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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

Emergency Powers of International Organizations European Union Seminar — Emergency Powers of International Organizations
November 20, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Christian Kreuder-Sonnen – Assistant Professor for International Organizations, Friedrich Schiller University Jena; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Joel P. Trachtman – Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • 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
What Future for Europe’s Foreign Policy? A Discussion with Pierre Vimont European Union Seminar — What Future for Europe’s Foreign Policy? A Discussion with Pierre Vimont
November 15, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Pierre Vimont – Executive Secretary-General (2010-2015), European External Action Service (EEAS); Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe
  • 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
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, Schar School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University
  • 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 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 – Professor in Modern History and Political Science, Science Po; Senior Researcher Emeritus, Center for International Studies (CERI-CNRS)
  • Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University
Italy in Europe: Economic Problems and Political Prospects European Union Seminar - A Worldwide Week at Harvard Event — Italy in Europe: Economic Problems and Political Prospects
October 10, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Carlo Bastasin – Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
  • Philippe Le Corre – Research Associate, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation & the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • 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 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
Populism and Liberal Democracy European Union Seminar — Populism and Liberal Democracy
September 5, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Takis Pappas – University Researcher, University of Helsinki
  • 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 and Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Migration and Distributive Politics in the European Union European Union Study Group — Migration and Distributive Politics in the European Union
May 8, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Merih Angin – Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University
  • Hernan del Valle – Rita E. Hauser Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • Chair Ayşe Kadıoğlu – Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University; Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University
France: A Key Player in Europe’s Relationship with China European Union Study Group — France: A Key Player in Europe’s Relationship with China
April 3, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Philippe Le Corre – Affiliate, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs & Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Chair, European Union Study Group, CES
Unintended Consequences of EU External Action European Union Study Group — Unintended Consequences of EU External Action
March 28, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Olga Burlyuk – FWO Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
  • Claudia Wiesner – Professor of Political Science, Fulda University of Applied Sciences; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
  • Christiane Lemke – Professor of Political Science, Leibniz University of Hannover; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 1983-1984, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair 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
Migration Debates in Germany: Where Are We Headed and What Should We Do? European Union Study Group — Migration Debates in Germany: Where Are We Headed and What Should We Do?
March 26, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Johannes Vogel – Member of the Bundestag; Secretary General, Free Democratic Party in North-Rhine Westphalia; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2019, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Universities and Europe: Towards a New Ambition European Union Study Group — Universities and Europe: Towards a New Ambition
December 5, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Bertrand Monthubert – Professor of Mathematics, University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier; Chair of the Board of Directors, Campus France
  • Chair 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
The Crisis in Greece (2010-2018) and the Implications for the Eurozone: Taking Stock, Looking Forward European Union Study Group — The Crisis in Greece (2010-2018) and the Implications for the Eurozone: Taking Stock, Looking Forward
December 3, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Michalis Psalidopoulos – Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Professor of Economics, University of Athens
  • Respondent Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
The Eurozone Crisis in the European Periphery:  Causes and Consequences The European Union Study Group — The Eurozone Crisis in the European Periphery: Causes and Consequences
November 9, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Dimitris Tsarouhas – Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University; Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Respondent Dimitri Sotiropoulos – Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
A Conversation with Douglas Alexander – Are We Destined to a Decade of Populism? Worldwide Week at Harvard | Contemporary Europe Study Group — A Conversation with Douglas Alexander – Are We Destined to a Decade of Populism?
October 24, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Douglas Alexander – Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School; Chair of Unicef United Kingdom; former Secretary of State for International Development and UK Governor to the World Bank
  • Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; CES Semianr Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Seth Johnston – Major, United States Army; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University; International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Research Associate, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Philip Rathgeb – Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz
  • Irfan Hemani – Mid Career MPA, Harvard Kennedy School; Programme Director, Aga Khan Foundation
  • Ammar Waraich – MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School; Member of the Royal College of Physicians; Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Moderated by Muriel Rouyer – Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; CES Semianr Co-chair, Harvard University
Varieties of Disintegration: Why Neoliberals Continue to Be Ambivalent About the EU European Union Study Group — Varieties of Disintegration: Why Neoliberals Continue to Be Ambivalent About the EU
October 23, 2018
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Dieter Plehwe – Senior Research Fellow, Inequality and Social Policy Research Unit, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  • Chair Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Diversity and Inclusion in France: From Algeria to the Elysée, the Journey of Bariza Khiari, President Macron's Advisor European Union Study Group — Diversity and Inclusion in France: From Algeria to the Elysée, the Journey of Bariza Khiari, President Macron's Advisor
October 3, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Bariza Khiari – Former Vice-President of the French Senate and Co-founder of En Marche
  • Moderated by Arthur Goldhammer – Local Affiliate and Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies and Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Why Wilson Matters - A Book Discussion European Union Study Group — Why Wilson Matters - A Book Discussion
May 2, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Tony Smith – Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, Tufts Univeristy and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Stephen Walt – Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, BCSIA, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Moderated by Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School
Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary on the Court of Justice of the European Union Decision The European Union Study Group — Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary on the Court of Justice of the European Union Decision
April 23, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Ioanna Tourkochoriti – Lecturer Above the Bar, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ivana Isailovic – Emile Noel Fellow 2016-17, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University; CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
The Paradox of Germany's AfD Party: A Case of Populism in a Stable Society and Thriving Economy European Union Study Group — The Paradox of Germany's AfD Party: A Case of Populism in a Stable Society and Thriving Economy
April 3, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Edouard Husson – Professor of Modern History and International Affairs, and Vice-President, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University
  • Chair Nicolas Prevelakis – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University
  • Respondent David Art – Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
After the (Political) Earthquakes: the EU, Multilateralism, and a Volatile World The European Union Study Group — After the (Political) Earthquakes: the EU, Multilateralism, and a Volatile World
November 30, 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • João Vale de Almeida – Ambassador of the European Union, United Nations
  • Moderated by 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
Panel on the Implications of the French and German Elections for the Future of the European Union Contemporary Europe Study Group — Panel on the Implications of the French and German Elections for the Future of the European Union
November 20, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Adrien Abecassis – Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Niels Planel – International Consultant, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Chair Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University
Brexit's Prehistories Contemporary Europe Study Group and European Union Study Group — Brexit's Prehistories
October 6, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Kiran Klaus Patel – Professor of European and Global History; Jean Monnet Chair; Maastricht University
  • Chair Laura Levine Frader – Professor of History, Northeastern University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe? European Union Study Group and the American Council on Germany, Boston Warburg Chapter — Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe?
October 2, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Thomas Matussek – Former German Ambassador to the UK, the UN and India; Senior Advisor, Flint Global, Berlin
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
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 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair 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
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 – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); 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 Fellow 2017, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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; CES Semianr Co-chair, 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 – Chairman, Société Générale; Member of the Executive Board (2005-2011), 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 Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Jeffrey Frankel – James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School
  • 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 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 – Writer & Translator; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Chair, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • 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 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 – Research Associate, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Research Associate, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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 and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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; CES Seminar Co-chair, 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 Co-chair, Harvard University
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 and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, 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, Southern Europe in the EU, 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 Economics and Political Science; 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 and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, 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 How the Euro Transformed National Politics
October 7, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Carlo Bastasin – Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
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 Co-chair, Harvard University
  • 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 – Chairman, Société Générale; Member of the Executive Board (2005-2011), 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 – Professor of International Public Law and International Relations and Director, Institute for European Studies
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 – Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • 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 of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; 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
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 and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, 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 Co-chair, Harvard University
  • 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 – Chairman, Société Générale; Member of the Executive Board (2005-2011), European Central Bank
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