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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
Friday, September 25, 2020
WEBINAR | Social Democracy in Competition: Voting Propensities and Electoral Trade-Offs
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Silja Häusermann – Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich

Sara Hobolt – Sutherland Professor of European Institutions, London School of Economics and Political Science

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
WEBINAR | Session 1: What is a Senior Thesis?
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sally Hayes – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, Harvard University

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; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Jane Mansbridge – Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, 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 – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; CES Seminar Co-chair, 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); CES Associate, 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

Friday, October 16, 2020
Tilly Goes to Church: The Religious Roots of State Formation in Medieval Europe
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Anna Grzymała-Busse – Douglas Professor of International Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Monday, October 19, 2020
Deglobalization, Disrupted Education, and Debt: Economic Policy Challenges Following the Pandemic
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Jens Weidmann – President, Deutsche Bundesbank; Member of the Governing Council, European Central Bank (ECB)

Beatrice Weder di Mauro – President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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 – Professor of Political Science & Legal Studies and Vice President of International Affairs, Suffolk University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

 
Session 2: Research Resources at Harvard, Advisors and Recommendation Letters
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sally Hayes – Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; CES Thesis Workshop Organizer, 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

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Ghetto: The History of a Word
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Daniel B. Schwartz – Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University

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

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

Friday, October 30, 2020
Austerity, Indebtedness and Political Participation: Evidence from the U.K.
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Andreas Wiedemann – Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Sophie Hill – Ph.D. Student in Government , Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Community Events
Monday, September 28, 2020
WEBINAR | A Conversation with Her Excellency Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the United States
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
WEBINAR | Winds of Change? Prospects for the U.S.-Russia Relationship after 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fiona Hill – Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Monday, October 5, 2020
9:00am - 10:15am
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians - A Book Discussion
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday, October 19, 2020
5:30am - 6:30am
Friday, October 23, 2020
Democracies on the Rocks?
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

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

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Building Just and Climate-ready Economies in the EU and the US
2:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
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