All morning & afternoon panels open to the public. Livestream available for all proceedings.
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Today, the fifth annual Summit on the Future of Europe will start at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES).

All panels are open to the public. The keynote luncheon address will be delivered by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018) and CES John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, and attendance is by invitation only.

To view all Summit proceedings via livestream go to:

8:45am Panel 1: The Transatlantic Freeze

10:45am Panel 2: Authoritarianism in the EU

12:30pm Keynote Address by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany (2013-2018)

2:30pm Panel 3: The Challenges of European Integration and Disintegration

4:15pm Panel 4: The Current State of Europe: Views from the Newsroom

SUMMIT AGENDA
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); Research Associate, CES, 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 – Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University; Acting President, Sabancı University (Oct. 2016 - Dec. 2017); Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University (Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2017); Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

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

Sigmar Gabriel – Member of the Bundestag; Vice Chancellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-2018), Federal Republic of Germany; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2018, 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, Boston University; Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Union, CES, 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 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

 
 
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