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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) invites you to join us for our upcoming events. Please check the CES website and weekly emails regularly to ensure you keep informed of the many exciting and interdisciplinary events CES is planning this semester. We look forward to your participation in the Center’s programming!

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CES Events
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Session 5: Research Methodologies
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Chair Charles Clavey – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair & Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityWilliam Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Shocks Without Therapy: A Transatlantic Comparison of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Democracy
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Gábor Scheiring – Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Georgetown University Qatar; Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Laura Jakli – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

 
Sojourns: German-Jewish Refugees and Survivors in Their Late 20th Century Hometowns
4:15pm - 5:30pm

Helmut Walser Smith – Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Director, The Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Will the AfD Move Germany to the Far-Right, Again? The Evolution of a Party
4:00pm - 5:30pm

David Bebnowski – Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Harvard University

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Quinn Slobodian – Professor of International History, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Introduction by David Spreen – Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Chair Sabine von Mering – Director, Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University; Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, February 23, 2024
Negotiating Diversity in European Public Spaces
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Riva Kastoryano – Visiting Professor of Sociology and Government, Harvard University; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po

Mathias Risse – Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy & Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policies, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Entangled Worlds of Europe's Wildest Forest: Notes from the Polish-Belarusian Borderland
4:30pm - 6:00pm
 
 
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