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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes members of the Harvard and greater Boston academic community to join us for the events below as well as many others during this special 50th anniversary year for the Center.

Unless otherwise noted, CES events are open to the Harvard community and general public. Please check our website for last-minute changes. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates.

CES Events
Friday, January 31, 2020
 Art Exhibit - Remember Yugoslavia? Photographs by Martin Karplus
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Brexit and Ireland’s Irish Question - How the UK’s Withdrawal Reshapes Irish Politics
11:00am - 12:30pm

Barry Colfer – Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of Work; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
 
Europe and Latin America: Challenges to a Strategic Partnership?
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Javier Corrales – Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor and Chair of Political Science, Amherst College

Roberto Dominguez – Professor of International Relations, Suffolk University

Domingos Fezas Vital – Ambassador of Portugal to the United States

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, Local Affiliate and Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University

 
Being Alive: A Night of Philosophy and Ideas
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Reinventing Athens – A Conversation with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Kostas Bakoyannis – Mayor of Athens

Chair Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, CES, Harvard University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
How to Write a Winning Proposal
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hannah Callaway – Lecturer in the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department & CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, Harvard University

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Jewish Emancipation Reimagined
4:30pm - 6:00pm

David Sorkin – Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, CES Resident Faculty and Seminar Chair, Harvard University

Friday, February 7, 2020
 Art Exhibit - Remember Yugoslavia? Photographs by Martin Karplus
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Democracy and Immigrant Welfare Rights
11:00am - 12:30pm

Friederike Römer – Postdoctoral Researcher, CRC Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Bremen; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Vassilis Coutifaris – Program Manager, CES, Harvard University

 
CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
 
The Politics of Punitive and Enabling Workfare: Evidence from 16 Countries from 1980-2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Alexander Horn – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Elissa Berwick – Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University

and

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard UniversityKathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Monday, February 10, 2020
Fields of Study Fair 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Kasia Jakimowicz – Edward S. Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Programme Advisor, European Innovation Council, European Commission (2018-2019)

Julia Reda – Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019)

Álvaro Renedo Zalba – Rafael del Pino-Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Technopopulism: The New Logic of Democratic Politics
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Christopher Bickerton – University Lecturer in Politics, University of Cambridge

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk: Crossroads of History, Memory and Politics
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Pawel Machcewicz – Professor of History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; Director of the Museum of the Second World War (2008-2017)

David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth – William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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

Friday, February 14, 2020
Helping to Strengthen a Future Competitor? Business Support for the Reconstruction and Unification of Europe (1947–1957)
11:00am - 12:30pm

Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl – Associate Professor of International History, University of Lausanne; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
 
The Soccer Stadium: Europe’s Unfettered Ugly Space
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Andrei Markovits – Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michigan

Chair Bruno Carvalho – Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Bacterial Turn in Yiddish Literature: Two Case Studies
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sunny Yudkoff – Assistant Professor, Department of German, Nordic and Slavic, & the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, February 21, 2020
Credibility of Monetary Policy with Fiscal Conditionality
11:00am - 12:30pm

Antoine Camous – Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
 
The Popularization of Unpopular Ideas: Social Cross-Pressures and Immigration Attitudes in Sweden
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Jennifer Fitzgerald – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Volha Charnysh – Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT

and

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard UniversityKathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Climate-Neutral City: Views from Athens, London, Milan, Paris, and Vienna
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Adam Freed – Principal, Bloomberg Associates

Eleni Myrivili – Loeb Fellow 2020, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Deputy Mayor for Urban Nature, Resilience, and Climate Change Adaptation, City of Athens (2017-2019)

Maria Vassilakou – Deputy Mayor and Deputy Governor, City of Vienna (2010-2019)

Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
China, Russia, and Europe’s Authoritarian Challenge
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Jessica Brandt – Head of Policy and Research, Alliance for Securing Democracy; Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Torrey Taussig – Research Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, Local Affiliate and Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
What Next After Ireland's Election?
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Barry Colfer – Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of Work; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Sean McGraw – CES Visiting Scholar 2019-2020 & Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Laoise Moore – Consul General of Ireland to New England

Chair Daniel Smith – Associate Professor, Department of Government & CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Unlikely Friends: Greece and West Germany from Marshall Plan to Common Market
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Christos Tsakas – Carlsberg Postdoctoral Fellow, Danish Institute at Athens; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Panagiotis Roilos – George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Member of the Governing Board, European Cultural Center of Delphi

Friday, February 28, 2020
In Insurance We Trust: Long-Run Evidence from 17 Advanced Economies (1870-2015)
11:00am - 12:30pm

Sebastian Kohl – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Community Events
Friday, January 31, 2020
The Causes and Consequences of Brexit
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
 
 
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