Rethinking European Identity: Insights from Kundnani’s Book Talk

Center for the Study of Europe explored the intricate layers of European identity during Hans Kundnani’s ‘Eurowhiteness’ book talk. This discussion challenged conventional narratives, shedding light on the historical roots of European identity, its complex evolution, and the influence of colonial motivations. A thought-provoking exploration that left an engaged audience reevaluating established perceptions.

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Schmidt Argues for European Union Policy Reform in Policy Brief

On July 24, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, published a policy brief article entitled “Making EU Economic Governance Fit for Purpose: Investing in the Future and Reforming the Fiscal Rules While Decentralizing and Democratizing” in an EconPol journal for CESifo Network. The policy brief…

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Garčević Panels Seminar on Religion and Geopolitics

On May 4, 2023, Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, spoke at the seminar Religion and Geopolitics: Epiphany or Apocalypse?, which featured scholars, practitioners, and experts from Europe, the US, and Africa. The European Institute of Public Administration organized this training…

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Garčević Comments on Montenegrin Presidential Elections

In preparation for the upcoming runoff, Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, offered his thoughts in Radio Free Europe (RFE) on the latest developments in Montenegro’s national elections. The article, titled “On Europe and the West, Montenegro’s Presidential Challenger Talks a Good…

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Maggie Toombs (BA/MAIA ’23) Shares Story of Her Graduate Research in Serbia

Maggie recently traveled to Belgrade, Serbia with the help of the Pardee School’s Gilman Travel Grant. As she describes it, “The way this has enhanced my research and helped me develop skills in interviewing, interpersonal relations, as well as networking has provided an invaluable educational experience and inspired me to begin planning my next trip as soon as possible!”

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CSE Hosts Lecture with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič

With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.

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Schmidt Discusses EU Socioeconomic Governance on ETUI/ETUC Panel

Professor Schmidt’s presentation explored the impact of the COVID-19 recovery strategy on the potential reorientation of European Union economic governance and whether this leaves room to maneuver and implement progressive social reforms as well as increase the democratic legitimacy of the EU (in contrast to the Eurozone Crisis of 2011)

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