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During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes the Harvard community and general public to join its events virtually as part of Harvard University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please check the events calendar regularly for new events. All events will take place via Zoom, and each event listing will include instructions for pre-registration and access.

We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EuropeAtHarvard for news and updates.

CES Events
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election
12:15pm - 1:15pm

William Drozdiak – Author, The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World

Leslie Vinjamuri – Director, US and the Americas Program, Chatham House

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Lessons from Europe's Financial Assistance to Greece
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Joaquín Almunia – Independent High-Level Evaluator, European Stability Mechanism (ESM); European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014)

Miranda Xafa – Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); Member of the Executive Board, International Monetary Fund (2004-2009)

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Thursday, November 19, 2020
State of Democracy and Future Research
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Sheri Berman – Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Wolfgang Merkel – Professor Emeritus and Director of the Research unit on Democracy and Democratization, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Yascha Mounk – Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Pippa Norris – Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics & CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University


Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard UniversityDaniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Thursday, December 3, 2020
The Jewish Eighteenth Century and the Transformative Year 1782
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Shmuel Feiner – Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University; Chair, The Historical Society of Israel

Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

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