97 Events

Then U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried meets Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, Ukraine December 13, 2021.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry/Handout

Study Group - Harvard Students

European Security Unsettled, Take Two: Continuing the Debates Unleashed by Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024 - Wed., Apr. 3, 2024

Littauer Building - Kahn Seminar Room, 382

Harvard Kennedy School Study Group led by Dr. Karen Donfried, Belfer Center Senior Fellow

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm

Over the course of six sessions, a study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, will examine key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. The objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the geopolitics of the war in Ukraine and the implications for U.S. interests.

Eligibility requirements: Harvard graduate and post-graduate students, who can attend all six sessions. We will seek to accommodate several undergraduates. Applicants with a strong interest in foreign affairs are encouraged to apply. No specific experience or first-hand knowledge of the issues is required. 

  • Apply online through this link by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

Colonel Vindman leaving congressional testimony.

NPR

Seminar - Open to the Public

Speaking Truth to Power: Leadership Lessons from LTC(R) Alexander Vindman, Fmr Dir European Affairs, U.S. NSC

Wed., Apr. 19, 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye B & C, 5th Floor

Co-sponsored by the Project on Europe and the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with LTC(R) Alexander Vindman, former Director for European Affairs for the U.S. National Security Council and spring 2023 Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership. Col. Vindman came to public attention in 2019, when his congressional testimony led to the first impeachment of President Donald Trump. Since then, Col. Vindman has used his voice to influence the global response to Russian aggression and to lift up the needs of the Ukrainian people. During a discussion moderated by Jennifer Pfister MPP 2024, McCloy Fellow, and Vlad Wallace MPP 2024, Belfer Young Leaders Student Fellow and Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellow, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Col. Vindman. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP Required.

Édouard Philippe

Édouard Philippe

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

France’s Global Role in a Changing World Order

Wed., Apr. 19, 2023 | 11:30am - 12:45pm

Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

Please join the Harvard Kennedy School Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a seminar with Édouard Philippe, former Prime Minister of France, to discuss France's role in the world and Europe's current security landscape. France still aims to recover its « grandeur », regularly examining its role and influence. It's looking to find its place within the EU and questions the EU's ability to be a real power on the international scene. How can France and the EU defend their role in a broken and imbalanced world divided into spheres of influence? From China to Turkey, authoritarian regimes have grown, asserting their way to build stability and sometimes to achieve prosperity, threatening multilateralism. How can transatlantic relationship remain a strong pillar of global security? 

This conversation will be co-moderated by Natalie Colbert, Executive Director of the Belfer Center, and Svenja Kirsch, Fellow with the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.

Please note: In person registration is now at capacity. Virtual registration is still open.

Hard Times in Brussels: How the EU is Dealing with Pandemic and War

Wilson Center

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Hard Times in Brussels: How the EU is Dealing with Pandemic and War

Wed., Apr. 5, 2023 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Center for European Studies - Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Over the last two decades, the EU has faced a myriad of crises. During the 2010s, it experienced the sovereign debt and migration crises. During the 2020s, the pandemic and the Russian aggression against Ukraine have confronted the Union with a new set of challenges. While the 2010s crises were averted through monetary policy and an established social structure, the 2020s crises have called the social structure itself into question. In particular, the Russian war is affecting the EU’s consensus on major strategies, such as the growth model and the security model. This seminar will assess critical questions on how Brussels is dealing with the consequences of the pandemic and the war to manage these crises successfully.

This event is part of the Center for European Studies' European Union Seminar and is co-sponsored by the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.

Speaker

  • Sergio Fabbrini– Dean, Political Science Department; Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli
  • Metin Hakverdi - Member of the Bundestag, Federal Republic of Germany; Board Member, Atlantik-Brücke; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Chairs 

  • Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Nicolas Prevelakis – Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies & Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Ambassadors Prikk, Plepytė and Selga

Benn Craig

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Europe’s Security Landscape: The View from the Baltics

Mon., Apr. 3, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project and Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a seminar on the current European security landscape with Audra Plepytė, Ambassador of Lithuania to the US; Kristjan Prikk, Ambassador of Estonia to the U.S., and Māris Selga, Ambassador of Latvia to the U.S. The Ambassadors will discuss how Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine has affected transatlantic and regional security as well as increasing threats to critical infrastructure in the Baltic states. This conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba: One Year Since Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine

Wed., Feb. 22, 2023 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ukraine Caucus for a conversation with Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who will be joining virtually. The discussion will be moderated by Belfer Center Co-Director Eric Rosenbach and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky (PhD '91), a Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project.

In person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders only. Space is limited. RSVP here.

Virtual attendance is open to the public. Register here.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Sgt Donald C Todd RLC Photographer/ UK MOD

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Europe’s Security Landscape: The View from the United Kingdom with Dame Karen Pierce, UK Ambassador to the U.S., and General Sir Nicholas Carter, former UK Chief of the Defence Staff

Tue., Nov. 1, 2022 | 10:00am - 11:15am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project and Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a seminar on the current European security landscape with Dame Karen Pierce, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the U.S., and General Sir Nicholas Carter, former Chief of the Defence Staff to the United Kingdom. Ambassador Pierce and General Carter will explore how Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine has reshaped transatlantic security and future European and international defense agreements as well as the subsequent implications for the UK-U.S. "special relationship." This conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.

Note: this is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to join online.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Future of EU Economic Governance

Mon., Oct. 31, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Center for European Studies - Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the value of the euro and the constitutional architecture of economic governance in the EU. To help repair the economic and social damage of the pandemic, the EU introduced NextGenerationEU, a €800 million economic recovery fund, to build Europe's environmental and digital future. The EU's infant fiscal capacity raises the question of the benefits and challenges of retaining the fund as a permanent feature of European Monetary Union.

This event is part of the Center for European Studies' European Union Seminar and is co-sponsored by the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.

Speaker

  • Federico Fabbrini – Full Professor of European Law, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University; Founding Director, Brexit Institute & Director, Law Research Center, Dublin City University

Chairs 

  • Karl Kaiser – Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Andrew Greenough

U.S. State Department

Seminar - Harvard Students

Discussion with Andrew Greenough from the U.S. State Department

Wed., Oct. 26, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the Future of Diplomacy Project for a discussion with Mr. Andrew Greenough, Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State's Office of Eastern European Affairs. Mr. Greenough serves in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs where he focuses on Moldova and the regional consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine.  Prior to joining the office in 2021, he served at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, where he covered cybersecurity, emerging technology, and economic cooperation under the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership.  A career Foreign Service Officer, he previously served at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador.  Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked on the staff of Representative Joseph Kennedy III (MA-04) in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Jan Havranek's office

Headshot of Jan Havranek

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Central and Eastern Europe’s Critical Role for NATO with Jan Havranek, Former Deputy Defense Minister of the Czech Republic

Tue., Oct. 18, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion with Jan Havranek, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the U.S. and former Deputy Defense Minister of the Czech Republic, on the crucial role that Central and Eastern Europe play in NATO’s long-term stability. With Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, the transatlantic alliance has solidified its position and strengthened its eastern border. Yet many questions remain in relation to the long-term sustainability of the alliance’s Russia resistance. Mr. Havranek will discuss NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept as well as the Alliance’s most pressing regional issues as a response to Russia’s war against Ukraine. This conversation will be moderated by Ilya Timtchenko, Belfer Young Leader Student Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and Intelligence Project (MPP 2023).