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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

Privacy and Data Protection: The U.S. Laissez-Faire Approach vs. the European GDPR Standard EU Law and Government Study Group — Privacy and Data Protection: The U.S. Laissez-Faire Approach vs. the European GDPR Standard
November 27, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Moritz Hennemann – Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School; Faculty Fellow, Institute of Media and Information Law, University of Freiburg
  • Jasmine McNealy – Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, University of Florida
  • Rodrigo Cetina Presuel – Visiting Researcher, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government and Director, RCC, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government Study Group and Southern Europe in the EU Study Group, CES, Harvard University
New Power and the Emergent Populism in Europe, the United States and Beyond EU Law and Government Study Group — New Power and the Emergent Populism in Europe, the United States and Beyond
November 14, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Henry Timms – Hauser Visiting Leader, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; President and CEO, 92nd Street Y
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government & Director, RCC, Harvard University; CES Study Group Chair and Local Affiliate, Harvard University
The EU-U.S. Battle for Global Markets: Reflections on Trump’s Taxation and Commercial Strategy EU Law and Government Study Group — The EU-U.S. Battle for Global Markets: Reflections on Trump’s Taxation and Commercial Strategy
October 23, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Paolo Arginelli – IPBS MIM Master, Fculty, Catholic University, Italy
  • Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman; Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law, IBFD; WU Vienna
  • Yariv Brauner – Professor, Alumni Research Scholar, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
  • Ana Paula Dourado – Professor of Tax Law and European Tax Law, School of Law, University of Lisbon
  • Stephen Shay – Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Are the Promises of the Paris Climate Agreement Perishing? A Spotlight on the EU, US and China EU Law and Government Study Group  — Are the Promises of the Paris Climate Agreement Perishing? A Spotlight on the EU, US and China
October 10, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Jos Delbeke – European Political Strategy Centre Senior Adviser for Relations with the European University Institute, European Commission; Former Director General for Climate Action, European Commission (2010 - 2018)
  • Jørgen Wettestad – Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Research Professor, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Elin Lerum Boasson – Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo; Senior Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research
  • Joe Aldy – Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, RCC, Harvard University & CES Local Affiliate, 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
Brexit: Mind the Gap between Market Integration and Trade Liberalization EU Law and Government Study Group — Brexit: Mind the Gap between Market Integration and Trade Liberalization
September 19, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Piet Eeckhout – Professor of EU Law, University College London
  • Chair Serenella Sferza – Co-Director, MIT-Italy Program, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI); Local Affiliate, CES; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University
How Can Europe and Social Democracy Overcome their Crises Together? European Union Law and Government — How Can Europe and Social Democracy Overcome their Crises Together?
April 24, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014); Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor for the Study of EU Law and Government and CES Local Affiliate and Study Group Co-Chair, Harvard University
Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary on the Court of Justice of the European Union Decision The European Union Study Group — Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary on the Court of Justice of the European Union Decision
April 23, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Ioanna Tourkochoriti – Lecturer Above the Bar, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ivana Isailovic – Emile Noel Fellow 2016-17, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University; CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense; CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Is it Still not Politics, Stupid? The Eurozone’s Balancing Act Between Cyclical Growth and Structural Reforms European Economic Policy Forum — Is it Still not Politics, Stupid? The Eurozone’s Balancing Act Between Cyclical Growth and Structural Reforms
March 1, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Carsten Brzeski – Chief Economist, Germany and Austria, ING
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
The Deepening of the EMU and its Impact on Varieties of Capitalism in Europe European Economic Policy Forum — The Deepening of the EMU and its Impact on Varieties of Capitalism in Europe
February 14, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Moreno Bertoldi – Minister Counselor, Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Peter A. Hall – Professor of Government and CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Data Protection from a Transatlantic Perspective: How Private Are EU Citizens' Data? EU Law and Government Study Group — Data Protection from a Transatlantic Perspective: How Private Are EU Citizens' Data?
February 6, 2018
4:15pm - 5:45pm
The Decline of International and European Rule of Law? EU Law and Government Study Group  — The Decline of International and European Rule of Law?
October 30, 2017
4:15pm - 5:30pm
  • Georg Nolte – Chairman UN's International Law Commission
The Future of Work and Welfare – A German Perspective JFK Memorial Policy Fellowship & EU Law and Government — The Future of Work and Welfare – A German Perspective
October 25, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Max Neufeind – German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs; JFK Memorial Policy Fellow
  • Respondent Christian Lyhne Ibsen – University of Mannheim; CES Visiting Scholar
  • Moderated by Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES
EU and US Strategies for Competitive Tax Policies EU Law and Government Study Group — EU and US Strategies for Competitive Tax Policies
October 18, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Hunger Games: Winners and Losers in the Coordination and Implementation of Eurozone Austerity Policies EU Law and Government Study Group — The Hunger Games: Winners and Losers in the Coordination and Implementation of Eurozone Austerity Policies
October 12, 2017
4:15pm - 5:30pm
  • Sabrina Ragone – Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University
Revisiting Democratic Principles in Highly Interconnected Settings: The EU Case A Center Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe and EU Law and Government — Revisiting Democratic Principles in Highly Interconnected Settings: The EU Case
May 3, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Simona Piattoni – Professor of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Agder
  • Chair Serenella Sferza – Co-Director, MIT-Italy Program, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI); Local Affiliate, CES; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University
Between the State and the Market: Power and Accountability in European Economic Governance A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives From Southern Europe and EU Law and Governments Study Group — Between the State and the Market: Power and Accountability in European Economic Governance
May 2, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Cornel Ban – Assistant Professor of International Relations; Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University
  • Benjamin Braun – Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, CES, Harvard University
  • Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm – Research & Advocacy Coordinator, Eurozone Economic Governance; Transparency International EU
  • Athanasios Orphanides – Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Chair Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 2: Perspectives from Scholars
April 11, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Translator; Local Affiliate & Study Group Chair, CES, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Residents Faculty, Harvard University
  • Félix Krawatzek – British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University
  • Antonio Costa Pinto – Visiting Professor, New York University; Research Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon
  • Gianni Riotta – Journalist & Pirelli Visiting Professor in Italian Studies, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Acting Provost, Suffolk University; Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders Future of the Left Symposium - Is There a Future for the Left in Europe?
Symposium — Future of the Left Symposium - Panel 1: Perspectives from Political Leaders
April 11, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Joaquín Almunia – Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)
  • Georgios Kaminis – Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)
  • Sławomir Sierakowski – Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw
  • Chair Vincent Pons – Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe: Decision Time for Leaders European Union Law and Government Study Group — The European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe: Decision Time for Leaders
April 6, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The EU's Role in Protecting Human Rights in the World Today European Union Law and Government Study Group — The EU's Role in Protecting Human Rights in the World Today
April 4, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Jeff Kenner – Professor of European Law, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham UK
  • Joana Abrisketa – Professor of International Law and European Union Law, University of Deusto
  • Jeremy Gunn – Professor of Law and Political Science, Université Internationale de Rabat
  • Jakub Jaraczewski – Senior Researcher in Constitutional Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Harvard University
Strengthening Modern Democracies Through International Electoral Observation Missions in Europe and the US European Union Law and Government Study Group — Strengthening Modern Democracies Through International Electoral Observation Missions in Europe and the US
March 30, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Radivoje Grujić – Election Adviser, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  • José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University
  • Victòria Alsina Burgués – Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Chair David Kennedy – Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University
Alternative Dispute Resolutions from a Transatlantic Perspective EU Law and Government Study Group — Alternative Dispute Resolutions from a Transatlantic Perspective
November 17, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Henri Piffaut – Senior Advisor with the Directorate General for Competition, The European Commission; Civil Servant, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Francisco Málaga – Partner, Linklaters S.L.P.
  • Javier Íscar de Hoyos – Secretary General, European Arbitration Association
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University
The EU and the US before the New Global Challenges: Trade and International Taxation from a Transatlantic Perspective EU Law and Government Study Group — The EU and the US before the New Global Challenges: Trade and International Taxation from a Transatlantic Perspective
October 21, 2016
11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Stephen Shay – Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman IBFD; Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law, WU Vienna
  • Joao Nogueira – Adjunct Academic Chairman, IBFD
  • Reuven Aviyonah – Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, Michigan Law School
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University
"Brexit Means Brexit": But What Does Brexit Mean for the UK and the EU? EU Law and Government Study Group — "Brexit Means Brexit": But What Does Brexit Mean for the UK and the EU?
September 20, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jeff Kenner – Professor of European Law, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham UK
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, EU Law and Government, CES, Harvard University
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 – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); 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 – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); 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, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Election Monitor Series, CES, 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 – CES Speaker
  • 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 – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); 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, 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; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013)
  • Joaquín Almunia – Visiting Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Secretary General, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (1997-2000); 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
October 17, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Josep Borrell – Former President, European Parliament; Jean Monnet Professor, Complutense University
  • Alexander H. Gourevitch – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University
The Future of the European Union: New Institutions with Old Politics?
October 14, 2014
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Josep Borrell – Former President, European Parliament; Jean Monnet Professor, Complutense University
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