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CANCELLED -The Politics of Resentment and European (Dis)integration: Of First Principles Then and Now, Boats and a Journey

Nov 29, 2017  ·  12:15 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  Robertson 023

CANCELLED Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of The Paul Sarbanes '54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service

Tomasz T. Koncewicz, Professor of Law and Director of the Department of European and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk, specializes in strategic litigation before supranational and the constitutional courts and pleaded test cases, on among others, transitional justice, judicial independence, property restitution, right to court, right to privacy and family life, freedom of expression, non-retroactivity of the law, presumption of innocence, registered partnerships and detention incommunicado. Professor Koncewicz writes extensively on constitutional law, constitutionalism, EU law, human rights, the role of courts in the process of European integration and procedural law. He has authored more than 200 papers and nine books, most recently, Law with the Human Face (2015). His extensive experience in European law includes serving as the référendaire at the Court of the EU in Luxembourg, and as the legal adviser to the Office of the Polish Constitutional Court. Recently he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he co-taught comparative constitutional law; 2017 Visiting Professor at the Radzyner Law School at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Israel. Professor Koncewicz received law degrees from the University of Wroclaw and Edinburgh, and is also a graduate of the Academy of European Law in Florence and the Europäische Rechts Akademie in Trier ("Defense Counsel before the International Criminal Court").

When Is It Rational To Learn the Wrong Lessons? Technocratic Authority, Social Learning, and Euro Fragility

Dec 6, 2017  ·  12:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m.  ·  Robertson 023

Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of The Paul Sarbanes '54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service

Matthias Matthijs is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the politics of economic crises, the role of economic ideas in economic policymaking, and the limits of regional integration. He is author of Ideas and Economic Crises in Britain from Attlee to Blair (Routledge, 2011) and co-editor of The Future of the Euro (Oxford University Press, 2015). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals like Perspectives on Politics, Governance, Politics & Society, Review of International Political Economy, Government and Opposition, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, and The International Spectator. He has also written essays for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, Survival, and Current History.

France: Seduction and Politics

Dec 11, 2017  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Robertson Bowl 1

Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian

Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, based in France since 2002. In the spring term 2017, Sciolino taught as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University’s Council of the Humanities, a post she held in the fall of 2010. Since 2015 she has served as the expert lecturer on six New York Times-led tours to Iran. In 2010, she was decorated a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. She is the author of four books, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, a New York Times best seller; La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life; Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran; and The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis. She is currently completing a book entitled The Seine: A Journey into the Soul of France.

David A. Bell is Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Department of History at Princeton. A specialist in the history of early modern France, he is the author of six books, including The Cult of the Nation in France, The First Total War, and Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present. His new book, The Idols of the Age of Revolutions: Charismatic Leadership in the Atlantic World, 1750-1830, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Anne-Claire Legendre has been Consul General of France in New York since August 2016. She is the first woman to hold this position. As Consul General, Ms. Legendre is in charge of promoting the influence and appeal of France across the tri-state area of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, as well as Bermuda.  A native of Brittany, Anne-Claire Legendre graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and holds degrees from Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (in Arabic) and the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris (in modern languages and literature). She previously served at the French embassy in Yemen in 2005-2006, before joining the Direction of the French Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she contributed to develop consular cooperation between member states from the European Union. From 2008 to 2010, she was in charge of bilateral relations with Algeria as part of the Direction of North Africa and the Middle East. She was then appointed to the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, where she served under the current French Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Gérard Araud, until 2013. As the Arab Spring upheavals placed the Middle East at the center of attention, she supervised negotiations on Syria, Lebanon, Israel-Palestine, and Irak, at the Security Council of the United Nations. In 2013, she was called to the cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Laurent Fabius, where she served as Advisor on North Africa and the Middle East.

Populism in Europe as a Problem of Social Integration

Feb 14, 2018  ·  12:15 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  TBD

An Accidental Brexit

Mar 21, 2018  ·  12:15 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  Robertson 023

Organized by the EU Program

Aspirational Iconography: Becoming European in Postcommunist States

Apr 18, 2018  ·  12:15 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  TBD

Tenth Annual Princeton Workshop on European Integration

May 4, 2018  ·  8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  144 Louis A. Simpson International Building