017
Beauty in Comparative Perspective: Male and Female Beauty Standards in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Giselinde Kuipers – Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam

Nina Gheihman – PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Catalonia, Today and Tomorrow
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Carles Puigdemont – President of the Government of Catalonia

Stephen Ansolabehere – Professor of Government, Harvard University

José María Beneyto – Professor of International Public Law and International Relations and Director, Institute for European Studies

Bonnie N. Field – Professor & Chair of Global Studies, Bentley University; Local Affiliate, 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

 
From Assimilation to Elimination: The Exclusion of Jews from Czech Society in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Benjamin Frommer – Professor of History, Northwestern University

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
GERMANYforYou: Social Media Translates "Germany" for Refugees
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Isabel Schayani – Project Leader, WDRforyou; Editor, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR); John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2017, CES, Harvard University

Moderated by Georg Diez – Reporter and Columnist, Politics and Culture, Der Spiegel; 2016-2017 Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
City Upon the Sea. Global Capitalism from Offshore Oil to Humanity's Colonization of the Ocean
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Stefan Hübner – Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

 
"Midnight at the Pera Palace" - The Birth of Modern Istanbul
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Charles King – Professor of International Affairs and Government & Chair of the Department of Government, Georgetown University

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017
What to Expect from the French Presidential Election?
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Laurent Bigorgne – Director, Institut Montaigne, Paris

Hakim El Karoui – Essayist

Dominique Moïsi – Senior Counselor, Institut Montaigne, Paris; Co-Founder, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI)

Vincent Pons – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-Chair, CES

 
Strengthening Modern Democracies Through International Electoral Observation Missions in Europe and the US
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Radivoje Grujić – Election Adviser, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

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

Victòria Alsina Burgués – Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Chair David Kennedy – Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University

Community Events
 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Ahead of the 2017 Elections: How Stable are Europe's Democracies?
8:30am - 10:00am

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

Moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook – Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

 
Panel: A Project Under Threat?: Populism and the Future of the European Union
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Boris Ruge – Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy to the US

Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University

Moderated by 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

 
Competing Visions of North-South Relations in the 20th Century: The Case of European Development Aid
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sara Lorenzini – Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History; Associate Professor, School of International Studies, University of Trento

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Panel: Transatlantic Perspectives on Migration, Radicalization, and Security
8:30am - 10:00am

Gregory Maniatis – Advisor to Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for Migration

Jytte Klausen – Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation, Brandeis University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Adam Hunter – Director, Immigration and the States, Pew Charitable Trusts

Moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook – Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

 
Governing the Family through Religion: Family and Religious Counseling Bureaus and the Politics of the Family in the New Turkey
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Hikmet Kocamaner – Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Boston University; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

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

Chair Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good – Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Germany's Changing Role in Geopolitics
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman, Former German National Security Adviser, Munich Security Conference

Moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook – Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

 
The Looming Trans-Atlantic Battle: Regulating Data While Boosting Growth - Session 2:  The Struggle to Balance Privacy, Security and Growth
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Christopher Smart – Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Special Assistant to the US President for International Economics (2013-2015); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-2013)

 
Democratic Transition and the Rising Tide of Majoritarianism: Comparing the Cases of Greece and Turkey
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Ioannis Grigoriadis – Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University

and

Chair Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good – Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Sociology, Harvard UniversityLenore Martin – Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Thursday, March 2, 2017
A Global Actor? The European Union in the World: A Conversation with João Vale de Almeida
3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook – Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

Monday, March 6, 2017
Making Heimat: Germany, Arrival Country- Migration and the Importance of Affordable Housing
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Peter Cachola Schmal – Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)

Prataap Patrose – Senior Adviser for Long Term Planning, Boston Planning and Development Agency

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Why the Turkish Model Failed
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mustafa Akyol – Senior Visiting Fellow, Freedom Project, Wellesley College

and

Chair Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good – Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Sociology, Harvard UniversityLenore Martin – Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Sunday, March 19, 2017
16th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival - March 16 - April 23, 2017
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Monday, March 20, 2017
Al-Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi – Associate Professor of History, Northeastern University

Monday, March 27, 2017
Resisting Tyranny: Lessons from the European 20th Century
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Timothy Snyder – Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University

Moderated by Moshik Temkin – Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Is the Case for Central Bank Independence Dead? A Discussion with Larry Summers, Alberto Alesina, Ed Balls and Anna Stansbury
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lawrence H. Summers – Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; President Emeritus, Harvard University

Alberto Alesina – Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Ed Balls – UK Shadow Chancellor (2011-2015); Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Anna Stansbury – Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Harvard University

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Douglas Alexander – Future of Diplomacy Project Senior Fellow

 
 
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