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Calendar of Events
January 27 - February 28, 2017
 

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.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
CES Events
 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday, January 30, 2017
"A Dreadful Experience" How the 1946 Zionist Congress in Basel Changed the Center of Gravity of Jewish Politics
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Simon Erlanger – Professor of Judaic Studies and Theology, University of Luzern

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Populist Paradox: How the Promotion of Christian Identity  by European Populists Contributes to Secularization
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Olivier Roy – Research Director, Unit on the 'Iranian World,' Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Tarek Masoud – Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Introduction by 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

Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Making or Breaking the Union? Political Identification in Europe in Times of Migrant and Refugee Crisis
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Aleksandra Sojka – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Granada, Spain ; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 
The Past and Present of Ideen - and Geistesgeschichte in Germany
4:10pm - 6:00pm

Timothy Goering – Postdoctoral Researcher, Ruhr University Bochum ; Visiting Fellow, History Department, Harvard University

Friday, February 10, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
The Current Turmoil in Italy (and Europe)
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Erik Jones – Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS; Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University

 
Venetian Ball
9:00pm - 1:00am
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Law of Civilised Nations? Universalism and Particularism in Early Modern International Law
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Pärtel Piirimäe – Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study; Associate Professor of History, University of Tartu, Estonia; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Holocaust and Photography:  New Perspectives
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Michael Berkowitz – Professor of Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College, London

 
CANCELLED STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULED DATE Rethinking Sovereign Debt
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Odette Lienau – Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University

Friday, February 17, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Politics of Plaint:  Nagas, Namibians, and the United Nations System of the early 1960s
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Lydia Walker – Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
What Can’t Happen Here? European Historical Perspectives on Current American Politics
4:15pm - 6:00pm

David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History & Chair, History Department, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-Chair

Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-Chair

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

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

Terry Martin – George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies, Harvard University

Derek Penslar – Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Study Group Co-Chair

Chair Maya Jasanoff – Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Study Group Co-Chair

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Reversed Monetary Policy: Negative Interest Rates and Bank Lending
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Eva Schliephake – Assistant Professor, Institute for Financial Economics and Statistics, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 
Reviving the Promise of Prosperity in the EU
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Henning Meyer – Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Social Europe; Managing Director, New Global Strategy; Research Associate, Public Policy Group, London School of Economics and Political Science; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Department of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800, CES, Harvard University; Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Future of European Political Debate: Some Lessons from France
4:15pm - 6:00pm

Emile Chabal – Chancellor's Fellow in History, University of Edinburgh

Julian Bourg – Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Core, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University

Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
Does Material Hardship Affect Political Preferences? It Depends on the Political Context
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Charlotte Cavaillé – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University

Mark Franklin – John R. Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics, Trinity College; Co-Chair, European Election Monitor Series, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
Community Events
 
Monday, January 30, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 
(Re)mapping Spaces of  Historical Memory in Ukraine  After the Euromaidan
4:15pm - 6:00pm

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Outsider-Insider: Navigating Jewish Identity in Sweden
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Peter Wolodarski – Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Dagens Nyheter

Monday, February 13, 2017
Stefanie Stantcheva: Intergenerational Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution
12:00pm - 1:45pm

Stefanie Stantcheva – Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Looming Trans-Atlantic Battle: Regulating Data While Boosting Growth -  Session 1: The Promise of the Data Revolution
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)

 
Turkey and the European Union: From Full Membership to Strategic Partnership
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sinem Akgul Acikmese – Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; Visiting Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Transatlantic Security Policy after the Election of Donald Trump: A German Perspective
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stefan Fröhlich – Senior Fellow, GMF Transatlantic Academy; Professor of International Politics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg

Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

 
 Liberalism, Globalization, Populism, and Nationalism in the World Today
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wang Hui – Professor of Literature and History , Tsinghua University

David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; Chair, History Department, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES

Malika Zeghal – Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Madhav Khosla – B. R. Ambedkar Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School; Ph.D. candidate in political theory, Harvard University

James Kloppenberg – Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, CES, Harvard University

Moderated by Peter K. Bol – Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

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

Moderated by Cathryn Clüver – 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, 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

 
 
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