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November 26 - December 12, 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.

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CES Events
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Privacy and Data Protection: The U.S. Laissez-Faire Approach vs. the European GDPR Standard
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Moritz Hennemann – Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School; Faculty Fellow, Institute of Media and Information Law, University of Freiburg

Jasmine McNealy – Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, University of Florida

Rodrigo Cetina Presuel – Visiting Researcher, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School

Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government and Director, RCC, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government Study Group and Southern Europe in the EU Study Group, CES, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Who Wants Rights? Findings of an Istanbul Field Survey on Political Party Preferences and Rights Perceptions
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Ayşe Kadıoğlu – Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University & CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Religious Boundary Dynamics in European Immigration Societies – Legal Openings and Social Closures
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Matthias Koenig – Professor of Sociology, Georg-August-University Göttingen & Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Riva Kastoryano – Senior Research Fellow, CNRS

Chair Natasha Warikoo – Professor of Sociology, Tufts University

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Welcoming Refugees: Lessons from the European Asylum Crisis
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Pascal Brice – General Director of the Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OPFRA)

Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Senior Thesis Conference 2018
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lugers and Londonderry: World War I, Ireland, and the Origins of Modern British Gun Control
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ian Kumekawa – PhD Student in History & CES Graduate Student Affiliate, Harvard University

Europe’s Travails: Is Deeper Integration the Answer?
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Ashoka Mody – Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy , Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University;

George Alogoskoufis – Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Minister of Economy and Finance of Greece (2004-2009)


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)Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University

Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Kenneth Scheve – Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University


Chair Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityCathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, December 3, 2018
The Crisis in Greece (2010-2018) and the Implications for the Eurozone: Taking Stock, Looking Forward
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Michalis Psalidopoulos – Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Professor of Economics, University of Athens

Respondent 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)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Redemption Through Sin: The Biographical Background to Gershom Scholem's Most Famous Essay
4:00pm - 6:00pm

David Biale – Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Davis

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The East–West Divide in the European Union and Consequences for the Transatlantic Relationship
12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

Universities and Europe: Towards a New Ambition
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Bertrand Monthubert – Professor of Mathematics, University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier; Chair of the Board of Directors, Campus France

Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
 Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom - A film screening presented by filmmaker Judith Wechsler
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Judith Wechsler – NEH Professor of Art History, Emerita, Tufts University

Chair Alex Sagan – Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Jews in Modern Europe, CES, Harvard University

Community Events
Friday, December 7, 2018
10th Annual Harvard European Philosophy Workshop 2018
11:00am - 6:00pm
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