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Bridging Divides: Migration and Belonging - A View from the Arts and Social Sciences CES Special Event — Bridging Divides: Migration and Belonging - A View from the Arts and Social Sciences
October 16, 2019
4:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Makeda Best – Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums
  • Jonathan Laurence – Professor of Political Science, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Friederike Römer – Postdoctoral Researcher, CRC Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Bremen; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Mary Schneider Enriquez – Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums
Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart CES Special Events — Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart
April 11, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Andreas Wimmer – Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy, Columbia University
  • Chair ​Briitta van Staalduinen – Graduate Student Affiliate & Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Seminar Co-Chair, CES; Ph.D. Student in Government, Harvard University and Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki – Graduate Student Affiliate, CES; Ph.D. Student in Government, Harvard University
The Dream of a United Europe: From the Marshall Plan to Brexit CES Special Event & Art Exhibit Opening — The Dream of a United Europe: From the Marshall Plan to Brexit
April 4, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • 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
  • Mary Elise Sarotte – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); CES Associate, Harvard University
  • Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Acting Director (Spring 2019), CES, Harvard University
 25 Years of Studying the Far Right: Reflections on the Fourth Wave CES Special Event — 25 Years of Studying the Far Right: Reflections on the Fourth Wave
November 9, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Cas Mudde – Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor, University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs
The Struggle Continues: The Politics of Protest Since 1968 CES Special Event & Art Exhibit Opening — The Struggle Continues: The Politics of Protest Since 1968
March 7, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Marshall Ganz – Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Lilian Mathieu – Senior Researcher (Sociology), National Center for Scientific Research, France; Member, Centre Max Weber, École normale supérieure de Lyon
  • Srdja Popovic – Co-founder and Chairman, Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies
  • Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
CES Open House CES Open House
September 6, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
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 – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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 – Associate Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies; Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University; senior Carnegie Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Mary Elise Sarotte – Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); CES Associate, 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 – Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government, Harvard University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • José María Beneyto – Professor of International Public Law and International Relations and Director, Institute for European Studies
  • 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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Prime Minister of Italy H.E. Matteo Renzi Keynote Address — 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; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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
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; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, 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? 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; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • 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; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
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
  • Carina Schmitt – Visiting Scholar 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Marc Redlich – Director, Boston Warburg Chapter, American Council on Germany
Political Elites and Public Opinion about European Integration Political Elites and Public Opinion about European Integration
April 29, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Konstantin Vössing – Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Politics in the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Marc Redlich – Director, Boston Warburg Chapter, American Council on Germany
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; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, 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
  • Jason Beckfield – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, 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; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, 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, CES, Harvard University; Founding Director, CES, Harvard University; Senior Fellow & Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
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 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 – Joseph Straus Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Co-Director, , Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University School of Law; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University
"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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