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2014

January

Tuesday, January 21 | European Studies + Study Abroad Info Sessions [Event Announcement]

Monday, January 27 | Innocence and Dictatorship – A Presentation by Hungarian writer Peter Zilahy [Event Announcement]

February

Tuesday, February 11 | Unattended Madness and the Remarkable Beginnings of Psychiatry in Germany: A lunch talk by Liah Greenfeld [Event Announcement]

Thursday, February 20 | European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with British Poet Alice Oswald [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Monday, February 24 | Discourse Analysis – A Graduate Workshop with Ruth Wodak

Monday, February 24 | The Politics of Fear: Analysing Right-wing Populist Rhetoric – A Presentation by Ruth Wodak [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, February 25 | Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All – A Lecture by Costas Lapavitsas [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Friday, February 28 | The Passage to Europe – A Lunch Talk by Luuk Van Middelaar [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Friday, February 28 | “Europe 2014 Re-Generation” Pre-Conference Dinner at the home of Vivien Schmidt [Highlights]

March

Monday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 4 | 5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues: Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Monday, March 17 | Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century – A Lecture by Herald Welzer [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Wednesday, March 19 | The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui, Ambassador of Spain to the United States, and Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the United States [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Tuesday, March 25 | Building Transatlantic Italy: Architectural Dialogues with Postwar America – A Lunch Talk by Paolo Scrivano [Event Announcement]

Wednesday, March 26 | Divergence and Consensus in Transatlantic Security: A Perspective from the EU – A Lunch Talk by Anne Marie Le Gloannec [Event Announcement]

April

Thursday, April 3 | European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with German Author Jenny Erpenbeck [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Tuesday, April 8 | The EU Inside Out: A Lecture on the Future of Europe by Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Portugal [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Wednesday, April 9 | Neoliberal Political Economy, Subjectivity, and Resilience: A Panel Discussion with Peter Hall, Michele Lamont, Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Tuesday, April 15 | Writing Between Languages and Cultures: A Reading and Conversation with Yoko Tawada [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Thursday, April 16 | Informal Governance in the European Union How Governments Make International Organizations Work – A Presentation by Mareike Kleine [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, April 22 | European Armaments, Dependence, and Austerity: the case of Greece and European arms contracts – A lunch talk by Kaija Schilde [Event Announcement]

Wednesday, April 23 | Globalization and Latin American Literature – A Graduate Workshop with Gustavo Guerrero and Andrés Neuman [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer]

Thursday, April 24 | European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Spanish Author Andrés Neuman [Event Announcement] [Event Flyer] [Highlights]

Tuesday, April 29 | Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in Science and Innovation in the Context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Sponsored by the Greek Consulate Boston; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

May

Saturday, May 10 | European Voices Festival: European Voices in Translation with James Wood, László Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, Ammiel Alcalay, Stacey Knecht and more [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

2013

January

Friday, January 11 | How the Euro Crisis Has Been Viewed by Americans: A Talk by Vivien Schmidt for a visiting delegation of Irish political leaders and colleagues from Boston College’s Irish Institute

February

Thursday, February 14–Friday, February 15 | International Workshop: Financial Stability and Energy Security in the Americas and Europe: The Role of Transnational Policy Networks [Highlights]

Thursday, February 21 | “Changing Welfare States” with Anton Hemerijck [Highlights]

Thursday, February 28 | Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Colm Toibin [Highlights]

Thursday, February 28–Friday, March 1 | Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval Studies (organized by Irit Kleiman, Romance Studies, and sponsored by the Center for Humanities; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

March

Friday, March 1 | “Europe 2.0: Taking the Next Step” Pre-Conference Dinner at the home of Vivien Schmidt [Highlights]

Tuesday, March 5 | The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the US, and Michael Collins, Irish Ambassador to the US [Highlights]

Tuesday, March 19 | The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with Žygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the US, and Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador of Ukraine to the US [Highlights]

Wednesday, March 27 | Happiness at Work with Denmark’s Chief Happiness Officer Alexander Kjerulf [Highlights]

Thursday, March 28 | “The Economics of the Eurozone Crisis” with Stefan Collignon [Highlights]

April

Monday, April 1 | Film Screening and Director Talk: SNOVI with Reshad Kulenovic [Highlights]

Monday, April 1 | Graduate Student “Meet and Greet”

Monday, April 8 | Irish Voices: A Celebration of Poetry and Music with Ciarán and Deirdre Carson [Highlights]

Thursday, April 11 | “Why Germany Will Not Run the EU” with Daniela Schwarzer [Highlights]

Thursday, April 11 | “Ideapod: Thought Leaders and Intellectuals Demonstrating the Power of Ideas on the Web”

Thursday, April 18 | Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Paul Muldoon [Highlights]

Monday, April 22 | Film Screening: “Alois Nebel” (Introduction by Igor Lukes) [Highlights]

Wednesday, April 24 | “Federalism by Exception: The Future of Economic Governance in the Euro-Area” with Henrik Enderlein [Highlights]

Thursday, April 25 | Irish Voices: Tim Pat Coogan on “The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy” (sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

May

Thursday, May 16 | Visit by Msr. Louis Giscard D’Estaing, son of former president of France and two-term member of the French National Assembly (sponsored by BU Study Abroad and the Department of International Relations; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

Thursday, May 23 | Bulgarian Voices: The Living Memory of Bulgarian Crafts and Traditions with Eleonora Gadjeva and Others  [Highlights]

September

Tuesday, September 3 | “David Cameron; An Initial Assessment of a Prime Minister” with Tony King [Highlights]

Friday, September 13 | “The Future of the European Union” with Vivien Schmidt (at the Chelmsford Public Library)

Tuesday, September 17 | “Plastic Money: The Construction of Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Post-communist Countries” with Alya Guseva [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Thursday, September 19 | European Studies Faculty Reception [Highlights]

Monday, September 30 | Film Screening: Stilyagi (“Hipsters”) [Event Announcement]

September 30 – October 23 | Richard Wagner in Context (Boston University School of Music Event; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

October

Tuesday, October 1 | “Conspiracy of One: Tyler Kent’s Secret Plot against FDR, Churchill, and the Allied War Effort” with Peter Rand [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Thursday, October 10 | “The Ballets Russes in 1913″ with Anna Winestein [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, October 15 | Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Michael Longley (Sponsored by the Poetry Reading Series at CGS; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Wednesday, October 16 |European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Romanian Author Mircea Cărtărescu [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Thursday, October 17 | Ivan Jablonka: History and the First-Person Singular A Holocaust Meditation (Sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, October 22 | “Cuisine des Mères: Heritage, Gender and the Construction of Culinary Culture” with Rachel Black [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Wednesday, October 23 | The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with Petr Gandalovič, Czech Ambassador to the US, and Peter Kmec, Slovak Ambassador to the US [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Monday, October 28 | Film Screening and Director Talk: My Perestroika with Robin Hessman [Event Announcement]

Wednesday, October 30 | European Studies Open House [Event Announcement]

November

Wednesday, November 6 | European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Polish Author Grażyna Plebanek [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Monday, November 11 | European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with British Poet Tom Pickard (Sponsored by the Poetry Reading Series at CGS; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, November 12 |”The London Book Trade and the Making of Irish, Scottish, and American Literature” with Joe Rezek [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Tuesday, November 12 | Film Screening and Discussion: Margarethe von Trotta’s “Hannah Arendt” (Sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center; co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Tuesday, November 19 | “La France aux Nations Unies” with Fabien Fieschi, Consul General of France in Boston (Sponsored by BU Study Abroad; co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Wednesday, November 20 | Russian Voices: A Poetry Symposium and Philosophical Cabaret Event [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

Wednesday, November 20 | Laurent Binet: La fiction au secours de l’histoire? (Sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies; co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

Thursday, November 21 | Europe in Sepia: A Reading and Conversation with Dubravka Ugresic [Event Announcement] [Highlights]

December

Wednesday, December 11 | “Soft Power in Eastern Europe: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy” with Ambassador John Beyerle [Event Announcement]

2012

February

Wednesday, February 22 | “Ireland and the Euro” with Brigid Laffan [Highlights]

March

Monday, March 5 | International Conference: Actor Networks in International Political Economy [Program]

Monday, March 5–Tuesday, March 6 | International Conference: Liberty and Security in a Time of Global Reordering [Program] [Highlights]

Wednesday, March 21 | “Social Europe in Crisis: the Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on National Welfare States” with Maurizio Ferrera and Anton Hemerijck [Highlights]

Sunday, March 25–Monday, March 26 | “Resilient Liberalism: European Political Economy Through Boom and Bust” [Program] [Highlights]

Monday, March 26 | “The Eurozone Crisis: Is There a Way Out?” with Maurizio Ferrera, Andrew Gamble, Mark Thatcher and Sigurt Vitols

Tuesday, March 27 | Poetry and Politics with Don Paterson and Dan Chiasson [Highlights]

April

Tuesday, April 5 | “How to Keep Muslims Out: The Enigma of Civilization in India, China, and Europe” (sponsored by the Center for the Study of Asia; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

Thursday, April 12 | “The Euro’s Crisis of Democracy” and “The Promises of Constitutional Pluralism” with Miguel Maduro [Highlights]

Tuesday, April 17 | “France Today: What is France, Where is it Going, and What is its Place in the World?” with Christophe Guillou [Highlights]

Thursday, April 19 | The System (Das System—Alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen): Film Screening and Director Talk with Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke [Highlights]

Monday, April 23 | “The Debt Crisis in Europe and New Europe’s Two Decades of Catch Up” with Miroslav Singer (sponsored by the Center for International Relations; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

May

Saturday, May 12 | Can Literature Bear Witness? A Reading and Conversation with Herta Müller [Highlights]

September

Tuesday, September 18 | “The Politics of Precaution” with David Vogel [Highlights]

Thursday, September 27 | “European Union in Crisis: The Hopes and Woes of Politics and Economics” (sponsored by the Boston University International Affairs Association and the Undergraduate Economics Association; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

Thursday, September 27 | The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria—Gallery reception with opening talk by the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev (sponsored by the Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Highlights]

Thursday, September 27–Saturday, September 29 | Cinema, Opera, Art: The Passion of Werner Schroeter (sponsored by the College of Communication and the Goethe Institut Boston; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Event Announcement]

October

Tuesday, October 9 | “The Influence of the Internet on Integration and Multiculturalism in Germany” with Kübra Gümüsay [Highlights]

Wednesday, October 10 | “Skills and Inequality: Partisan Politics, Economic Coordination & Training Regimes in Western Welfare States” with Marius Busemeyer [Highlights]

Wednesday, October 17 | “The Future of the Euro as a Common Currency” with Michael P. Dooley (sponsored by the Center for Finance, Law & Policy; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe)

Thursday, October 18 | “The Urbanization of Anti-Capitalist Struggle” with David Harvey (sponsored by Lectures in Criticism at Boston University; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe) [Highlights]

Friday, October 19 | “NATO’s European Allies” and “Burden Sharing within the Alliance” with Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson [Highlights]

November

Tuesday, November 13 | “Can Greece and the Eurozone Live with Each Other?” with Kevin Featherstone  [Highlights]

Wednesday, November 14 | “Europe’s Crisis and the Pathologies of Democracy” with Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Center for the Study of Europe contribution to International Education Week) [Highlights]

Wednesday, November 14 | “Exploring EU 2020″ with Vivien Schmidt (at swissnex Boston)

Wednesday, November 15 | “On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague” with Igor Lukes (at the Center for European Studies at Harvard)

December

Tuesday, December 4 | Christmas Market at Boston University [Highlights]

2011

October

Wednesday, October 5 | “Is Germany Outgrowing Europe?” with Ulrike Guerot, Head of the Berlin Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations [Highlights]

Tuesday, October 25 | “The World in 20 Years: What Role for France?” with French national and policy expert Nicolas Tenzer [Highlights]

Thursday, October 27 | “Knowledge Regimes in the US and Europe” with John Campbell, Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College [Highlights]

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