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Center for European Studies

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) invites you to join us for our September events. Please check the CES website and weekly emails regularly to ensure you keep informed of the many exciting and interdisciplinary events CES is planning this spring. We look forward to your participation in the Center’s programming!

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Featured Event
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Steven Levitsky – Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University

Moderated by Tiziana Dearing – Host, Radio Boston

CES Events
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
A World in Crisis: Climate breakdown, Conflict and Us – A Conversation with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
11:00am - 12:15pm

Janez Lenarčič – European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

Chair Christoph Mikulaschek – Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Subcontractors of Guilt: Holocaust Memory and Muslim Belonging in Postwar Germany
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Esra Özyürek – Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

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; Director, The Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
European Relative Deprivation and Support for Social Europe
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Sharon Baute – Assistant Professor of Comparative Social Policy, University of Konstanz; Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Thursday, September 21, 2023
The Crisis in the National Health Service in Historical Perspective
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Andrew Seaton – Junior Research Fellow in History, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

Rosemary C.R. Taylor – Associate Professor of Sociology and Community Health, Tufts University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, September 22, 2023
An Address by HE Tanja Fajon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia – Slovenia, Europe and the World: Navigating the Geopolitical Storm
11:00am - 12:15pm

Tanja Fajon – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Republic of Slovenia

Chair Manja Klemenčič – Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
The Institutional Sources of Economic Transformation:  Insulation and Compensation in the Politics of Energy Transitions
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Jonas Meckling – Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Matto Mildenberger – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

and

Chair Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityPeter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Building the Surveillance State on a Punchcard? How Government Bureaucracies Hinder and Enable Government Surveillance Projects
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Katharin Tai – Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, MIT; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Lauren Bohm – Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, September 25, 2023
An Address by H.E. George Gerapetritis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
11:30am - 12:45pm

George Gerapetritis – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic

Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Director (2012-2023), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Session 1: What Is a Senior Thesis?
6:00pm - 7:00pm
and

Chair Charles Clavey – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair & Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityWilliam Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
The Return of the Native: Can Liberalism Safeguard Us Against Nativism
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Jan Willem Duyvendak – Director, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam

Berna Turam – Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and of African-American Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the Yugoslavs in the 1960s and 1970s
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Marie-Janine Calic – Professor of Eastern and Southeastern European History, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Director (1994-2001), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Empire, Incorporated: The Corporations That Built British Colonialism
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Philip Stern – Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Chair Maya Jasanoff – X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences and Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 
Tyranny of the Minority: An Urgent Call to Reform Our Politics
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Steven Levitsky – Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University

Moderated by Tiziana Dearing – Host, Radio Boston

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Varieties of Wealth: Wealth Inequality in Comparative Perspective
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Jens Beckert – Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & Resident Faculty, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Katharina Hecht – Postdoctoral Research Associate, International Business and Strategy Group, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

and

Chair Alya Guseva – Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard UniversityJonathan Mijs – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University; Veni Fellow, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:30am - 10:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2023
International Opportunities Fair
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2023
Revitalizing Democracy
10:15am - 11:45am

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

 
 
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