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SPRING 2015

Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West
Feb 2, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr
Cyril Black International Book Forum

Speaker:
Andrew Wilson, European Council on Foreign Relations
Discussants:
Mark Beissinger, Politics Department, Princeton University
Harold James, History Department, Princeton University
Stephen Kotkin, History Department, Princeton University

Temporal Transparency: US, EU, and Secrecy in International Lawmaking
Feb 4, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

European Union Program
David Levine, Elon University, Princeton CITP Fellow
Co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

How to Get a Global Audience? A European Approach to International Media
Feb 11, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

European Union Program
Fabrice Rousselot, The Conversation, formerly Liberation
Co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Is the Nation Cultural Policy Still Possible? France's 'Cultural Exception' in the 21st Century
Feb 18, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m.  ·  016 Robertson Hall

Aurélie Filippetti (French Députée of Moselle, former French Minister of Culture and Communication 2012-2014)
Organized by the EU Program, the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, and the Department of French and Italian
Cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Greece and Europe at a Crossroads
Feb 20, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m.  ·  016 Robertson Hall

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University

The European and American Crises in Comparative Perspective
Feb 23, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m.  ·  Dodds Auditorium

Arnaud Montebourg (former French Minister of Industrial Renewal 2012-2014 and Minister of the Economy 2014-2014)
Organized by the EU Program, the Woodrow Wilson School External Affairs, and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
Cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Reflections on the Practice of European Institutions
Feb 25, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

European Union Program
Arnaud Montebourg (former French Minister of Industrial Renewal 2012-2014 and Minister of the Economy 2014-2014)
Cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Talk on Ukraine
Mar 4, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

Eric Rubin (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs)
Kim Scheppele (Princeton)
Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by EPS and LAPA

The Choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States’ Preferences for Economic and Fiscal Integration
Mar 11, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

European Union Program
Fabio Wasserfallen (University of Salzburg, Fung Fellow Princeton)
Cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder
Mar 24, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Abram De Swaan, University of Amsterdam

The German ‘Special Path’: Portrait of an Intellectual Trope
Apr 7, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m.  · 011 Robertson Hall

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Franka Maubach, Visiting Research Scholar, History Dept.

TBD
Apr 15, 2015  ·  12:15 p.m.  · 023 Robertson

European Union Program
John Peterson, University of Edinburgh
Cosponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

France 1940: Defending the Republic
Apr 16, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr

PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Philip Nord, Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Department of History, Princeton University
Co-sponsored with the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Wars of Religion: Past & Present
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 23 - 24, 2015

 

FALL

Friday, Oct 10 - 11
Debate: What Was the Twentieth Century, and When Did It End?
Speakers:
Fritz Stern, (German Historian, Columbia University professor emeritus; Jeremy Adelman (Princeton); Kate Epstein (Rutgers University, Camden);Prof. Norbert Frei (Jena Center, Friedrich Schiller University); Sheldon Garon (Princeton); Harold James(Princeton)
Franka Maubach (Jena Center, Friedrich Schiller University); Philip Nord (Princeton);Anson Rabinback (Princeton);Dominik Rigoll (Jena Center, Friedrich Schiller University)
Audience: Open to the Public
2:00pm
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Friday, Nov. 7
Crisis, Reform and Reform-crisis: The State of European Politics
Jurgen Kaube
6:00 p.m.
Location: 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Banking for Emigration: The Warburg Bank's Late Surrender
Dorothea Hauser, Cologne University
4:30 p.m.
Location: 029 Robertson Hall

SPRING

Thursday, April 17
"Two Ukraines" and Euromaidan: Searching for a New Interpretive Model
Andreii V. Portnov, Humboldt University
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

April 18 - 19, 2014
An Awkward Anniversary? Ten Years of Central and East Europe in the EU
Conference
302 Marx Hall

Monday, April 28, 2014
Multilateralism and the Post-Bretton Woods World
Bertrand Badre, Managing Director, World Bank
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the European Union Program

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfThursday, May 1, 2014
Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment
Jürgen Habermas, Johan-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
4:30 p.m.

McCosh 50
Cosponsored by EPS; the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the University Center for Human Values

 

 

Friday, May 2, 2014
European Union Program Workshop
Not open to the public

 

February 21-22, 2014
Architecture, Urban Space, and Democracy
Workshop
Chair: Jan-Werner Müller
301 Marx Hall

Held under the auspices of the Project in the History of Political Thought at the Center for Human Values (UCHV). For more information, contact Kim Girman, kgirman@princeton.edu.

Cosponsored by UCHV, the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, and the Program in European Cultural Studies

Monday, March 3, 2014
The Meaning of Maidan: A Roundtable on Developments in Ukraine
Speakers: Mark Beissinger, Princeton University; Edyta Bojanowska, Rutgers University; Harold James, Princeton University; Grigo Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Moderator: Jan-Werner Muller
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the European Union Program and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfThursday, March 6, 2014
The Role of National Constitutional Courts in European Democracy
Dieter Grimm, Humboldt University, Berlin
4:30 p.m.
010 East Pyne

Cosponsored with the European Union Program and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

 

Monday, March 10, 2014
Panel Discussion
Who Really Holds Power in Europe Today?  A Panel on Eurocracy

Didier Georgakakis, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Respondents:
R. Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University
Ezra Suielman, Princeton University

Cosponsored with the European Union Program.

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfThursday, March 27, 2014
This Time is Serious: Capitalism on the Brink
Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored with the European Union Program.

 

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfTuesday, April 1, 2014
Germany's Role in Europe and the World
Guido Westerwelle, former Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored with the European Union Program and Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Why America Is Not Exceptional: The New Deal in Global Perspective
Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University
Respondent: David Ciepley, University of Denver; and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
Chair: Harold James, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Future of the European Welfare State
Stefano Sacchi, Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Milan
Noon
Invitation only

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfMonday, April 14, 2014
The Mediatization of Politics: Political Themes in Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television
Ib Bondebjerg, University of Copenhagen
Noon
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored with the European Union Program, the Program on European Cultural Studies, and the Project in the History of Political Thought, University Center for Human Values

 

Thursday, April 17
"Two Ukraines" and Euromaidan: Searching for a New Interpretive Model
Andreii V. Portnov, Humboldt University
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored with the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

April 18 - 19, 2014
An Awkward Anniversary? Ten Years of Central and East Europe in the EU
Conference
302 Marx Hall

Monday, April 28, 2014
Multilateralism and the Post-Bretton Woods World
Bertrand Badre, Managing Director, World Bank
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored with the Euopean Union Program

https://webshare.princeton.edu/users/piirs/pdf/450327%20PIIRS%20EPS%20GRIMM%20Poster_REVISED.pdfThursday, May 1, 2014
Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment
Jürgen Habermas, Johan-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
4:30 p.m..

McCosh 50
Cosponsored by EPS; the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the University Center for Human Values

 


Friday, May 2, 2014
European Union Program Workshop
Not open to the public

2012-13

FALL

Thursday, September 27, 2012
European Union:  An Indispensable Partner
José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Noon
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
Workshop
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
Noon
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
Noon
Organized by PIIRS, cosponsored with the European Union Program

SPRING

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
Noon
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 
Noon
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
Noon
210 Dickinson Hall

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

 

2011-12

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
Noon
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
Noon
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
Noon
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
Conference
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
Noon
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
Noon
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
Conference
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
Noon
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

2009-10

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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