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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.

Inaugural Stanley Hoffmann Lecture on France and the World
Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Thomas Piketty – Professor, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics.

Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard University

Opening Remarks by Louise Richardson – Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford & CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University

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

CES Events
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
From Montenegro to the Red Carpet: A Life of Giving
4:30pm - 5:45pm

Emina Cunmulaj – Model and Philanthropist

Chair Albana Shehaj – Research Fellow, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Poland’s Constitutional Breakdown: Authoritarian Populism Today
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Wojciech Sadurski – Challis Professor in Jurisprudence, University of Sydney

Vlad Perju – Professor of Law, Boston College Law School; Director, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College

Jacek Zakowski – Director, Department of Journalism, Collegium Civitas; Journalist and Author

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

 
Citizens After Empire: Balkan Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Emily Greble – Associate Professor of History & Associate Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies, Vanderbilt University

and and

Chair Alison Frank Johnson – Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard UniversityMaya Jasanoff – Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard UniversityMary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do About It
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Julia Cagé – Assistant Professor of Economics, Sciences Po Paris

Lawrence Lessig – Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Friday, March 6, 2020
European Conference 2020 - Day 1
9:00am - 6:00pm
 
 Art Exhibit - Remember Yugoslavia? Photographs by Martin Karplus
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
What Happened, Hungary?
11:00am - 12:30pm

Zoltan Ádám – Assistant Professor of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

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

 
Animating Air and the Body at Its Limits
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Katarzyna Balug – Instructor in Landscape Architecture & Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design

and

Chair Sonja Grassmugg – Ph.D. Student in Modern European History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate & Workshop Coordinator, CES, Harvard UniversityNathan Grau – Ph.D. Student in International History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate & Seminar Coordinator, CES, Harvard University

 
Capital and Ideology: An Address by Thomas Piketty
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Thomas Piketty – Professor, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics.

Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard University

Opening Remarks by Louise Richardson – Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford & CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020
European Conference 2020 - Day 2
9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020
European Conference 2020 - Day 3
9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2020
CANCELLED: The European Green Deal: Priorities, Cooperation and Challenges
9:15am - 10:30am

Joe Aldy – Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Daniel Calleja Crespo – Director General for the Environment, European Commission

Daniel Schrag – Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Co-Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
CANCELLED - Hate Speech on Social Media: A European Case
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Irene V. Pasquetto – Chief Editor, Misinformation Review, Harvard Kennedy School

Costanza Sciubba Caniglia – Managing Editor, Misinformation Review, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair and Discussant Alina Bârgăoanu – Dean and Jean Monnet Chair, Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University

Thursday, March 12, 2020
CANCELLED - Ghetto: The History of a Word
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Daniel B. Schwartz – Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University

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

Friday, March 13, 2020
 CANCELLED: Art Exhibit - Remember Yugoslavia? Photographs by Martin Karplus
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
CANCELLED - Emigration from Paradise: Migration Stories from Interwar Hungary
11:00am - 12:30pm

llse Josepha Lazaroms – Lecturer, Graduate Gender Program, Utrecht University; Research Fellow in Jewish Studies, Martin Buber Chair, Goethe University Frankfurt; German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

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

 
CANCELLED - CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
CANCELLED - Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Catherine de Vries – Professor of Political Science, Bocconi University; Research Associate, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy

Chair Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
VIA ZOOM - Research Methodologies
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
CANCELLED - Citizen Engagement with Refugee Resettlement: The French Case
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Claire Schiff – Associate Professor of Sociology, Bordeaux University; Researcher, Centre Emile Durkheim (CNRS)

Respondent 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; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University

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

 
CANCELLED - The European Central Bank Between the Financial Crisis and Populisms
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sebastian Diessner – Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute

Corrado Macchiarelli – Principal Economist, UK National Institute of Economic and Social Research; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University

Claudia Wiesner – Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair, Fulda University of Applied Sciences; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University

Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University

Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, March 26, 2020
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, March 27, 2020
CANCELLED - Bank Bargains and Spain's Politics of Banking Crises
11:00am - 12:30pm

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

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

 
CANCELLED - CES Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm
 
CANCELLED - Tilly Goes to Church: The Religious Origins of the Modern State
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Anna Grzymała-Busse – Douglas Professor of International Studies, Stanford University; CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University

Brendan McElroy – Graduate Student in Government & CES Student Affiliate, Harvard University

and

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

Monday, March 30, 2020
CANCELLED - Telling Histories of Violence Without Borders
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Max Bergholz – Associate Professor of History, Concordia University

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

 
 CANCELLED - 50 Years of European Union Law, Democracy, and Fundamental Rights
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Kim Lane Scheppele – Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School & The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Jan Wouters – Professor of International Law and International Organizations; Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU and Global Governance; Founding Director of The Institute for International Law & The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

Rui Tavares – Visiting Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Member of European Parliament (2009-2014)

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
CANCELLED - Raymond Aron and Liberal Thought in theTwenthies Century
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Iain Stewart – Lecturer in Modern European History, University College London (UCL)

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CANCELLED - The Contexts of Reception that Make Asylum Seekers Feel Welcome in Germany
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Rahsaan Maxwell – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chair Natasha Warikoo – Professor of Sociology, Tufts University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Community Events
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Impacts on Developing Countries from Recent Efforts to Align Trade and Sustainability Policies by the EU and the OECD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Future of Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
8:30am - 9:45am
 
Strength vs. Wisdom: A Conversation on the Leadership of the Future with Former Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev
12:00pm - 1:00pm
 
Weintraub Lecture: A Painter Emerges: The Quest for Czapski
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
CANCELLED - European Defense in the Era of Brexit and “Westlessness”
5:15pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020
19th Boston Annual Turkish Film Festival
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Harvard European Law Association Spring Conference 2020
8:30am - 7:00pm
 
 
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