Event Highlights

Event Highlights: UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees

July 5th, 2020 in Event Highlights.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 CSE Visiting Researcher Nicholas R. Micinski presented his book project analyzing the global compacts and their impact on global migration governance in a webinar entitled “UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees.” The webinar was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with the Pardee School's Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative (FMHT). Migration has once again made it to the top of the global governance agenda. Read More

Highlights: Getting Well in Europe and America

June 3rd, 2020 in Event Highlights.

This presentation by Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, is excerpted from an April 14, 2020 webinar entitled “Getting Well in Europe and America: Transatlantic Perspectives.” The subject of the webinar – which also featured Scott Greer, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global and Public Health, and Political Science at the University of Michigan — was Galea's 2019 book, “Well: What We Talk about... Read More

Event Highlights: Russian Media Influence in the US & Europe

May 24th, 2020 in Event Highlights, News.

On Friday, May 22, the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University hosted an online workshop on "Russian Media Influence in the US and Europe. It has become an established narrative in International Relations that Russia under President Putin operates with a Grand Strategy to undermine Western hegemony, giving rise to the concern over systematic Russian interference in the US after the election of President Trump in 2016. In this workshop, Elizaveta Kuznetsova... Read More

Event Highlights: Europe at the Time of COVID-19: A View from the European Central Bank

May 14th, 2020 in Event Highlights, Featured, News.

On Saturday, May 9 (Europe's Day) the Center for the Study of Europe at BU's  Pardee School of Global Studies hosted a lecture by Prof. Dr. Chiara Zilioli, ECB General Counsel, on the theme  Europe at the Time of COVID-19: A View from the European Central Bank. Daniela Caruso, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, served as discussant, along with BU colleagues Prof. Vivien Schmidt, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Dr. Read More

Health and Politics at the Center for the Study of Europe

March 10th, 2020 in Event Highlights.

In the fall of 2017, under the leadership of Prof. Cathie Jo Martin, the Center for the Study of Europe (CSE) began experimenting with a new model, namely, to offer a series of themed presentations each semester on matters of importance to Europe and to the United States. We began with the theme of discrimination against vulnerable populations and the strategies used by these populations to defend against attack. In the spring of 2018 we tackled the broad issues of capitalism, education, skills and low-wage... Read More

Brexit: What Now?

March 10th, 2020 in Event Highlights.

The Center for the Study of Europe hosted a rich panel discussion on March 4, 2020, on the implications of Brexit on Europe and the world. The panel builds on a series of events that the Center has hosted over the last number of years to follow the developments and think about the implications of this major shift in European, and possibly, global dynamics. On June 27, 2016, just five days after the UK’s EU... Read More

Event Highlights: The Yellow Vests Movement in France – Background and Analysis

April 24th, 2019 in Event Highlights.

By Aislinn O’Brien, Candidate for Bachelors of the Arts in International Relations and Political Science On April 17th, the Center for the Study of Europe hosted a lecture by Visiting Researcher Niilo Kauppi on the background of the gilets jaunes or “yellow vests” movement in France. Kauppi began by setting the scene, situating the lecture in the current French context and stressing that political parties and politics in general tend to be contingent on things that... Read More

Event Highlights: German Political Culture – Changes and New Challenges

March 27th, 2019 in Event Highlights.

By Aislinn O'Brien, Candidate for Bachelors of the Arts in International Relations and Political Science  Last week the Center for the Study of Europe hosted German politician Karsten Voigt for a series of lectures and classroom visits. The highlight of the week was a public lecture on "German Political Culture: Changes and New Challenges" on March 20th. The event started with an opening from Professor Wippl, who has met Voigt before working together at BU. Then, Read More

Event Highlights: Constitutional Crises in Central and Eastern Europe – A Legal Analysis

February 27th, 2019 in Event Highlights.

By Aislinn O’Brien, Candidate for Bachelors of the Arts in International Relations and Political Science On February 20th, Dominika Harasimiuk, PhD of Lazarski University and Vlad Perju of Boston College gave a lively lecture, moderated by BU Law Prof. Daniela Caruso. Professor Harasimiuk engaged the audience with a comparison of constitutional crises to a play. Harasimiuk painted that the relevant politicians and political parties are like the main actors in a play that drive the story... Read More

Event Highlights: Religious Identity and Foreign Policy

February 14th, 2019 in Event Highlights.

By Aislinn O’Brien, Candidate for Bachelors of the Arts in International Relations and Political Science On February 7th, the Center for the Study of Europe welcomed Dimitar Bechev from UNC Chapel Hill to lecture on “Religious Identity and Foreign Policy: Russia and Turkey in Southeast Europe”. BU’s Professor Garčević moderated the event. Bechar began by discussing symbolism as a mechanism for collective identity building in Russia and in Russian satellite states, including Serbia. Then, he discussed... Read More