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Event Series

European Union Seminar


This seminar examines the politics of the European Union from theoretical, empirical and interdisciplinary perspectives. It studies the theoretical foundations of the European project in light of the problems exposed by the ongoing crisis on the continent and addresses salient EU policy issues.

Note: This seminar was formerly called the European Union Study Group.


Study Group Events Calendar

The State of EU-U.S. Trade Relations: Between Conflict and Convergence European Union Seminar — The State of EU-U.S. Trade Relations: Between Conflict and Convergence
September 23, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Berend Diekmann – Head of Division for USA, Canada and Mexico, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944 Jews in Modern Europe Seminar & European Union Seminar — The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944
October 17, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Jacques Sémelin – Historian and Author
  • Chair Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research
Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in Europe and the World European Union Seminar — Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in Europe and the World
November 12, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Justin Gest – Assistant Professor of Public Policy , George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
  • Chair 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
The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe European Union Seminar — The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe
February 28, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thane Gustafson – Professor of Government, Georgetown University
  • Rawi Abdelal – Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Aurélie Bros – Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
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