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Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy Book Launch & Discussion — Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
April 17, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Amel Ahmed – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • David Art – Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Tarek Masoud – Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Yascha Mounk – Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair 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
Catalonia, Today and Tomorrow CES Special Event — Catalonia, Today and Tomorrow
March 27, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Carles Puigdemont – President of the Government of Catalonia
  • Stephen Ansolabehere – Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • 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
  • Bonnie N. Field – Professor & Chair of Global Studies, Bentley University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
Session 4: Inclusionary Policies in Developing Countries Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 4: Inclusionary Policies in Developing Countries
November 18, 2016
9:00am - 10:30am
  • Lázaro I. Rodríguez – United Nations Consultant; Transformatorio Cultural para el Desarrollo
  • Ajantha Subramanian – Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
  • Babatunde Omilola – Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Program, New York
  • Alberto D. Cimadamore – Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen and International Social Science Council
  • Chair Brian Palmer-Rubin – Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Why Turkey Matters for Europe: Dinner Discussion with Sir Peter Westmacott Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey — Why Turkey Matters for Europe: Dinner Discussion with Sir Peter Westmacott
April 20, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Sir Peter Westmacott – Former British Ambassador to Turkey (2002-2006); Former British Ambassador to France (2007-2012); Former British Ambassador to the United States (2012-2016); Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Welcome Remarks by Hüsnü M. Özyeğin – Founder and Chairman, Fiba Holding; Chairman, Özyeğin University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
Challenges in North Africa after the Arab Spring: Visions from a Transatlantic Perspective
April 15, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bernardino León – General Director, Emirates Diplomatic Academy; Former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya; Former European Union Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean
  • Chair Alan D. Solomont – Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; Former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra
The Emerging European Disunion CES Director's Seminar — The Emerging European Disunion
April 11, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jacques Rupnik – Senior Research Fellow, Sciences-Po
  • Loukas Tsoukalis – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ed Balls – UK Shadow Chancellor (2011-2015); Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
Prime Minister of Italy H.E. Matteo Renzi A Keynote Address by — Prime Minister of Italy H.E. Matteo Renzi
March 31, 2016
11:15am - 12:30pm
  • Matteo Renzi – Prime Minister of Italy
  • 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
Movie Screening — On the Bride's Side
March 22, 2016
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Holocaust as History and Warning The August Zaleski Memorial Lecture in Modern Polish History — The Holocaust as History and Warning
March 9, 2016
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Alison Frank Johnson – Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, New Directions in European History Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Terry Martin – Faculty Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies, Harvard University
  • Timothy Snyder – Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University
  • Roman Szporluk – Professor of Ukrainian History Emeritus, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
The Holocaust in Poland: Controversies and Explanations The Annual Zaleski Lecture in Modern Polish History — The Holocaust in Poland: Controversies and Explanations
March 8, 2016
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Timothy Snyder – Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
Is Europe Running out of Time? Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis Is Europe Running out of Time? Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis
March 3, 2016
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Tom Feeley – Policy Advisor, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE Group), European Parliament; Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; ALDE Short-Term Fellow (Spring 2016), CES, Harvard University
  • Itziar Muñoa – Policy Adviser, Euromed, Mashreq and Arab Peninsula delegations, EuroLat and Latin American delegations, Networking Unit, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE Group), European Parliament; Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Human Rights; ALDE Short-Term Fellow (Spring 2016), CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Saime Ozcurumez – Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Why Brexit Would be Worse for Those Left Behind Why Brexit Would be Worse for Those Left Behind
February 19, 2016
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis – Director, Center for International Studies, University of Oxford; Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
European Parliament Perspectives on the Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership European Parliament Perspectives on the Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership
February 9, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Jeppe Kofod – Member, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament; Vice-Chair, Delegation for Relations with the United States
  • Marietje Schaake – Member, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; Vice-Chair, Delegation for Relations with the United States
  • David McAllister – Member, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament; Chair, Delegation for Relations with the United States
  • 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
A Tribute to Stanley Hoffmann A Tribute to Stanley Hoffmann
December 3, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Europe Beyond the Financial Crisis Europe Beyond the Financial Crisis
November 16, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero – Prime Minister of Spain, (2004-2011)
  • 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
CES Open House
September 10, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm
A Conversation with European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis Moving Towards Economic Recovery in the EU — A Conversation with European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
April 20, 2015
11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Valdis Dombrovskis – Vice President-elect, European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue; Former Prime Minister, Latvia (2009-2014)
  • Chair Christian Ketels – Principal Associate, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany - Where Does It Stand in the Multi-layered Jurisdictional System in Europe?
April 14, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Doris König – Justice of the Second Senate, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
  • Chair Mark Tushnet – William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
DENIED: The Closed Doors of Roma Exclusion in Europe DENIED: The Closed Doors of Roma Exclusion in Europe
April 8, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Damian Draghici – Member of the European Parliament
  • Margareta Matache – Instructor, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Chair Jacqueline Bhabha – Director of Research & Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center of for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Why Do Capitalist Societies Have a Problem with Financial Profits?
March 23, 2015
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Selling-Off the Family Silver? The Privatization of Public Utilities in Europe Selling-Off the Family Silver? The Privatization of Public Utilities in Europe
May 1, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Political Elites and Public Opinion about European Integration Political Elites and Public Opinion about European Integration
April 29, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Postponed to Feb. 6th due to expected snow:  "Europe 2014: Wasted Crisis or Tipping Point? The view from the European Ombudsman" Postponed to Feb. 6th due to expected snow: "Europe 2014: Wasted Crisis or Tipping Point? The view from the European Ombudsman"
February 5, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Emily O'Reilly – European Ombudsman, European Union
  • Chair 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
Director's Seminar: "Trouble in the Eurozone: Views on the Once and Future Crisis" Director's Seminar: "Trouble in the Eurozone: Views on the Once and Future Crisis"
November 29, 2012
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Michael D Kennedy – Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Brown University
  • Robert Fishman – Professor of Sociology, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies and Professor of Public Policy, Brown University; Senior Visiting Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion & Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • Jason Beckfield – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
Annual August Zaleski Memorial Lecture: "Poland in Modern Ukrainian History: 1795-1991" Annual August Zaleski Memorial Lecture: "Poland in Modern Ukrainian History: 1795-1991"
October 25, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Roman Szporluk – Professor of Ukrainian History Emeritus, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Director's Seminar: "Trouble in the Eurozone: Views on the Once and Future Crisis" Director's Seminar: "Trouble in the Eurozone: Views on the Once and Future Crisis"
October 18, 2012
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
  • 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
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Andrew Moravcsik – Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Jacques Rupnik – Senior Research Fellow, Sciences-Po
How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and coined the word)
October 16, 2012
5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Emilio Gentile – Professor of History, University of Rome - La Sapienza
Global Trade Policy and the Rush to Bilateralism
October 11, 2012
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Peter Sutherland – former Attorney General, Ireland; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; former Director General, WTO; former EU Commissioner, London School of Economics; Chairman
Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World
April 3, 2012
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Philippe van Parijs – Fellow, Nuffield College; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford; Professor and Hoover Chair in Economic Social Ethics, University of Louvain (UCL)
Germany and the Euro Crisis Germany and the Euro Crisis
December 5, 2011
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Guido Goldman – Director, Program for the Study of Germany and Europe, Program for the Study of Germany & Europe, CES; Founding Director, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Karl Kaiser – Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
The New French University: An Opportunity for Cooperation with American Academics? The New French University: An Opportunity for Cooperation with American Academics?
April 11, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Transatlantic Relations after Twenty Years of German Unification: A Widening Atlantic? Market Gap - War Gap - God Gap
November 10, 2010
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Detlef Junker – Professor of History, Heidelberg University; Director, Heidelberg Center of American Studies - HCA
The EU Facing Global Challenges
September 27, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Catherine Ashton – High Representative, Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union
Gaming the World: How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
September 24, 2010
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Andrei S. Markovits – Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michi
A Panel on: "Muslims in America: Political and Religious Participation" A Panel on: "Muslims in America: Political and Religious Participation"
February 2, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Katherine Ewing – Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University
  • Jen’nan Read – Associate Professor, Sociology and Global Health, Duke University
  • Andrew Shryock – Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer Hochschild – Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Is Europe a Failed Democracy? Will the Lisbon Treaty Make a Difference? And if not, what will? Is Europe a Failed Democracy? Will the Lisbon Treaty Make a Difference? And if not, what will?
November 24, 2009
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Jonathan Faull – Director General for Justice, Freedom, and Security, European Commission
  • Jean-Claude Piris – Director General of the Legal Service, Council of the European Union
  • Joseph H.H. Weiler – President, European University Institute (EUI); Senior Fellow, CES
"Western Impact and Turkey" Seminar 4: The Second Wave of Modernization (EU Reform Packages 2001-2004)
October 29, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Baskin Oran – Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University
European Integration: A Project of Values and Not Just Pragmatism
October 28, 2009
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Peter Sutherland – former Attorney General, Ireland; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; former Director General, WTO; former EU Commissioner, London School of Economics; Chairman
The Well-Being of Single Mothers in Japan: Do Living Arrangements Matter?
October 27, 2009
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • James M. Raymo – Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Transatlantic Perspectives of Climate Governance
October 19, 2009
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Claus Leggewie – Director, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI); Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the German Federal Government on Global Environmental Changes (WBGU
  • Robert Stavins – Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School
Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives
October 13, 2009
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Peter J. Katzenstein – Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies and Stephen Weiss Presidential Teaching F, Cornell University; President, American Political Science Association (2008-09)
After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research
October 9, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • James Mahoney – Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Northwestern University
Max Weber and World War I: Politics and Social Sciences
October 7, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Prospects for Japan's Revival: DPJ, Economic Policy, and Company Innovation
October 6, 2009
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Richard Katz – Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist
  • Andrei Hagiu – Assistant Professor of Business Administration (Strategy Group), Harvard Business School
Europe in the World
September 17, 2009
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Javier Solana – EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy
Luncheon talk with Nicolas Véron: "Europe and the Financial Crisis"
May 7, 2009
12:15pm - 2:00pm
The Military Role of the European Union Today
April 20, 2009
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • David Leakey – Director of the Military Staff of the European Union
Simone de Beauvoir: A Centennial Symposium
February 20, 2009
3:00pm - 7:00pm
The Evolution of the Secular State in Spain: Recent History and Current Issues
February 2, 2009
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Javier Martinez-Torron – Professor of Law, Complutense University (Madrid)
Transatlantic Relations after the US Presidential Elections: A British Perspective
December 2, 2008
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • William Wallace – Baron Wallace of Saltaire
Demography and the Crisis of the Welfare State
October 14, 2008
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Katerina Linos – Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
  • Liv Coleman – Advanced Research Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University;
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