Events Archive



Thursday, September 27, 2012
European Union:  An Indispensable Partner
José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Cosponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the European Union Program, and the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.

November 2 - 3, 2012
The Politics of Hosting Chinese Investment in Europe
Wallace 300
November 2 at 1:30 p.m.; November 3 at 5 p.m.
Organized by Sophie Meunier, Princeton University; Brian Burgoon, University of Amsterdam; and Wade Jacoby, Brigham Young University

Sponsored by the EU Program at Princeton; PIIRS; the Princeton University Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance; the China and the World Program at Princeton; the University of Amsterdam, Department of Political Science; the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research; and the Center for the Study of Europe at Brigham Young University

December 4, 2012
Shadow Elites: How the World's New Influencers Challenge Democracy, Government, and the Free Market in the United States, Europe, and Beyond  
Janine Wedel, George Mason University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the European Union Program

December 11, 2012
PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Making the European Monetary Union

Harold James (Princeton)
Aaron Burr 219
Organized by PIIRS, cosponsored with the European Union Program


January 15, 2013
EU Integration and the Euro Area Crisis

Antonio de Lecea, Principal Adviser for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Union Delegation to the United States
219 Aaron Burr Hall


Thursday, February 28, 2013
Downed Airmen as Social Catalysts, France and Germany, 1940-1945: A Work in Progress
Claire Andrieu, Paris Institute for Political Studies
4:30 p.m.

February 14, 2013
Lessons from Europe for Washington and Vice Versa
Nikolaus Piper,New York correspondent,Sueddeutsche Zeitung 
Prospect House, Room “C”
By invitation only

March 1, 2013
Germany and the Euro Crisis
Christian Kastrop, Federal Finance Ministry, Germany
Ashoka Mody, WWS, discussant
2 p.m.
303 Aaron Burr Hall
By invitation only

April 8, 2013
Europe, Past, Present, and Future
Adam Michnik, Princeton Global Scholar
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

April 17, 2013
Margaret Thatcher: The Legacy
Luncheon and Panel Discussion
Panelists: David Cannadine, History; LInda Colley, History; Robert George, Politics; Harold James, History
210 Dickinson Hall

Postcommunism and Protest Movements in Eastern and Central Europe
Zdzisław Krasnodębski (University of Bremen)
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall



Europe in crisisEurope in Crisis Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 20
Evil, Terrorism, Violence, and Racism: A Sociological Perspective
Michel Wieviorka, L'ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
4:30 p.m.
127 Corwin Hall

Tuesday, October 4
Governance in the European Union: Myths and Reality
Antonis Ellinas, University of Cyprus
3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall
Lunch will be provided. Registration required; contact Kathleen Allen or 258-5978.

Tuesday, October 18
Uniqueness and Exemplarity in Holocaust Research: The Case of France, 1940-1944
Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany
4:30 p.m.
211 Dickinson Hall

Tuesday, November 15
Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks Are Transforming the European Union
Mai'a Davis Cross, University of Southern California
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Lunch will be provided. Registration required; contact Kathleen Allen or 258-5978.

Friday, December 2
Colloquium: Historians' Biographies and Historians' Works: Can We Understand History without Understanding the Historian?
1:30-6:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Click here for the colloquium agenda.

Kathleen Burk, University College London: A. J. P. Taylor
(Comment: Harold James, Princeton University)

Anthony Molho, European University Institute, emeritus: Hans Baron and Paul Kristeller
(Comment: Theodore K. Rabb, Princeton University)

Adam Sisman, historian/author: Hugh Trevor-Roper
(Comment: Linda Colley, Princeton University)

Panel Discussion: "Historians and Public Controversy"

This series is cosponsored with the Center for Collaborative History, the Center for French Studies, the Department of History, the European Union Program, and the Modern Europe Workshop.

Tuesday, February 28
What Is the State? The Financial Crisis in Historical Perspective
Emma Rothschild, Harvard University/University of Cambridge
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 1 Robertson Hall

Cosponsored with the European Union Program

April 3
Roundtable Discussion
Greece and Europe at a Crossroads
This event bringstogether distinguished scholars of political science, economic history, European integration, and cultural studies to address the multiple dimensions and implications of the current crisis in Greece and in the European Union.
Harold James, Princeton University
Georgia Mavrodi, Princeton University
Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
Daniel Keleman, Rutgers University
German Labrador Mendez, Princeton University
Bowl 2 Robertson Hall
Lunch will be provided.

Cosponsored with the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the European Union Program.

Europe and the WorldApril 13-14
Europe and the World
April 13: 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall
April 14:8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., 004 Friend Center
Conference Agenda

Cosponsored with the Council for International Teaching and Research.

May 1
Before Round Two: A Panel Discussion on the French Presidential Election
A Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Sophie Meunier (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs)
Discussants: David Bell (History); Angele Christin (EHESS, Program in Law and Public Affairs); Sophie Meunier (WWS); Ezra Suleiman (Politics); and Ted Stanger (former Newsweek Paris correspondent)
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Robertson Bowl 016
Organized by the European Union Program; cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, LAPA, and the Center for French Studies

2010 - 11

February 23
The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Dictatorship
Norbert Frei (Jena University)
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

March 23
The European Union and Russia: Strategic Partners or Vexing Neighbors?
George Bustin, Princeton University
450 Robertson Hall
Organized by the EU Program an cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

April 13
Writing a BIography: The Story of Bismarck
Jonathan Steinberg (University of Pennsylvania)
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 2 Robertson Hall

Friday, October 1
The Development of a Competitive, Modern Welfare State-The Danish Case

Ambassador Bo Lidegaard, Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the Office of the Prime Minister of Denmark
216 Aaron Burr Hall
Lunch is provided

Ambassador Bo Lidegaard is a senior member of the Danish
Foreign Service. He has served as permanent undersecretary
of state in the cabinet of the Danish prime minister since
2005. He holds a doctorate in Contemporary History from
University of Copenhagen and is an associate professor at
Copenhagen Business School.

Tuesday, October 12
The Future of the Euro
David Marsh, Cochairman, Offical Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)
Lord Meghnad Desai, Chairman, OMFIF Advisory Board
Pawel Kowaleski, Polish National Bank
Rakesh Mohan, Reserve Bank of India
4:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall

October 29-30, 2010
The Holocaust in Occupied Poland: New Findings and New Interpretations

10 a..m.- 6:30 p.m.
219 Burr Hall
Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Council of the Humanities, University Center for Human Values, Center for the Study of Religion, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Department of History, and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact Jayne Bialkowski

November 11
Clio after the ex-Yugoslav Wars - New Narratives or Old Myths?

James Pettifer, Defense Academy, United Kingdom
219 Burr Hall
Lunch is provided

December 1
Shocks and Long Term Growth

Leszek Balcerowicz, Warsaw School of Economics and Chairman, Bruegel
4:30 pm
Bowl 1 Robertson Hall


Thursday, March 4, 2010
Europe and the United States in Today's World
Jordi Pujol, former leader of Spain's Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya and

president of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Noon, Library, Prospect House

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Autobiography in Historical Context: Writing about Brzezany and Lodz
Shimon Redlich, Ben Gurion University
4:30 pm 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Shimon Redlich, born in Poland and a survivor of the Holocaust, is an internationally distinguished specialist on the history of the Jews in Eastern Europe. He holds degrees from Hebrew University, Harvard University, and New York University. Redlich holds the Solly Yellin Chair in Lithuanian and East European Jewry and lectures on modern European history at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. His publications include War, Holocaust and Stalinism: A Documented History of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the USSR and Propaganda and Nationalism in Wartime Russia.

2008-2009 Lecture Series
Europe and Its Identity

November 4, 2008
European Culture and European Identity
Archbishop Jozef Zycinski, Archbishop of Lublin
Click to listen to the lecture

November 5, 2008
A Dialogue: Jozef Zycinski and Jan Gross, Catholics and Jews
Archbishop Jozef Zycinski, Archbishop of Lublin
Jan Gross, Princeton University
Noon, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

November 20, 2008
The Euro: A Stable Currency Without a State
Otmar Issing, Princeton University
4:30 pm Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

December 9, 2008
Europe as Empire
Jan Zielonka, Princeton University
Noon, 230 Dickinson Hall

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Historians and Conflict Resolution: The Challenge of Advocacy to Scholarship
Elazar Barkan, Columbia  University
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The British Empire as a Global System 1840–1940
John Darwin, Oxford University
4:30 p.m., 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Margaret Thatcher and Her Legacy
Charles Moore, official biographer of Margaret Thatcher
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Euro and Its Future: Is the Single Currency Europe’s Answer to World Economic Disorder?
David Marsh, Oxford and London Group, and Hans-Helmut Kotz, Deutsche Bundesbank
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1 Robertson Hall


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