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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
  • Niall Ferguson – Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; CES Director, 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
  • Chair Alison Frank Johnson – Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Maya Jasanoff – Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
 CANCELLED - 50 Years of European Union Law, Democracy, and Fundamental Rights European Legal Order Seminar - CES 50th Anniversary Series — CANCELLED - 50 Years of European Union Law, Democracy, and Fundamental Rights
March 30, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Kim Lane Scheppele – Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School & The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
  • Jan Wouters – Professor of International Law and International Organizations; Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU and Global Governance; Founding Director of The Institute for International Law & The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven
  • Rui Tavares – Visiting Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Member of European Parliament (2009-2014)
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Capital and Ideology: An Address by Thomas Piketty The Stanley Hoffmann Annual Lecture on France and the World - A CES 50th Anniversary Event — Capital and Ideology: An Address by Thomas Piketty
March 6, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thomas Piketty – Professor, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics.
  • Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director, Harvard University
  • Opening Remarks by Louise Richardson – Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford & CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Resident Faculty, 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 and 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; CES Director, Harvard University
Reinventing Athens – A Conversation with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — Reinventing Athens – A Conversation with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis
February 4, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
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; CES Senior Fellow, Harvard University
  • Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; CES Director, Harvard University
Troubling Times for Gender Equality Politics: German and European Experiences Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion – A CES 50th Anniversary Event — Troubling Times for Gender Equality Politics: German and European Experiences
October 11, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Caitlyn Collins – Assistant Professor of Sociology and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies​, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Angelika von Wahl – Chair, International Affairs Program, and Associate Professor, Lafayette University
  • Mary C. Brinton – Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Kathrin Zippel – Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Louise Davidson-Schmich – Professor of Political Science, University of Miami
  • Myra Marx Ferree – Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology (Emerita), University of Wisconsin-Madison; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Sarah Wiliarty – Associate Professor of Government, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and German Studies, and Tutor, College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University
  • Laura Levine Frader – Professor of History, Northeastern University; CES Local Affiliate 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, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, 1977-1978 Seminar Co-chair, & Visiting Scholar 1985, CES, Harvard University
The Great Re-Concentration: The Political Economy of American Asset Manager Capitalism Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — The Great Re-Concentration: The Political Economy of American Asset Manager Capitalism
October 4, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies & Princeton University Institute for Advanced Study
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Justification and Alienation: Kant, Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory CES 50th Anniversary Series — Justification and Alienation: Kant, Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory
September 27, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Rainer Forst – Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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
  • 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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