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Jolyon Howorth and Daniela Schwarzer

Center for European Studies

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The European Union’s Reaction to the War in Ukraine

Tue., Oct. 18, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Russia's aggression towards Ukraine has continued, profound consequences for European affairs and international politics. Daniela Schwarzer and Jolyon Howorth will examine the war’s impact on the European Union’s internal politics as it balances the divergent positions of member states. They will also discuss the foreign policy and security implications and challenges to transatlantic relations. 

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.

Speakers

  • Jolyon Howorth – Jean Monnet Professor ad personam & Professor Emeritus of European Politics, University of Bath; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Daniela Schwarzer – Pierre Keller Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School ; Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations

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

EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

The office of Valdis Dombrovskis

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Power & Alliances: The Transatlantic Partnership in a Changing World

Sat., Oct. 15, 2022 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

Harvard Law School - Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

Please join us over brunch for a speech and conversation with Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission's Executive Vice-President and highest ranking official responsible for Economy & Trade.  EVP Dombrovskis will present his perspectives for strengthening EU-U.S. bilateral relations and reviving transatlantic trade and geopolitical leadership in a fragmenting global landscape. Following these remarks, he will engage in conversation with Professor Mark Wu of Harvard Law School and take questions from the audience. 

Sponsored by the European Union Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, HLS International Legal Studies, and the Belfer Center Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in conjunction with the Harvard International Law Journal.

Janne Kuusela, Defense Policy Director of Finland

The office of Mr. Janne Kuusela

Seminar - Open to the Public

Europe’s Security Landscape: The View from Finland with Janne Kuusela, Director General for Defense Policy

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Please join the Belfer Center’s Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and Defense Project for a seminar on the current European security landscape with Janne Kuusela, Defense Policy Director of Finland. Mr. Kuusela will discuss Finland’s recent NATO bid, security challenges for Northern Europe, the future of European defense cooperation and its implications for the transatlantic relationship. Professor Eric Rosenbach, co-Director of the Belfer Center, will moderate the discussion.

This event will be hybrid.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to a summit of EU leaders at the Palace of Versailles on March 10, 2022.

Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

Seminar - Open to the Public

Germany and Europe’s Reaction to the Ukraine Crisis: Implications for the West

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Online

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies for a discussion with Wolfgang Ischinger, former Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations, on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as the brutality of its action has caused an unexpected reversal of Germany’s long time security policy and led to strong reactions in the rest of Europe, NATO, and the posture of the Biden administration. The seminar will examine the dimensions and consequences of these developments for the future of the EU and the West. Karl Kaiser, Senior Fellow at the Project on Europe, will moderate.

This event is part of the Center for European Studies' European Union Seminar series.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine at the 22nd EU-Ukraine Summit in October 2020.

Ukrinform

Seminar - Open to the Public

Ukraine-Russia: A Turning Point for European Security?

Thu., Mar. 3, 2022 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Online

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the European Club for a discussion with Stephen M. Walt, Robert & Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, and Benjamin Haddad, senior director of the Europe Center at the Atlantic Council, about the diplomatic response of Europe and the United States to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the effectiveness of transatlantic sanctions, and the future of European defense and security. HKS students Khadija Saleh and Angelique Talmor will co-moderate this conversation. 

Hydrogen

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Hydrogen: Bridging the Gap to Build a Clean Energy Future in Europe and Beyond

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

Please join the Project on Europe for a discussion on hydrogen with Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, Nicola de Blasio, Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, and Nathalie Tocci, Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, moderated by Paul-Etienne Pini, Belfer Young Leader and an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Please note that this is a hybrid event. For Harvard ID holders interested in joining in person, please register here. For members of the public wishing to join via Zoom, please register here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program.

Flags of the EU

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Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S.-European Relations: Where Do We Stand?

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Although the initial turbulence in U.S.-European relations caused by the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the AUKUS agreement have subsided, challenges remain as both sides redefine their roles and relationship to adjust to a fast-changing international environment. This applies to a multitude of issues, including European security, relations to China, and climate change policy. This seminar will weigh in on the question of where U.S.-European relations stand today, and where they may be headed in the future.

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

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Seminar - Open to the Public

A Green and Political Europe

Wed., Nov. 17, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:00am

Online

Please join the Project on Europe for a post-COP 26 discussion about how European integration of a climate change agenda is now at the very center of its political project. Europe is exiting almost two decades of existential crisis during which it lost its narrative: it no longer had a compelling story to tell. It has now found it once again. Today, a green Europe represents a normative vision, an economic growth strategy, as well as a route to a political Union: it promises to be the new narrative to revive the European project. Precisely because it is so existential for the future of Europe, getting both the story and the practice right is crucial. This is a tall order.

The breadth and depth of change that comes with this transition is unlike anything we have seen before. Preparing and acting both on the energy transition and on its socio-economic and political consequences is essential. The 2021 energy price spike is only a first warning. Unless this is done, the EU’s vision will either fail to translate into action, or inadvertently unleash social, economic and political backlashes that could come biting back at the Union.

Europe, as a climate leader in the transition, is being watched closely by others. Its success or failure in handling the transition and thus also its social, economic and political consequences will affect other transition paths, beginning with the United States.

Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development is co-sponsoring this event.

A handout photograph from the German government shows a group of leaders at the Group of Seven summit, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump, in Canada on June 9, 2018.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

A Debrief on the German Elections and the Post-Merkel Era

Fri., Oct. 8, 2021 | 11:30am - 12:30pm

Online

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion with Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Senior Fellow with the Project on Europe and Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations, about the consequential German federal elections which took place on 26 September 2021. After nearly two decades of leading Germany and Europe through various domestic and foreign policy challenges, incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel will step down. What do the results of this election mean for Germany, Europe’s largest economy, the European project, and Europe’s role in the world? Karl Kaiser will moderate the discussion.

Henrik Enderlein

Müller-Stauffenber

Seminar - Open to the Public

A More Perfect Economic Union – A Transatlantic Tribute to Henrik Enderlein

Wed., Oct. 6, 2021 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Online

Since Henrik Enderlein tragically passed away on 27 May 2021, at the age of 46, people from across Europe and America have commemorated the life and work of this brilliant economist and thought-leader on economic policy-making, financial crises and fiscal federalism. Henrik Enderlein embodied the best of intellectual exchanges in Europe and America, as an alumnus of Sciences Po, former Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at Harvard, President of the Hertie School of Governance as well as Director of the Jacques Delors Center Berlin.
 
Please join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, as well as the French and German Ambassadors to the U.S., for a discussion on “A More Perfect Economic Union – A Transatlantic Tribute to Henrik Enderlein” on Wednesday, October 6 from 8:30-10:00 am ET with leading figures from Harvard, Sciences Po, the Hertie School, and the Jacques Delors Institute. Further details can be found below.