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CES Events Calendar - November 2018

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.

Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Monday, November 5, 2018 8:45am - 5:45pm
CES Events
Thursday, November 1, 2018
 An Address by Sigmar Gabriel – Europe: An Answer to the German Question?
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sigmar Gabriel – Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke; Member of the Bundestag & Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018), Federal Republic of Germany; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University ; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, 1977-1978 Seminar Co-chair, & Visiting Scholar 1985, CES, Harvard University

Friday, November 2, 2018
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Monday, November 5, 2018
2018 Summit on the Future of Europe at Harvard – Back to Square One
8:45am - 5:45pm
 
2018 Summit | Welcome & Introduction
8:45am - 9:00am

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

Nicholas Burns – Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

 
Summit 2018 | Panel 1: The Transatlantic Freeze
9:00am - 10:30am

Nicholas Burns – Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

Karen Donfried – President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University

Daniela Schwarzer – Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Chair Mary Elise Sarotte – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); CES Associate, Harvard University

 
Summit 2018 | Panel 2:  Authoritarianism in the EU
10:45am - 12:15pm

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

John Shattuck – Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Harvard Kennedy School; President Emeritus, Central European University

Monica Macovei – Member of the European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists, Romania

Chair Ayşe Kadıoğlu – Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University; Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University

 
Summit 2018 | A Keynote Address by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018)
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Sigmar Gabriel – Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke; Member of the Bundestag & Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018), Federal Republic of Germany; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University ; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University

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

 
Summit 2018 | Panel 3:  Challenges of European Integration and Disintegration
2:30pm - 4:00pm

John Dalhuisen – Senior Fellow, European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Kyriakos Pierrakakis – Director of Research, diaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute

Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Chair José María Beneyto – Professor of International Public Law and International Relations and Director, Institute for European Studies

 
Summit 2018 | Panel 4: The Current  State of Europe: Views from the Newsroom
4:15pm - 5:45pm

Steven Erlanger – Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times

Stefan Kornelius – Foreign Policy Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Eleni Varvitsiotis – EU Correspondent, Kathimerini

Chair James Geary – Deputy Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Concept of Terrorism: A Modern History
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Julian Bourg – Associate Professor of History, Boston College & CES Visiting Scholar 2018-2019 and Local Affiliate, Harvard University

 
Transnational Nationalism: The Imagined Global Community of Muslims in Europe
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Riva Kastoryano – Visiting Professor of Sociology and Government & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University (Fall, 2018); Senior Research Fellow, CNRS; Professor, Sciences, Po, Paris

Chair Laura Levine Frader – Professor of History, Northeastern University; CES Seminar Co-chair & Local Affiliate, Harvard University

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Kristallnacht as Crescendo and Overture
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Peter Hayes – Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies Emeritus, Northwestern University

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

 
"It is Our Court": Defending the Rule of Law in Poland – An Address by Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Human Rights, Republic of Poland
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Adam Bodnar – Ombudsman for Human Rights, Republic of Poland

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

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

Friday, November 9, 2018
 25 Years of Studying the Far Right: Reflections on the Fourth Wave
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cas Mudde – Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor, University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs

 
Friday Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
 
Prophecies of Doom or the Doom of Prophecy?  Debates Over the Astrological Prediction of Disasters in the Atlantic World, c.1650-1700
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Louis Desmond Gerdelan – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 
The Eurozone Crisis in the European Periphery:  Causes and Consequences
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Dimitris Tsarouhas – Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University; Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

Respondent Dimitri Sotiropoulos – Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University

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 J. 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; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, 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
Monday, November 19, 2018
Can Large Welfare States and Strong Civil Societies Coexist? Lessons from Scandinavia
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Kristin Strømsnes – Democracy Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Lars Skov Henriksen – Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark

Lars Svedberg – Senior Professor, Institute for Civil Society Studies, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm, Sweden

Moderated by Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

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; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard 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)

Community Events
Friday, November 2, 2018
Turkish Film Festival
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
The Future of Tech Policy: Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Henri Piffaut – Senior Advisor with the Directorate General for Competition, The European Commission; Civil Servant, DG Competition, European Commission

Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

David Eaves – Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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 Research Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty, 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, Cambridge, MA 02138