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French Politics Culture and Society Study Group


Antonin Baudry presents his novel "Weapons of Mass Diplomacy" and the film The French Minister based on it
April 29, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Antonin Baudry – Cultural Counselor for France, United States
Citizens of a Fictional Nation: Ottoman-born Jews in France during the First World War
April 9, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Sarah Abrevaya Stein – Professor, Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Colonial Violence in the French Revolution
April 4, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jeremy Popkin – T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Professor of History, University of Kentucky
On the Origins of Bubble Economics: The Company of the Indies and Eighteenth-Century France
March 11, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Malick Ghachem – Associate Professor of History, History Department, MIT
Into Accounts: Enlightenment Commerce Revisited Into Accounts: Enlightenment Commerce Revisited
February 7, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Writing the History of the Underworld in France and Beyond
November 22, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Dominique Kalifa – Centre d'Histoire du XIXe siècle, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne:
Navigating Islamic Law and French Imperialism: Jews in the Moroccan Legal System, 1830-1956 Navigating Islamic Law and French Imperialism: Jews in the Moroccan Legal System, 1830-1956
November 12, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Jessica Marglin – Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Respondent Jocelyne Cesari – Professor of Religion and Politics , University of Birmingham; Director of Research , Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham; Senior Fellow , Berkley Center, Georgetown University; Visiting Professor of Religion and Politics, Harvard Divinity School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Distrustful, Miserable and Fearful: Meet the French
November 4, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Éloi Laurent – Visiting Scholar, CES
Archives, Families, and Judaism from the Perspective of a French Historian
October 18, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Ivan Jablonka – Associate Professor in Contemporary History, Université du Maine, Le Mans
New Challenges for Europe - An Economic And Political Outlook of its Future CES Director's Seminar — New Challenges for Europe - An Economic And Political Outlook of its Future
October 10, 2013
9:15am - 10:45am
  • Pierre Moscovici – European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
From Historiography to TV, the Representation of Resistance and Jewish Resistance in Contemporary France
April 25, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Renee Poznanski – Professor of Holocaust Studies, Department of Politics & Government, Ben Gurion University, Israel; Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
The Impossible Dictator: Robespierre and the Problem of Charismatic Authority
April 3, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • David Bell – History Department, Princeton University
The Ordinary and the Exception. An Ethnography of Urban Policing in France
March 13, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Didier Fassin – James D. Wolfensohn Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
The Last Catastrophe. On the Writing of Contemporary History
December 7, 2012
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Henry Rousso – French Historian, Author
EVENT CANCELLED - The Foreign Policy of François Hollande
November 9, 2012
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Zaki Laïdi – Founder, Telos thinktank; Professor, Sciences-Po
Discrimination, Identities, and Racial Boundaries in France
October 22, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
French Philosemitism From the Revolution to the Present
September 10, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Maurice Samuels – Professor of French, Department of French, Yale University
Memory and the Second World War in France
April 2, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
French Presidential Election Panel
March 20, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
France in the World: Contemporary Foreign Policy Challenges
March 8, 2012
5:15pm - 7:00pm
From Left to Right: The Uses of Anti-Americanism on the Streets of Interwar Paris
February 15, 2012
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Brooke Blower – Assistant Professor of History, Boston University
Prophets or Mavericks? Tax Resisters, Social Protest, and Political Failure in France and the United States, 1940s-1970s
November 16, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Romain Huret – Historian of the Contemporary United States, University of Lyon II; Associate Professor, Institut universitaire de France; Junior Member
Inequality and Capitalism in the Long Run
November 3, 2011
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thomas Piketty – Professor of Economics, EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics
The Separation of Church and State: A New Transatlantic Perspective
October 12, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Three Waves of Political Messianism: From Colonialism to Communism to Humanitarianism
October 3, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Tzvetan Todorov – Directeur de recherche honoraire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
Democracy Embattled in the Age of Expertise: The Long French Reconstruction, 1944-1962 Democracy Embattled in the Age of Expertise: The Long French Reconstruction, 1944-1962
April 28, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Herrick Chapman – Associate Professor of History, Institute of French Studies, New York University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
France’s New Deal
April 14, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Philip Nord – Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Princeton University
Irène Némirovsky and the 'Jewish Question' in Interwar France Irène Némirovsky and the 'Jewish Question' in Interwar France
April 6, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Susan Rubin Suleiman – C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France, Harvard University; Research Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
The Good Buyer: Gender, Citizenship, and Consumption in the Making of Postwar France The Good Buyer: Gender, Citizenship, and Consumption in the Making of Postwar France
March 10, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Rebecca Woods – PhD Student in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society (HASTS), MIT; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES
The French Hygiene Offensive of the 1950s: A Critical Moment in the History of Manners
February 17, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Steven Zdatny – Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Vermont
The Contemporary Political Situation in Three European Countries The Contemporary Political Situation in Three European Countries
November 4, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Laura Levine Frader – Professor of History, Northeastern University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • James Cronin – Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy
  • Charles Maier – Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty , CES, Harvard University; Director (1994-2001), CES, Harvard University
Symposium on the Work of Tony Judt
October 28, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Male Homosexuals, Arab Men, and French Politics, 1954-1974
April 8, 2010
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Todd Shepard – Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Chris Waters – Hans W. Gatzke '38 Professor of Modern European History, Williams College
Capital Punishment in France and the United States Capital Punishment in France and the United States
February 26, 2010
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Moshik Temkin – Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Paul Friedland – Historian
  • James Q. Whitman – Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law, Yale Law School
  • Carol Steiker – Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
The Future of French Youth
October 29, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Colonial Continuities in the French Caribbean: an Economic Perspective on the 2009 Social Movement
October 22, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Guy Numa – Assistant Professor, Université Paris Dauphine
Jews, Catholics, and the Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism in the Age of the French Kulturkampf, 1870-1886
April 29, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Vicki Caron – Cornell University and currently fellow of Radcliffe Institute
Paradoxical Lives: Nostalgia, Modernity and Race in European Women’s Writing in Colonial Algeria
April 16, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Europe and the Global Economic Crisis Europe and the Global Economic Crisis
March 9, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Philippe Aghion – Faculty Associate, CES
  • George Ross – Professor Emeritus of Labor and Social Thought, Brandeis University; Ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet, University of Montreal-McGill Center for Excellence on the European Union; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Arthur Goldhammer – Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University; Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy
  • Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The Black Condition in France
February 10, 2009
1:15pm - 3:00pm
Values, Equality, and Differences in Liberal Democracies: Muslim Headscarves in Europe Values, Equality, and Differences in Liberal Democracies: Muslim Headscarves in Europe
December 11, 2008
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Michèle Lamont – Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Harvard University; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • Eleni Varikas
  • Birte Siim – Professor, Institute for History, International and Social Studies, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Religion and Rivalry: Catholicism, Islam, and French Rule in Senegal, 1890-1900 Religion and Rivalry: Catholicism, Islam, and French Rule in Senegal, 1890-1900
November 3, 2008
9:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Elizabeth A. Foster – Assistant Professor of History, Tufts University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

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