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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.

The following calendar offers a preview of the events that CES will be hosting through October. Please check the events calendar regularly for more additions over the coming weeks. 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, October 6, 2020
Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy – A Book Discussion
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Jane Mansbridge – Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Emerita, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Citizenship in the 21st Century: Insights Across Time and Space
11:00am - 12:00pm

Emma Dench – Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Gregory Nagy – Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of the Classics, Harvard University

Nicole Newendorp – Assistant Director of Studies for Juniors and Seniors, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University

Richard Tuck – Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University

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

Destination: World
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020
30 Years of German Reunification
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Elise Sarotte – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Friday, October 9, 2020
Crossing the Cultural Chasm: Comparing Veganism in the United States and France
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Nina Gheihman – Postdoctoral Researcher, Sustainable Food Initiative, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Chair Albana Shehaj – Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar 2019-2021, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
How the European Union Rules the World
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Anu Bradford – Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School

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, October 21, 2020
Race and Remembrance in Contemporary Europe
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mame-Fatou Niang – Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University

Ana Lucia Araujo – Professor of History, Howard University

Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia
10:00am - 11:00am

Daniel S. Markey – Senior Research Professor in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Andrew Small – Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Chair Nargis Kassenova – Senior Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA 02138