Benoît Cœuré, ECB/Summit 2017/Poverty Eradication
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Calendar of Events
October 31 - November 30, 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.

Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138

Featured Events

Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Benoît Cœuré – Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University

Monday, November 14, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
 
CES Events
 
Monday, October 31, 2016
Berlin and Germany – The Success of Unification and the New Divisions
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Peter Schneider – Novelist; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2016 & 2008, CES, Harvard University

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Uneasy Calm: Fixing Europe's Economic and Institutional Woes
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Marco Buti – Director General of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Hans-Helmut Kotz – Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University; Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, Freiburg University; Former member of the Bundesbank Board

Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Federation and Empire - Competing Concepts of Large-scale Order?
12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Future of Sino-EU Relations After Brexit
11:30am - 1:30pm

Philippe Le Corre – Research Associate, Ash Center for Democratic Governance, Harvard Kennedy School; Associate, Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

 
"Sovereign Debt in the Euro Area" - A Keynote Address by Benoît Cœuré
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Benoît Cœuré – Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University

 
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Friday, November 4, 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Adam Smith and Max Scheler on Sympathy
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Adriana Alfaro Altamirano – PhD Student in Government, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Economic Downturns and Political Competition since the 1870s
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Johannes Lindvall – Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Thursday, November 10, 2016
From Newsreel to Posttraumatic Films – Classic Documentary Films about Auschwitz-Birkenau
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Tomasz Łysak – Fulbright Visiting Lecturer of Polish Studies, University of Washington, Seattle; Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland

 
Sound Fiscal Policies, Less Monetary Stimulus: The German Proposal to Tackle Europe's Challenges
4:15pm - 5:45pm

Christoph Schmidt – Chairman, German Council of Economic Experts

Jochen Andritzky – Secretary General, German Council of Economic Experts

Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School

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)

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)

Friday, November 11, 2016
State Capacity as Power
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Johannes Lindvall – Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Yuhua Wang – Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University

Monday, November 14, 2016
2016 Summit on the Future of Europe — Europe and The Forces of (Dis)union
9:00am - 6:00pm
 
Opening Remarks and Introduction
9:00am - 9:05am

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

 
Is European Democracy in Crisis?
9:10am - 10:40am

Wolfgang Merkel – Director, Democracy and Democratization Research Unit, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES

Pippa Norris – McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney; Director, Electoral Integrity Project

Joseph H.H. Weiler – President, European University Institute (EUI); Senior Fellow, CES

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

Chair Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty Member, CES

 
Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?
10:45am - 12:15pm

Jeffry Frieden – Professor of Government, Harvard University

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

Hans-Helmut Kotz – Professor of Economics, Freiburg University; Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Resident Faculty Member, CES

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

Chair Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, CES

 
Keynote Address by European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Pierre Moscovici – European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

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

 
Europe’s Security and Foreign Policy Challenges
2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Graham Allison – Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Serhii Plokhii – Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History; Director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

Jessica Stern – Research Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Chair Mary Elise Sarotte – Dean’s Professor of History and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund; Associate, CES

 
1989 in Global Perspective and the Rise of Neoliberalism
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Philipp Ther – Professor of Central European History, University of Vienna; Visiting Scholar 1997-1998, CES, Harvard University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 1997-1998, CES, Harvard University

 
From Enlargement to Brexit: The Future of the European Union
4:15pm - 6:00pm

George Alogoskoufis – Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Minister of Economy and Finance of Greece (2004-2009)

R. Daniel Kelemen – Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University

Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Founding Director, Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES

Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, CES

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Financial Consequences of Mr. Draghi
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; 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

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop
9:00am - 6:30pm

Vijayendra Rao – Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank

 
Welcome Remarks
9:00am - 9:15am

Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, Urban Studies and Public Policy, Brown University; Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government

Alberto D. Cimadamore – Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen and International Social Science Council

 
Session 1: Stigmatizing, Shaming and Isolating the Poor
9:15am - 11:30am

Robert Walker – Professor of Social Policy, Oxford University

William Alford – Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Nora Groce – Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability & Inclusive Development Centre, University College London

Kathryn Sikkink – Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Kim Samuel – Professor of Practice, Institute for Studies in International Development, McGill University

Sue J. Goldie – Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard University; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chair Christopher Jencks – Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Harvard University

 
Session 2: Caste, Indigenous and Racial Exclusion, Affirmative Action and Poverty: India
11:45am - 1:00pm

Sukhadeo Thorat – Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research; Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Lant Pritchett – Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Surinder S. Jodhka – Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Rohini Pande – Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Chair Krishna Pendakur – William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University

 
Session 3:  Inclusion Policies and Anti-Poverty Programs in the European Union
2:00pm - 4:15pm

Nonna Mayer – Emeritus Director of Research, CNRS, Center for European Studies, Sciences Po

Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Maria Petmesidou – Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, Urban Studies and Public Policy, Brown University; Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government

Axel Cronert – Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden

Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

 
Alternative Dispute Resolutions from a Transatlantic Perspective
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Henri Piffaut – Senior Advisor with the Directorate General for Competition, The European Commission; Civil Servant, DG Competition, European Commission

Francisco Málaga – Partner, Linklaters S.L.P.

Javier Íscar de Hoyos – Secretary General, European Arbitration Association

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

 
Active Development: Using Social Theory to Improve Policy Practice for Poverty Reduction and Social Empowerment
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Vijayendra Rao – Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank

Michael Walton – Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Introduction by Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

 
Reception following the Keynote Address
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday, November 18, 2016
Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50
9:00am - 6:00pm

Seyla Benhabib – Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University

​Jay Bernstein  – Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research

Maeve Cooke – Associate Professor of German Social and Political Thought, University College Dublin

Konstancja Duff – Doctoral Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Brian O'Connor – Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin

Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University

Michael Rosen – Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University

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Welcome Remarks by Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton UniversityPeter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History; Faculty Affiliate , Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University.

 
Session 4: Inclusionary Policies in Developing Countries
9:00am - 10:30am

Lázaro I. Rodríguez – United Nations Consultant; Transformatorio Cultural para el Desarrollo

Ajantha Subramanian – Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Babatunde Omilola – Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Program, New York

Alberto D. Cimadamore – Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen and International Social Science Council

Chair Brian Palmer-Rubin – Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 
Session 5: Rights as Inclusion Mechanism
10:45am - 12:30pm

John C. Mubangizi – Professor of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lucie E. White – Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Shreya Atrey – Max Weber Fellow 2016-2017, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Frank Dobbin – Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Chair, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Maria Petmesidou – Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Chair 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; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
The Rise of Risky Derivatives: Chief Risk Officers, CEOs, and Fund Managers
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Frank Dobbin – Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Chair, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Commentary by J. Nicholas Ziegler – Professor (Research) of International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Saturday, November 19, 2016
​Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50
9:00am - 6:00pm

Asaf Angermann – Postdoc Assoc Judaic Studies and Philosophy, Yale University

Gordon Finlayson – Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sussex

Lydia Goehr – Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Espen Hammer – Professor of Philosophy, Temple University

​Axel Honneth – Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University

Rahel Jaeggi – Profossor of Philosophy, Humboldt University

Martin E. Jay – Ehrman Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Iain Macdonald – Professor of Philosophy, University of Montreal

Lambert Zuidervaart – Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Monday, November 21, 2016
The Dissolution of the USSR: 25 Years Later
4:45pm - 6:30pm

Gennady Burbulis – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (1991-1992)

Andrei Kozyrev – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1990-1996)

Leonid Kravchuk – President of Ukraine (1991-1994)

Stanislau Shushkevich – Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus (1991-1994)

Chair Mark Kramer – Program Director, Project on Cold War Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:15pm - 5:15pm
 
Shaping Authors'  Work into a Commodity : Practices in Germany versus Britain, 1740-1830
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Richard Biernacki – Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego

 
Community Events
 
Monday, October 31, 2016
[BRECHT]IT: EXIT STAGE LEFT
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Marta Kuzma – Dean and Professor, Yale School of Art

Respondent Hashim Sarkis – Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, MIT School of Architecture

Monday, November 7, 2016
Still Hidden in the Hermitage: Tracing Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv and Western Europe in the Erich Koch Collection
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted – Senior Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

Monday, November 14, 2016
Writing International Legal History: An Overview
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Liliana Obregon – Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Monday, November 21, 2016
12:00am - 11:59pm

Mark Kramer – Exhibit by

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Its Consequences
12:15pm - 4:00pm

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

Thomas W. Simons Jr. – Former Senior U.S. State Department Official; Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

William Taubman – Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Amherst College

Arne Westad – Elihu Professor of History, Yale University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Nicholas Daniloff – Professor of Journalism Emeritus, Northeastern University

Gregory Amnouel – Filmmaker, Director of Awakening

Chair Mark Kramer – Program Director, Project on Cold War Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Monday, November 28, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
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