Event Highlights

Event Highlights: Ruprecht Polenz on the Putin Doctrine: A Danger to Global Security?

October 8th, 2014 in Event Highlights.

On Wednesday, October 1, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Boston Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany (ACG), hosted German CDU politician Ruprecht Polenz, who was visiting the US as part of the ACG's 2014 Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Transatlantic Speaker Series. Polenz is a member of the foreign committee of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs since 1994 and its chairman since 2005. The focal points... Read More

Event Highlights: Polish Film Screenings at Center for the Study of Europe

September 30th, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , , , , ,

On Tuesday, September 9, in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Foundation, we hosted a screening of Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Jack Strong, a dramatization of the life of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski, a liaison officer between the Polish military command and the Soviet army, famous for passing secrets to the Americans during the Cold War. The film recast the controversial spy—regarded by many of his fellow citizens as a traitor—as a hero who acted on conscience following the... Read More

Event Highlights: Germany and Israel – 50 Years after the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations: A Jewish Studies Forum with German Consul General Rolf Schuette

September 30th, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , ,

Created with flickr slideshow.   The Center for the Study of Europe co-sponsored last week's Jewish Studies forum with German Consul General Rolf Schuette. The topic of discussion was German-Israeli relations since the historic reparations agreement signed by Chancellor Adenauer and Prime Minister Ben Gurion. Schuette began his talk by underscoring the strength of the relationship; unbeknownst to most American Jews, he said, Germany is one of Israel's best friends. He said that the special relationship... Read More

Event Highlights: Break Up of Britain? BU Professors Discuss the Scottish Referendum

September 29th, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , , , , ,

Created with flickr slideshow.   On Monday, September 22, following the historic referendum on independence in Scotland that brought record numbers of Scottish voters - including large numbers of 16-and 17-year-olds - to the polls, we hosted a panel discussion on the campaign that brought Britain to the brink of break up. Participating in the discussion of the referendum and its implications - not only for the UK but for other countries with active separatist movements... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices in Translation Festival

July 1st, 2014 in Event Highlights, Featured. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

European Voices in Translation: László Krasznahorkai and George Szirtes (with James Wood) On May 10, 2014, we hosted our first ever European Voices Festival with a focus on European Voices in translation. Funded by a grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC, the festival was organized as a celebration of “Europe Day.” Headlining the event was Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai, in a “reading and conversation” event his translator George Szirtes, who read several of... Read More

Event Highlights: Spanish Voices – Conversations with Andrès Neuman

May 1st, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , ,

On April 23 and 24, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Department of Romance Studies, hosted the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrès Neuman. On Wednesday, April 23, Neuman took part in a workshop for graduate students - Globalization and Latin American Literature - with Gustavo Guerrero, Visiting Professor of Spanish Literature at Cornell University, and on April 24, he took part in a reading and conversation event - moderated by Alicia... Read More

Event Highlights: Writing Between Languages and Cultures – A Reading and Conversation with Yoko Tawada

April 22nd, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , , , ,

On April 15, 2014, the Centers for the Study of Europe and Asia at Boston University hosted Yoko Tawada. Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, where she received a PhD in German literature, and then to Berlin in 2006. The event was moderated by Anna Zielinska-Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Japanese at Boston University and a translator of modern Japanese literature into Polish, and introduced by Peter... Read More

Event Highlights: Neoliberal Political Economy, Subjectivity, and Resilience with Peter Hall, Michele Lamont, Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher

April 16th, 2014 in Event Highlights, Podcasts. Tagged: , , ,

On Wednesday, April 9, the Center for the Study of Europe and the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, celebrated the publication by Cambridge University Press of Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy, edited by Center Director Vivien Schmidt and LSE colleague Mark Thatcher. Schmidt and Thatcher were joined at Boston University by Peter Hall and Michèle Lamont, co-editors of Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era, another recent publication from Cambridge University Press. The four... Read More

Event Highlights: The Future of Europe – A Lecture by Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Portugal

April 15th, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , , ,

On Tuesday, April 8, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Center for Finance, Law & Policy and BU's Undergraduate Economics Association, hosted the State Secretary for European Affairs in the government of Portugal as part of its “EU Inside Out” series. Maçães offered a Portuguese perspective on Europe’s future. The event was moderated by Alan Berger, Retired editorial writer for international affairs, Boston Globe. Created with... Read More

Event Highlights: European Voices – A Reading and Conversation with German Author Jenny Erpenbeck

April 10th, 2014 in Event Highlights. Tagged: , , ,

On Thursday, April 3, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Boston, hosted German author Jenny Erpenbeck. One of Germany's rising literary stars, Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. Her grandfather, grandmother, and father were all published writers in a variety of genres, while her mother was a translator. She has worked on opera and musical productions in Berlin and Graz since 1991, and is now a... Read More