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European Politics Seminar


The European Politics Seminar focuses on democracy's challenges and reconfigurations. It examines right-wing or “illiberal” threats to democracy across Europe and addresses how the political landscape is being reshaped. Questions to be answered in upcoming events include: What are the successes and failures of democratic solutions? Are established parties no longer capable of commanding support? Will protest movements, such as the gilets jaunes, lead to a new political formation? How is the resurgence of Anti-Semitism across Europe to be understood? What is the future of the Left in countries such as Italy and Greece? How can the European Union survive as the bastion of democracy and cooperation? What will be the consequences of Britain’s attempt to leave the EU?

Note: This seminar was formerly known as the Contemporary Europe Study Group. For details and past events see here.

Seminar Events Calendar

Legalizing Abortion - Lessons from Ireland European Politics Seminar — Legalizing Abortion - Lessons from Ireland
October 28, 2022
10:00am - 11:15am
  • Joe McHugh – Chair, the Committee on European Union Affairs; Teachta Dála, Member of Parliament, Republic of Ireland; Former Chief Whip (2017-2018) and Minister for Education and Skills, Republic of Ireland
  • Chair Ofrit Liviatan – Lecturer on Law and Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University
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