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Europe in the World Seminar


This seminar provides a forum for discussion on European contemporary affairs in the context of global developments, while bringing new perspectives to debates regarding Europe’s foreign relations and its relationship with the US. By focusing on Europe and the world, the seminar seeks to provide a broader global perspective to the study of Europe.

Challenges and Opportunities for the Biden Administration in Southeastern Europe Europe in the World Seminar — Challenges and Opportunities for the Biden Administration in Southeastern Europe
May 13, 2021
12:00pm - 1:15pm
  • Thomas Countryman – Chair, Arms Control Association; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (2011-2012); Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation (2011-2017)
  • Valerie Hopkins – South-East Europe Correspondent, The Financial Times
  • Ivan Vejvoda – Permanent Fellow and Head of Europe's Futures Program, Institute for Human Sciences
  • Chair Othon Anastasakis – Director, South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, St Anthony's College, University of Oxford and Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
The European Union's Relations with China and Turkey Europe in the World Seminar — The European Union's Relations with China and Turkey
April 21, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Lisel Hintz – Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • John Seaman – Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Global Europe: What Does That Mean? Europe in the World Seminar — Global Europe: What Does That Mean?
April 12, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Melani Cammett – Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Domingos Fezas Vital – Ambassador of Portugal to the United States
  • Stavros Lambrinidis – Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, International Affairs, and Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University
  • Opening Remarks by Elaine Papoulias – Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
POSTPONED - The Place of the European Union in the World - An Address by Josep Borrell Fontelles Europe in the World Seminar & European Legal Order Seminar — POSTPONED - The Place of the European Union in the World - An Address by Josep Borrell Fontelles
March 10, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
  • Josep Borrell Fontelles – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice President, European Commission
  • Welcome Remarks by Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election Europe in the World Seminar — Europe and Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election
November 17, 2020
12:15pm - 1:15pm
  • William Drozdiak – Author, The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive France and Save the World
  • Leslie Vinjamuri – Director, US and the Americas Program, Chatham House
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia Europe in the World Seminar & Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies — China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia
October 28, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
  • Daniel S. Markey – Senior Research Professor in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Andrew Small – Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • Chair Nargis Kassenova – Senior Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
How the European Union Rules the World Europe in the World Seminar — How the European Union Rules the World
October 20, 2020
12:15pm - 1:15pm
  • Anu Bradford – Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Transatlantic Transfers of Political and Administrative Ideas in the 20th Century Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History & Europe in the World Seminar — CANCELLED - Transatlantic Transfers of Political and Administrative Ideas in the 20th Century
April 14, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sławomir Łukasiewicz – University Professor of Political Science, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Céline Mavrot – Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Leader, University of Bern
  • Fritz Sager – Full Professor, University of Bern; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Taru Haapala – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Autonomous University of Madrid; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Democratic Decay in Europe Today? Europe in the World Seminar — CANCELLED - Democratic Decay in Europe Today?
April 7, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Sheri Berman – Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Political Science & Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Clark University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
CANCELLED: The European Green Deal: Priorities, Cooperation and Challenges European Legal Order Seminar — CANCELLED: The European Green Deal: Priorities, Cooperation and Challenges
March 9, 2020
9:15am - 10:30am
  • Joe Aldy – Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo – Director General for the Environment, European Commission
  • Daniel Schrag – Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Co-Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University
  • Chair José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Director General, UPF-Barcelona School of Management; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
China, Russia, and Europe’s Authoritarian Challenge Europe in the World Seminar — China, Russia, and Europe’s Authoritarian Challenge
February 25, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Jessica Brandt – Head of Policy and Research, Alliance for Securing Democracy; Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Torrey Taussig – Research Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, Local Affiliate and Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University
Europe and Latin America: Challenges to a Strategic Partnership? Europe in the World Seminar — Europe and Latin America: Challenges to a Strategic Partnership?
January 31, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Javier Corrales – Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor and Chair of Political Science, Amherst College
  • Roberto Dominguez – Professor of International Relations, Suffolk University
  • Domingos Fezas Vital – Ambassador of Portugal to the United States
  • Chair Sebastián Royo – Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, Local Affiliate and Seminar Co-chair, CES, Harvard University
Europe’s Strategic Role in Tackling Today’s Global Challenges Europe in the World Seminar — Europe’s Strategic Role in Tackling Today’s Global Challenges
September 27, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Christos Stylianides – Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, European Commission
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, & CES Director, Harvard University
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