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CES 50th Anniversary Events Series


Fifty years ago, a young graduate student named Guido Goldman joined his admired professor, Stanley Hoffmann, in a modest venture that would eventually grow into today's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). Since that time, CES has advanced the study of Europe in all corners of the globe and has built a community of thousands of faculty, scholars, and students who have made great achievements as educators, researchers, journalists, entrepreneurs, and leaders in every sector imaginable. The collective accomplishments of the CES community over the past 50 years provide reasons to celebrate and give thanks, and inspire us to continue to advance the Center’s timeless mission.

We invite you to help commemorate the Center’s semi-centennial through a series of special anniversary events that have been planned throughout this academic year. Below we share just the initial few events in the year-long anniversary series, and hope you will join us to celebrate and deliberate in CES style!

CANCELLED - The Three Body Problem: Fresh Perspectives on America, Britain and Europe CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — CANCELLED - The Three Body Problem: Fresh Perspectives on America, Britain and Europe
April 30, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Germany and the World CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — CANCELLED - Germany and the World
April 2, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • David Blackbourn – Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History, Vanderbilt University; Director (2007-2012), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Alison Frank Johnson – Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Maya Jasanoff – X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences and Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
The Soccer Stadium: Europe’s Unfettered Ugly Space CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — The Soccer Stadium: Europe’s Unfettered Ugly Space
February 14, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Andrei Markovits – Arthur F. Thurnau Professor & Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michigan
  • Chair Bruno Carvalho – Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk: Crossroads of History, Memory and Politics CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk: Crossroads of History, Memory and Politics
February 13, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Pawel Machcewicz – Professor of History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; Director of the Museum of the Second World War (2008-2017)
  • David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Ewa Lajer-Burcharth – William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Poland in the Global Wave of Populism CES 50th Anniversary Series — Poland in the Global Wave of Populism
November 13, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Anna Grzymała-Busse – Douglas Professor of International Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Bart Bonikowski – Past Resident Faculty
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Challenges to Democracy in the European Union: An Address by Sergey Lagodinsky The Guido Goldman Lecture on Germany - A Worldwide Week at Harvard Event — Challenges to Democracy in the European Union: An Address by Sergey Lagodinsky
October 7, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sergey Lagodinsky – Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Chair Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Yugoslavia Revisited CES 50th Anniversary Series — Yugoslavia Revisited
September 25, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Marie-Janine Calic – Professor of Eastern and Southeastern European History, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • Vesko Garčević – Professor of the Practice of International Relations, The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
  • Susan Woodward – Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Closing Remarks by Martin Karplus – Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Harvard University; Nobel Laureate (2013)
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard University
Transformations of European Ideologies: A Discussion to Mark the Retirement of Charles S. Maier and Patrice Higonnet CES 50th Anniversary Series — Transformations of European Ideologies: A Discussion to Mark the Retirement of Charles S. Maier and Patrice Higonnet
September 11, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Suzanne Berger – John M. Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Patrice Higonnet – Robert Walton Goelet Research Professor of French History Emeritus & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, CES Resident Faculty & Director (1994-2001), Harvard University
  • Adam Nossiter – Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times
  • Opening Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government; CES Director & Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, CES Resident Faculty & Director (2001-2006), Harvard University
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