Event Highlights

Spanish Voices: Conversations with Andrès Neuman

May 1st, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. 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

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

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

On April 15, 2014, the Centers for the Study of Europe and Asia at Boston University, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature and the Japan Society Boston, 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. She writes in both Japanese and German and has published several... Read More

Neoliberal Political Economy, Subjectivity, and Resilience: A Panel Discussion 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

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

April 15th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. 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

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

April 10th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. 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

The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with Ramón Gil-Casares, Ambassador of Spain to the United States, and Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the United States

March 26th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. Tagged: , , , ,

On March 19, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Center for Finance, Law & Policy, hosted 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. The Ambassadors discussed political developments in their countries since joining the EU and in particular, in light of the economic crisis. The conversation was moderated by Alan Berger, retired... Read More

Climate Wars: A Lecture by Harald Welzer

March 24th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. Tagged: , ,

On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with Brandeis University's Center for German and European Studies and the Goethe Institut Boston, hosted German sociologist and climate activist Harald Welzer as part of its ongoing “European Voices” series. Welzer's talk, focussed around changes in his thinking since the publication of his best-selling book Climate Wars: What People Will be Killed for in the 21st Century, was moderated by Associate... Read More

5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues: Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda

March 11th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News, Podcasts. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On March 3 and 4, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with BU's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, hosted the 5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues: Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda. The goal of the two-day event, sponsored by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Fondation Jean Jaurès, was to explore theoretical, strategic and policy challenges concerning gender equality facing progressives on both sides of... Read More

Europe 2014: Re-generation

March 7th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News.

On Friday, February 28, 2014, Vivien Schmidt, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, hosted a reception in honor of participants in the 2014 European Conference at her home in Brookline. Guests included a number of conference participants including Joaquín Almunia, VP European Commission and European Commissioner for Competition; Androulla Vassiliou Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth; Erkki Liikanen, Governor, Central Bank of Finland; João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the United... Read More

Profiting Without Producing: A Lecture by Costas Lapavitsas

March 4th, 2014 in Event Highlights, News. Tagged: ,

On February 25, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Asia and BU's Undergraduate Economics Association, hosted Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a frequent commentator on recent economic crises. Lapavitsas' lecture - moderated by Cornel Ban, Professor of International Relations at Boston University and a specialist in the political economy of crises and... Read More