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EU Law and Government Study Group


This Study Group focuses on the legal dimension of the study of European integration. Serving as a bridge between HLS and CES, it brings legal expertise to the Center to address the EU’s novel architecture and sui generis institutional dynamics. Our aim is to produce synergies with other areas of study such as economics, political science or history.

For more information about this Study Group, please also visit: EU Law and Government (RCC)

See also: Real Colegio Complutense
Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Union Law and Government


Study Group Events Calendar

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off? Turkey-EU Relations in Turbulent Times Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off? Turkey-EU Relations in Turbulent Times
April 5, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Dimitar Bechev – Research Fellow, The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Chair Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit Contemporary Europe Study Group — Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit
April 1, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis – Director, Center for International Studies, University of Oxford
  • Chair Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
Eurozone Reform, a Spanish Perspective Southern Europe in the EU Study Group — Eurozone Reform, a Spanish Perspective
September 20, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Paz Guzmán Caso de los Cobos – Economic Advisor, Representation of the European Commission in Spain
  • Miguel Otero Iglesias – Senior Analyst, International Political Economy (IPE) at Elcano Royal Institute in Spain; Professor, IE School of International Relations
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost and Professor of Government, Suffolk University; CES Study Group Co-Chair and Local Affiliate
Who is to Blame? Reflections on Eurozone Decision-Making Processes and Governance During the Economic Crisis EU Law and Government Study Group — Who is to Blame? Reflections on Eurozone Decision-Making Processes and Governance During the Economic Crisis
April 28, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Pol Antras – Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, 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
European Competition Policy in a Globalized World Google vs. the EU Commission: — European Competition Policy in a Globalized World
April 5, 2016
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
Monetary and Financial Stability in Europe: A Legal and Institutional Perspective
March 25, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Ralf Tutsch – Principal Legal Counsel, European Central Bank
  • Barend Jansen – Assistant General Counsel, Head of Financial and Fiscal Unit, Legal Department, International Monetary Fund
The Challenges for EU Enlargement Turkey and the Western Balkans: — The Challenges for EU Enlargement
February 3, 2016
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Meltem Müftüler-Baç – Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair, Sabanci University
  • Chair Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Tolga Bölükbaşı – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Bilkent University, Turkey; Fulbright Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar (2015-16), CES
Italy During and After the 2008-9 Crisis. Is it Over? And What are its  Country Specific and Euro-area Causes and Impact Italy During and After the 2008-9 Crisis. Is it Over? And What are its Country Specific and Euro-area Causes and Impact
May 4, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Carlo Cottarelli – Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (2008-2013)
  • Commentary by Alberto Alesina – Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
The EU Competition Policy and the European Single Market: A Review 50 Years After The EU Competition Policy and the European Single Market: A Review 50 Years After
April 29, 2015
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Luis M. Viceira – George E. Bates Professor, Harvard Business School; Past Director, European Finance Association
  • Joaquín Almunia – Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
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 2014-2015, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Mark Tushnet – William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
European Monetary Union Governance and the European Crisis European Monetary Union Governance and the European Crisis
April 9, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Sir Paul Tucker – Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Joaquín Almunia – Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission (2010-2014); Short-Term Fellow, CES, Harvard University
State Aid Control in the European Union: A Tool for Reducing States’ Deficits?
February 25, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Margarida Afonso – Member of the Legal Service, European Commission; Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Lawyers for Power or Powerful Lawyers?: The Role and Functioning of the European Commission’s Legal Service Today
November 17, 2014
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Margarida Afonso – Member of the Legal Service, European Commission; Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Educational Policies and Government in the EU: What can we learn from the US Approach?
October 27, 2014
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Paul Reville – Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Rocío Albert – Director General of Universities, Madrid State Government
  • José Antonio Marco – Director, Nace International School Group
The Decline of the Left in Europe The Decline of the Left in Europe
October 17, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Future of the European Union: New Institutions with Old Politics? The Future of the European Union: New Institutions with Old Politics?
October 14, 2014
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Josep Borrell Fontelles – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice President, European Commission
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