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Event Series

European Union Study Group


This Study Group 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.


Study Group Events Calendar

The European Union’s Security Policy and the Middle East European Union Study Group and the Transatlantic Relations Seminar — The European Union’s Security Policy and the Middle East
April 25, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
The EU and the Ukraine/Russia Crisis European Union Study Group — The EU and the Ukraine/Russia Crisis
April 20, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Richard Youngs – Senior Fellow, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe
  • Chair Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University and Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Book Talk: “Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local” European Union Study Group — Book Talk: “Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local”
April 19, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Cornel Ban – Assistant Professor of International Relations; Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University
  • Respondent Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Assistant Director of Curricular Development, , Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Union Study Group, CES, Harvard University
The Differentiated Legitimacy Crisis of the European Union European Union Study Group — The Differentiated Legitimacy Crisis of the European Union
April 18, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Mathew Wood – Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director, Crick Center, University of Sheffield
The Future of German American Relations European Union Study Group  — The Future of German American Relations
April 13, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Yascha Mounk – Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Mary Elise Sarotte – Dean's Professor of History and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Stephen Szabo – Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy
  • Heidi Tworek – Assistant Professor of International History, University of British Columbia; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The Populist Challenge The European Union Study Group — The Populist Challenge
April 10, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Chantal Mouffe – Professor of Political Theory, University of Westminster
The Disunited States of Europe: Where Do We Go from Here? European Union Study Group — The Disunited States of Europe: Where Do We Go from Here?
April 5, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Future of EU Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations European Union Study Group — The Future of EU Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations
March 23, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Ludwig Blaurock – Counselor for Political and Military Affairs, Security & Development Section in the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
France, Europe and Transatlantic Relations in Testing Times European Union Study Group — France, Europe and Transatlantic Relations in Testing Times
March 9, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Frédéric Bozo – Senior Fellow, GMF Transatlantic Academy; Professor of Contemporary History, Université Paris III
Reviving the Promise of Prosperity in the EU The EU Study Group — Reviving the Promise of Prosperity in the EU
February 22, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Henning Meyer – Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Social Europe; Managing Director, New Global Strategy; Research Associate, Public Policy Group, London School of Economics and Political Science; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • 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
The Populist Paradox: How the Promotion of Christian Identity  by European Populists Contributes to Secularization Contemporary Europe and European Union Study Groups — The Populist Paradox: How the Promotion of Christian Identity by European Populists Contributes to Secularization
February 1, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Olivier Roy – Research Director, Unit on the 'Iranian World,' Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Tarek Masoud – Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Introduction by Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
The State of the Euro The European Union Study Group — The State of the Euro
December 6, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi – Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair 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
The Search for Europe: Panel Discussion The European Union Study Group — The Search for Europe: Panel Discussion
November 30, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
The Future of Sino-EU Relations After Brexit The European Union Study Group — The Future of Sino-EU Relations After Brexit
November 3, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Philippe Le Corre – Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
Uneasy Calm: Fixing Europe's Economic and Institutional Woes European Union Study Group — Uneasy Calm: Fixing Europe's Economic and Institutional Woes
November 1, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Marco Buti – Director General of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University; Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, Freiburg University; Former member of the Bundesbank Board
  • Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Book Talk: “In Defense of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved?” The European Union Study Group — Book Talk: “In Defense of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved?”
October 13, 2016
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Loukas Tsoukalis – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • 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
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Europe – On Achieving an Appropriate Economic Policy Stance European Economic Policy Forum — Europe – On Achieving an Appropriate Economic Policy Stance
October 4, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Dante Roscini – Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Servaas Deroose – Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Economics and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), European Commission
  • Thomas Wieser – President, Euro Working Group and Economic and Financial Committee, Council of the European Union
  • Benjamin Friedman – William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
  • Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
Europe and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Normative Issues and the Design of the International Refugee Regime The European Union Study Group — Europe and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Normative Issues and the Design of the International Refugee Regime
September 8, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • David Owen – Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Southampton
  • Gerald Neuman – J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School; Co-Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
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
Which European Union?
April 13, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Sergio Fabbrini – Director, Luiss School of Government; Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli
Efficiency and Legitimacy Challenges Governing Europe After the Crisis — Efficiency and Legitimacy Challenges
April 12, 2016
5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Loukas Tsoukalis – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • 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
  • Ramona Coman – Professor of European Governance and Director, Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Frederik Ponjaert – Researcher, Institute for European Studies; Head of the Waseda University Desk, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • Laszlo Andor – Prof. of European Economic Governance, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Chair 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
The Democratic Challenge of European Integration Welfare Markets in Europe: — The Democratic Challenge of European Integration
April 4, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Andrew Martin – Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Editor, Open Forum Series, CES, Harvard University
  • Amandine Crespy – Assistant Professor for Political Science and EU Studies and Research Affiliate, Cevipol at the Université libre de Bruxelles
An Uncertain Idea of Europe? Ideas in Post-Crisis Europe and How to Study Them An Uncertain Idea of Europe? Ideas in Post-Crisis Europe and How to Study Them
March 31, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Mark Blyth – Eastman Professor of Political Economy & Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Craig Parsons – Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon
Europe's Multiple Crises: Is there a Way Out? Europe's Multiple Crises: Is there a Way Out?
March 31, 2016
2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Refugee Crisis and the Disuniting of the Union: Europe on the Brink The European Union Study Group — The Refugee Crisis and the Disuniting of the Union: Europe on the Brink
March 1, 2016
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Seyla Benhabib – Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
Culture, Legitimacy and the EU in Crisis Imagining Europe: — Culture, Legitimacy and the EU in Crisis
February 24, 2016
12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Jason Beckfield – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • Kathleen McNamara – Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
German Foreign Policy Facing the Crises in Europe
November 16, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Refugee Crisis in the EU: Root Causes, Current Challenges, and Future Implications
November 3, 2015
1:15pm - 3:00pm
A European Germany and a German Europe, 1989-2015 A European Germany and a German Europe, 1989-2015
October 19, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Harold James – Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University
Looking Back at German Unification
October 13, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Charles S. Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Tereza Novotna – FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
How the Euro Transformed National Politics
October 7, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Carlo Bastasin – Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Senior Fellow, LUISS University in Rome, Italy; Author, "Saving Europe"
The State of the Euro The State of the Euro
September 22, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi – Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Jeffrey A. Frenkel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
The Future of the EU: A Perspective From Spain The Future of the EU: A Perspective From Spain
September 15, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • José María Beneyto – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of European Law and Politics, International Relations and International Law; Jean Monnet Chair ad personam; Director, Institute for European Studies in Madrid
Founding Fathers of Europe: A Comparison with the U.S. Discourse Founding Fathers of Europe: A Comparison with the U.S. Discourse
April 22, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Is the Euro Area Heading back into Crisis? Is the Euro Area Heading back into Crisis?
March 4, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Senior Research Professor, Department for European and Eurasian Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University; Senior Director for Research and Director of European Programs, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin
  • Erik Jones – Director of European and Eurasian Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University
The Ukraine Crisis, ISIS and Terrorism: New Challenges to the EU and the US The Ukraine Crisis, ISIS and Terrorism: New Challenges to the EU and the US
February 24, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Jolyon Howorth – Visiting Professor, Political Science and Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Stephen Walt – Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, BCSIA, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Maciej Popowski – Deputy Secretary General, EU External Action Service
  • Anand Menon – Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King's College London
  • William Wohlforth – Daniel Webster Professor, Government Department, Dartmouth College
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
The State of Democracy in Europe: Reflections on the Eurocrisis The State of Democracy in Europe: Reflections on the Eurocrisis
November 19, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • 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
  • Turkuler Isiksel – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; LAPA Fellow, Princeton University
  • James Bohman – Professor of Philosophy and Professor of International Studies., St. Louis University
Inflated Threats: The Eurozone Crisis and the Challenges Going Forward Inflated Threats: The Eurozone Crisis and the Challenges Going Forward
November 17, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Extending Experimentalist Governance? The EU and Transnational Regulation
November 14, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Jonathan Zeitlin – Senior Fellow in International Studies, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University; Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Jean Monnet Chair in European and Transnational Governance, Department of Political Science University of Amsterdam
The Decline of the Left in Europe
October 17, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Josep Borrell – Former President, European Parliament; Jean Monnet Professor, Complutense University
  • Alexander H. Gourevitch – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University
The State of the Euro in a Changing EU The State of the Euro in a Changing EU
September 10, 2014
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Richard Cooper – Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi – Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
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