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November 11-17, 2018

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (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.

Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
CES Events
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Conference | Reorganizing the Middle East, 1912-1948
9:00am - 5:15pm
 
Conference | Panel 1: The First World War, the New International World Order, and the Mandates System
9:15am - 10:30am

Carole Fink – Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Emeritus Faculty, Department of History, Ohio State University

Billie Melman – Professor of Modern History, Henri Glasberg Chair of European Studies, Tel Aviv University

 
Conference | Panel 2: Drafting Borders? The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, Sykes-Picot Agreement, and Balfour Declaration
10:45am - 11:45am

Eugene Rogan – Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Motti Golani – Professor of Jewish History, The Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University

Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History & CES Resident Faculty

 
Conference | Panel 3:  Old Empire to New Empire? From the Ottomans to the British and French
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Leila Fawaz – Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University

Abigail Jacobson – Senior Lecturer, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Elizabeth F. Thompson – Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Virginia

Dotan Halevy – Graduate Student in History, Columbia University

 
Conference | Panel 4: Mandated Modernity and Alternative Forms of Governing
3:45pm - 5:15pm

Arie Dubnov – Department of History, Stanford University

Fredrik Meiton – Assistant Professor of History, University of New Hampshire

Hilary Falb Kalisman – Assistant Professor of History and Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies in the Program in Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

 
How to Find an Adviser and Access Harvard's Resources?
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Hannah Callaway – Lecturer in the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Senior Thesis Workshop Organizer, CES

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Conference | Panel 1: Mandated Environments
9:00am - 11:00am

Sam Dolbee – Post-doc, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University

Dale Stahl – Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado Boulder

Netta Cohen – Graduate Student in History, University of Oxford

Yaron Balslev – Post-doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Teaching Fellow, Tel Aviv University

 
Conference | Panel 2: Mandatory Identities
11:15am - 12:45pm

Zaha Kheir – Graduate Student in Political Science, University of Oxford

Hagit Krik – Post-doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hadas Fischer – Graduate Student in History, Tel Aviv University

 
The Work of Moisei Ostrogorski: Political Parties and the Crisis of Democracy
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Philipp Erbentraut – Research Assistant for Political Sociology and Theory of the State, Institute for Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt and CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2018-2019, Harvard University

 
12:45pm - 1:45pm
 
New Power and the Emergent Populism in Europe, the United States and Beyond
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Henry Timms – Hauser Visiting Leader, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; President and CEO, 92nd Street Y

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government & Director, RCC, Harvard University; CES Study Group Chair and Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Thursday, November 15, 2018
A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Paul Hanebrink – Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Community Events
Monday, November 12, 2018
The Missing Second World: On Poland (and Eastern Europe) and Postcolonial Studies
3:45pm - 5:45pm

Marta Grzechnik – Fellow at WIGH and Center for European Studies; Assistant Professor, Institute of Scandinavian Studies, University of Gdansk, Poland

Commentary by Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Director (1994-2001), CES, Harvard University

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Two-Day Graduate Student Conference | Situating Empire: The Great War and Its Aftermaths
10:00am - 7:00pm
 
 
Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138