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Event Series

European Legal Order Seminar*


*Please note: This seminar will not be hosting events during the 2021-2022 academic year.

This seminar is focused on the legal and institutional dimensions of the European Union (EU), taking into account its internal dynamics, the relations among EU member states, and the interaction with the most relevant third countries and with international organizations. The seminar aims to bring legal and governmental expertise to the study of EU competences and policies with a particular interest in understanding how poor governmental structure or lack of EU legal competence affects policies and the daily lives of citizens.

Note: This seminar was formerly known as the EU Law and Government Study Group. For details and past events see here.

Seminar Events Calendar

The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict European Legal Order Seminar — The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict
April 26, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Dilek Kurban – Fellow and Lecturer, Hertie School of Governance
  • Chair Kristin Fabbe – Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Local Affiliate, CES, 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
A Conversation with European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira European Legal Order Seminar — A Conversation with European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
February 9, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
  • Elisa Ferreira – European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
  • 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
 CANCELLED - 50 Years of European Union Law, Democracy, and Fundamental Rights European Legal Order Seminar - CES 50th Anniversary Series — CANCELLED - 50 Years of European Union Law, Democracy, and Fundamental Rights
March 30, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Kim Lane Scheppele – Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School & The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
  • Jan Wouters – Professor of International Law and International Organizations; Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU and Global Governance; Founding Director of The Institute for International Law & The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven
  • Rui Tavares – Visiting Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Member of European Parliament (2009-2014)
  • 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
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
Is EU Law Still a Pillar of the European Union? From the Costa v ENEL Case to Brexit European Legal Order Seminar  — Is EU Law Still a Pillar of the European Union? From the Costa v ENEL Case to Brexit
November 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
  • Amedeo Arena – Associate Professor of European Union Law, University of Naples, Federico II
  • Álvaro Renedo Zalba – Rafael del Pino-Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School
  • 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
Unveiling the Unknown Consequences of Brexit: Tax Treaties, State Aid and More European Legal Order Seminar — Unveiling the Unknown Consequences of Brexit: Tax Treaties, State Aid and More
September 30, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Kathleen Saunders Gregor – Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • João Nogueira – Deputy Academic Chairman, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)
  • Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)
  • Stephen Shay – Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School
  • 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
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