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Featured Events

"Is There Still a Role for Europe in the 21st Century?"
Alain Lamassoure, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the EPP Bureau

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

"Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000"
Conversation Between French ComposerBetsy Jolas, and Vivian Perlis, Yale University

Thursday, October 30, 2008
4:00 PM - 7:300 PM
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27, 2008
"Will France Disappear from the World? A Great Middle Power's New Tools and Challenges for an International Strategy"
Nicolas Tenzer, French author and editor of the journal Le Banquet

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Guido Goldman Room, Busch Hall

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"Sufism after Rumi: Past and Present in Turkey and the U.S. A Panel with Musical Performance by DÜNYA"
Panel: Mehmet Sanlikol, Professor Robert Labaree, Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Virgina Danielson

5:35 PM - 8:30 PM
Theater Room, The Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"Hitler's Regiment in the First World War"
Thomas Weber, Visiting Scholar, CES

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Cabot Room, Busch Hall

Thursday, October 30, 2008
"The EU: From Roman Empire to Mediterranean Union"
Reginald Dale, Director, Transatlantic Media Network, and Senior Fellow, Europe Program

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Cabot Room, Busch Hall

Thursday, October 30, 2008
"Psychiatry and Prejudice: Perceptions of the Orient among European Jewish Immigrant Psychiatrists in Palestine, 1924-1941"
Rakefet Zalashik, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Cabot Room, Busch Hall


CES Podcasts
The series allows you to listen to and download talks from the Center. The podcast section includes featured speakers, authors presenting new books, and VOIX, an interview program of politics and culture.
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EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso delivers Spaak Lecture
Crimson photo of EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso As part of our Challenges of the 21st Century series, EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso delivered this year's Paul-Henri Spaak Lecture.

In his "Letter from Brussels to the Next President of the United States of America", Barroso laid out his vision for a renewed transatlantic cooperation.

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Micheline Calmy-Rey, foreign minister of Switzerland speaks at CES
Micheline Calmy-Rey, foreign minister of Switzerland, addressed a crowd of 100 people at CES on September 25. Her talk, entitled "Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century: Swiss Foreign Policy in a Fragmented World" offered a unique view of the evolving role of Switzerland in international affairs.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

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CES in the Media

Peter Hall comments to Huffington Post
Thomas B. Edsall, "Global Economic Crisis Likely To Have Profound Consequences For US Politics, World Relations", Huffington Post, October 13, 2008.

Arthur Goldhammer on Bernard-Henri Lévy
"The Playboy Philosopher", Inside Higher Ed, October 1, 2008.

"What price peace?"
Niall Ferguson in the Financial Times [September 26, 2008]

"Perhaps the most famous demonstration of the peace-loving inclinations of financial markets happened 70 years ago this week. The Munich agreement, signed in the early hours of Friday September 30 1938, bought a year’s peace in Europe ..."

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