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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) invites you to join us for our events this month. 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 spring. We look forward to your participation in the Center’s programming!

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CES Events
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Session 6: Living & Researching in Europe
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; 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, April 5, 2023
Hard Times in Brussels: How the EU is Dealing with Pandemic and War
11:00am - 12:30pm

Sergio Fabbrini – Dean, Political Science Department; Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli

Metin Hakverdi – Member of the Bundestag, Federal Republic of Germany; Board Member, Atlantik-Brücke; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

and

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityNicolas Prevelakis – Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies & Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
The Role of Remote Work from Southern Europe’s Marginalized Areas in Retaining and Attracting Human Capital
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Elena Militello – Researcher, University of Messina; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Prithwiraj Choudhury – Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Germany: One Year After the Zeitenwende
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Metin Hakverdi – Member of the Bundestag, Federal Republic of Germany; Board Member, Atlantik-Brücke; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair 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

 
Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire
4:30pm - 5:45pm

Kojo Koram – Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Birkbeck University of London

Jamie Martin – Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Vulgar Marxism
4:00pm - 5:15pm

Edward Baring – Associate Professor of History and Human Values, Princeton University

Chair Charles Clavey – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair & Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Nadifa Mohamed in Conversation with Maya Jasanoff
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Nadifa Mohamed – Author

Chair Maya Jasanoff – X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences and Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Visit by European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness | The Future of Finance: The EU-US Relationship in Sustainable and Digital Finance
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Mairead McGuinness – European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Chair Howell Jackson – James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

 
The New Politics of Social Insecurity: Why Europe Became Insecure and How This Has Led to Populist Support
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Lorenza Antonucci – Associate Professor, University of Birmingham; German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, 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

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Twilight of the "German Model"?
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Mário José Gomes de Freitas Centeno – Governor, Banco de Portugal; Former Minister of Finance (2025 to 2020), Portuguese Republic; Former President of the Eurogroup (2018 to 2020)

Gabriel Felbermayr – Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); University Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Dalia Marin – Professor of International Economics, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Cornelia Woll – President and Professor of International Political Economy, Hertie School; Member of the Advisory Board of the Jacques Delors Centre, Hertie School

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)

Monday, April 17, 2023
‘Primacy or World Order’ Revisited: What the U.S. and China Owe the World
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Justin Vaisse – Founder and Director General, Paris Peace Forum

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Senior Thesis Writer's Reflections Roundtable
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Remarks by William Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Commentary by Rachel Gillett – Assistant Professor of Cultural History, Utrecht University; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
How Democracies Die: And What Can Be Done To Reverse It?
1:00pm - 2:30pm

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

 
China as a Cause of Transatlantic Tension from the 1980s to the Present
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Klaus Larres – Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard 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

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Andrew Port – Professor of History, Wayne State University

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Social Closure and Durable Class Background: Inequality Across Early Occupational Careers
11:00am - 12:15pm

Dirk Witteveen – Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford; Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair David Pedulla – Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Viewing of "The Guido Goldman Art Collection"
1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Manifesta 14 Prishtina: Transforming European Relations Through Artistic and Urban Interventions
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Ilir Dugolli – Ambassador of Kosovo to the United States

Hedwig Fijen – Founding Director, Manifesta; Executive Director, Manifesta 14 Prishtina

Daniele Belleri – Head of Communications and Curatorial Projects, Carlo Ratti Associati

Chair Alex Fisher – Master’s Student in Design Studies (Domain: Narratives, Trajectory: Power and Place), Harvard Graduate School of Design; Graduate Student Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Friday, April 28, 2023
CANCELED | REXIT: Is Russia Exiting Europe?
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Timothy Colton – Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Chair Sebastián Royo – Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs & Professor of Political Science, Clark University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Self-Government Interrupted: Legacies of External Rule in Brazil and Poland
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Taylor Boas – Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Boston University

Daniel Gingerich – Professor of Politics and Director of UVa’s Quantitative Collaborative, University of Virginia

Chair Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
The German Stability Culture in the Eurozone Between Change and Continuity
2:00pm - 3:15pm

David Barkhausen – Research Associate and Graduate Student in Political Science, Heidelberg University

Chair Nikolas Weyland – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate & Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship Recipient, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Monday, April 3, 2023
Special Event | International Book Blitz
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Monday, April 10, 2023
Entrepreneurship in Europe: Building the Next Unicorn
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Remembering the Turco-Greek Population Exchange: Dispossession and Forced Migration from Crete in the Early Twentieth Century
12:30pm - 2:00pm
 
 
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