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Events Calendar
October 2016

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.

CES Events
Monday, October 3, 2016
How the Humanities Changed the World
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Rens Bod – Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of the Center for Digital Humanities, University of Amsterdam

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Europe – On Achieving an Appropriate Economic Policy Stance
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University

Servaas Deroose – Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Economics and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), European Commission

Thomas Wieser – President, Euro Working Group and Economic and Financial Committee, Council of the European Union

Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Chair 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)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Effects of Jurisdiction Size: Economy and Democracy
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Søren Serritzlew – Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

The Invention and Inversion of the German National Landscape by Jewish Filmmakers, 1918-1968
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Ofer Ashkenazi – Faculty Member, History Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Chairman, Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 6, 2016
"Condemned to Rootlessness and Unable to Budge”: Roma, Migration Panics, and Internment in the Late Habsburg Empire
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Tara Zahra – Professor of History, University of Chicago

Friday, October 7, 2016
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Überseehafen Rostock: East Germany’s Window to the World under Stasi Watch, 1961-1989
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tomasz Blusiewicz – PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The IMF, the Eurozone and the First Rescue of Greece
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Paul Blustein – Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
What Were Germans Fighting for in World War II? Patriotic Mentalities and Moral Choices
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Nick Stargardt – Professor of Modern European History, Oxford University

​ECB and the Fed – An Ocean Apart?​
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Yves Mersch – Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Chair 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)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Book Talk: “In Defense of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved?”
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Loukas Tsoukalis – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, October 14, 2016
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, October 17, 2016
CES Graduate Student Professional Development Panel Post-Docs and the Academic Market in Europe
3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Eva Marlene Hausteiner – Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher in Political Theory, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Lauri Tähtinen – Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University; Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Politics of Wealth Taxation in Europe, 1840-2013
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Hanna Lierse – Postdoctoral Fellow, Jacobs University Bremen; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis
2:15pm - 4:00pm

George Papaconstantinou – Minister of Finance, Greece (2009-2011); Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece (2011-2012)

Chair 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)

"Nothing Changed," Yet Nothing Was the Same: On the 70th Anniversary of Italian Women’s Suffrage
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Nadia Urbinati – Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Chair Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Director (1994-2001), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Welcome Remarks by Nicola De Santis – Consul General of Italy in Boston

Friday, October 21, 2016
The EU and the US before the New Global Challenges: Trade and International Taxation from a Transatlantic Perspective
11:00am - 12:30pm

Stephen Shay – Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman IBFD; Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law, WU Vienna

João Nogueira – Adjunct Academic Chairman, IBFD

Reuven Aviyonah – Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, Michigan Law School

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rachel Friedman – Department of Government, Harvard University

Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-nots and Cultural Backlash
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Pippa Norris – Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Jane Elizabeth Green – Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester; Co-Director, 2015 British Election Study

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Justin Gest – Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University

Jennifer Hochschild – Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Poland: the New European Growth Champion. Insights from a Successful Post-Communist Transition and the Way Forward
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Marcin Piatkowski – Senior Economist, The World Bank; Assistant Professor, Kozminski University

EVENT CANCELLED - Nordic and German Responses to the Crises in Europe
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Jon Erik Dølvik – Director, Fafo Institute for Labor and Social Research

Alexander Görlach – Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The European; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2014, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, October 27, 2016
 Talent and Inequalities: Creative Labor and the Transformations of Capitalism
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Pierre-Michel Menger – Professor and Chair of Sociology of Creative Work, Collège de France, Paris

Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Contested Cities: Inclusion of Muslim Piety to Secular Places
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Berna Turam – Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Sibel Bozdoğan – Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Professor of Architecture, Kadir Has University

Delivering Change in the New European Context
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Valérie Pécresse – President of the Greater Paris Region, France

Moderated by Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Scholar 2009-2010, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Monday, October 3, 2016
The Will to Lead: A Book Talk with Anders Fogh Rasmussen
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Anders Fogh Rasmussen – former NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Denmark

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

BOOK SIGNING: The Will To Lead by Anders Fogh Rasmussen
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Anders Fogh Rasmussen – former NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Denmark

The EU/Brexit Crisis:  Views From Asia
4:15pm - 6:15pm

William Grimes – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of International Relations, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Devesh Kapur – Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India; Professor of Political Science; Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania

William Overholt – Senior Fellow, Harvard Asia Center

Chair Andrew Gordon – Acting Director, Harvard Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor,, Harvard University

Thursday, October 6, 2016
 From ‘Right to Rule’ to ‘Right to Reign’? The Problem of Female Monarchy in Victorian Britain
11:40am - 1:00pm

Arianne Chernock – Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston University

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Families in Flight: Today’s International Refugee Crisis
4:14pm - 6:00pm

Susan M. Akram – Clinical Professor of Law, Boston University

Noel Calhoun – Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Special Adviser for the Summit on Addressing Large Numbers of RefugeesUnited Nations and Migrants

Rania Matar

Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha – Director of Research & Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center of for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 14, 2016
Greece’s Turn?: Litmus Test for Europe!
8:30am - 6:00pm
Monday, October 17, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Shubhankita Ojha – Global Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University; PhD, Department of History, University of Delhi


Commentary by Sugata Bose – Faculty Associate. Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard UniversityRudi Batzell – PhD Candidate in History , Department of History, Harvard University

Moze, "Musulman" and France
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Zahia Rahmani – Visiting Professor, Gallatin Faculty, New York University; Writer and Art Historian

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Old World and the New, ca. 1500: History and Geography Before and After Noah's Flood
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Walter Stephens – Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies, Department of German and Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University

From Charlie to Bataclan : A Research Project on Social Reactions to 2015 Terrorist Attacks in Paris
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sarah Gensburger – Tenured Researcher in Social Sciences, CNRS - French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense

Gérôme Truc – Faculty Member, ENS Cachan, Département de Sciences Sociales Department, CNRS

Friday, October 28, 2016
Europe’s Default Liberal Hegemon: Germany’s Troubled Leadership in the EU
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Thorsten Benner – Associate Director, Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin

Kurt Volker – U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2008-2009)

Moderated by Joseph Wippl – Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Boston University; Former Central Intelligence Agency Officer

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