24 Past Events

Ambassador Romana Vlahutin

European External Action Service

Seminar - Open to the Public

How the EU Connects: New Connectivity Strategy with Ambassador Vlahutin

Thu., Apr. 18, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:10pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Please join the Project on Europe for a discussion on the EU's new connectivity strategy with Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, Representative for Connectivity in the European External Action Service, moderated by Philippe Le Corre, affiliate with the Project on Europe and senior fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center on Business and Government.

Lunch will be served.

President Barack Obama walks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting with Eurozone leaders at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, Nov. 3, 2011

White House Photo/ Pete Souza

Seminar - Open to the Public

A Transatlantic Friendship: A Personal Account of the Past and Future of EU/US Collaboration

Thu., Apr. 4, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Belfer Building - Weil Town Hall, 1st Floor

* * * First part of the European Club's event series on the future of EU-US collaboration * * *

Karl Kaiser and Guido Goldman, a German and an American, met when working for Henry Kissinger. They both made European/German-US collaboration the cornerstone of their careers and importantly, they became close friends. Come join us to hear them tell the story of their friendship, of what they perceived as the big challenge for their generation and what they have to say about the challenges of our generation in maintaining and (re)defining transatlantic relations.

The discussion will be moderation by Lucile Dreidemy, associate professor at the University of Toulouse and visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies.

Hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School's European Club and cosponsored by the Project on Europe at the Belfer Center and the Center for European Studies at Harvard. 

French President Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a press conference in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018.


Seminar - Open to the Public

France: A Key Player in Europe’s Relationship with China

Wed., Apr. 3, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for European Studies

As the first European nation having established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1964, France has always had a special link with Beijing. With China now presenting itself as the next superpower, how does France position itself? Does it advocate a stand-alone approach or a pan-European strategy? As the US-China relationship becomes more confrontational, where does Emmanuel Macron’s France stand on a transatlantic dialogue vis a vis China?

Hosted by the Center for European Studies. Location: Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

People holding "Refugees Welcome" sign in Germany

DW News / Bockwoldt

Seminar - Open to the Public

Migration Debates in Germany: Where Are We Headed and What Should We Do?

Tue., Mar. 26, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Center for European Studies

Debates on migration in Germany are older than the Federal Republic itself. Recent debates evolve around whether a new immigration law is needed and what it should look like to meet the country's needs for skilled migrants.

The so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015 led to the omnipresence of the topic of migration in the political debate, not least because the newly elected right-wing party as well as other politicians have taken controversial positions in the discussion. Seeing itself under increased external pressure, the German government presented a draft for a new law on labor migration in 2018.

Hosted by the Center for European Studies at Harvard. Location: Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Professor Nicholas Burns and Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, will discuss the role of diplomacy in combating climate change and the precarious state of our shared oceans. 

Co-sponsored by the Arctic Initiative and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center. 


Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

European Commission

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Future of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in partnership with Harvard University’s Center for European Studies is honored to welcome Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday, December 3. The Project on Europe’s Faculty Chair, Professor Nicholas Burns, will host a discussion with her on the challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and Transatlantic relations.

Please note that this event requires RSVP and space is limited. RSVPs are first come, first served and we will close the link when we reach capacity. However, guests can be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available.