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A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group


Overview

The economic crisis in the Eurozone has revealed new fissures between debtor and creditor states in the EU and has led to talk of center-periphery dynamics. This Study Group explores perspectives from the Southern European debtor countries, including Italy, Spain and Portugal, relevant to current debates about the future of Europe. It considers the political, social and economic consequences of the Eurozone crisis, including high unemployment, a dramatic crisis of legitimacy, and the rise of new forms of populism.

For more information about this Study Group, please also visit: A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe (RCC)

See also: Real Colegio Complutense

José Luis Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011), spoke at CES in November 2015. The event was hosted by the "A Center-Periphery Europe?" Study Group.
Revisiting Democratic Principles in Highly Interconnected Settings: The EU Case A Center Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe and EU Law and Government — Revisiting Democratic Principles in Highly Interconnected Settings: The EU Case
May 3, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Simona Piattoni – Professor of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Agder
  • Chair Serenella Sferza – Co-Director, MIT-Italy Program, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI); Local Affiliate, CES; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Between the State and the Market: Power and Accountability in European Economic Governance A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives From Southern Europe and EU Law and Governments Study Group — Between the State and the Market: Power and Accountability in European Economic Governance
May 2, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Cornel Ban – Assistant Professor of International Relations; Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University
  • Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard ; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard
  • Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm – Research & Advocacy Coordinator, Eurozone Economic Governance; Transparency International EU
  • Athanasios Orphanides – Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Chair Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars
April 11, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Translator; Local Affiliate & Study Group Chair, CES, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Residents Faculty, Harvard University
  • Félix Krawatzek – British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University
  • Antonio Costa Pinto – Visiting Professor, New York University; Research Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon
  • Gianni Riotta – Journalist & Pirelli Visiting Professor in Italian Studies, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University; Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders
April 11, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)
  • Georgios Kaminis – Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)
  • Sławomir Sierakowski – Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw
  • Chair Vincent Pons – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The Current Turmoil in Italy (and Europe) A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe — The Current Turmoil in Italy (and Europe)
February 10, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Erik Jones – Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS; Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University
The IMF, the Eurozone and the First Rescue of Greece A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group — The IMF, the Eurozone and the First Rescue of Greece
October 11, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Paul Blustein – Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Political Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis Political Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis
April 19, 2016
2:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jose Ignatio Torreblanca – Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, Madrid
  • Jonathan Hopkin – Reader in Comparative Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics
  • Marina Costa Lobo – Professor of Political Science, University of Lisbon
  • David Marsh – Director, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
  • Commentary by 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 Study Group, CES, Harvard University and Loukas Tsoukalis – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Challenges in North Africa after the Arab Spring: Visions from a Transatlantic Perspective
April 15, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bernardino León – General Director, Emirates Diplomatic Academy; Former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya; Former European Union Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean
  • Chair Alan D. Solomont – Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; Former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra
The Euro Area Crisis Six Years and On The Euro Area Crisis Six Years and On
February 2, 2016
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Athanasios Orphanides – Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Europe Beyond the Financial Crisis Europe Beyond the Financial Crisis
November 16, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero – Prime Minister of Spain, (2004-2011)
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Department of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800, CES, Harvard University; Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: EU and South European States' Perspectives and Strategies
October 7, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Panayotis J. Tsakonas – Professor of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes
Hitler’s Shadow Empire: Nazi Economics and the Spanish Civil War
September 15, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Pierpaolo Barbieri – Executive Director, Greenmantle; Special Advisor, Institute of New Economic Thinking and Berggruen Council on the Future of Europe
Italy During and After the 2008-9 Crisis. Is it Over? And What are its  Country Specific and Euro-area Causes and Impact Italy During and After the 2008-9 Crisis. Is it Over? And What are its Country Specific and Euro-area Causes and Impact
May 4, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Carlo Cottarelli – CES Speaker
  • Commentary by Alberto Alesina – Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Why Has There Been Populism in Greece But Not Yet in Spain? Why Has There Been Populism in Greece But Not Yet in Spain?
April 20, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economic and Political Science and Sciences Po; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • Takis Pappas – Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Greece; Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
Populism in Europe from the Right to the Left Populism in Europe from the Right to the Left
April 16, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Cas Mudde – Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
  • Laurent Bouvet – Professor of Political Science, Université de Versailles, St. Quentin-en-Yvelines
European Monetary Union Governance and the European Crisis European Monetary Union Governance and the European Crisis
April 9, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • Joaquín Almunia – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economic and Political Science and Sciences Po; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
The Political Consequences of the Euro Crisis in the Debtor States The Political Consequences of the Euro Crisis in the Debtor States
March 3, 2015
5:15pm - 7:30pm
  • Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University; Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Manos Matsaganis – Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • John Agnew – Distinguished Professor of Geography, UCLA
  • Fernando Vallespin – Professor of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM); Academic Director, Fundación Ortega-Marañón
  • Chair Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University

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