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2015 Sep 30

CES: Visiting Scholars Seminar: Federalism in West Germany 1949-2008

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Practices and notions of democracy seem to change constantly within the history of West German federalism. Between 1949 and 2008, we trace various concepts of democratic legitimacy in West Germany and later in the reunited Germany. Each time federalism related differently to democracy. Which institutions and mechanisms favored the formation of compromise? How did federal consensus-building change democratic practices?

Siegfried Weichlein Visiting Scholar...
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2015 Sep 24

CES: Visiting Scholars Seminar: Party Competition and the Politics of Broken Welfare Promises

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room
Abstract: The welfare state is among the most fought-over topics in national elections in Western democracies. Pledges on what parties will do if elected are a regular part of most campaigns. Some parties promise to expand the welfare state, others to retrench it or leave it as it is. We...
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2015 Oct 27

Mass Historical Society: Immigration, Race and the Tea Party Movement

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Luis Jiménez, University of Massachusetts—Boston
Comment: Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

To what extent has racial anxiety played a factor in the formation of the tea party movement? Previous literature, ethnographic work and anecdotal evidence point to a complex mythology of taxpayers versus freeloaders that appears to not have any empirical basis, but rather rests on racial cues. This paper tests these hypotheses through a number of measures at different levels--state,...

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2015 Sep 29

Mass Historical Society: Immigration and Urban History Seminar | Susan Eckstein (Boston University)

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

"Cuban Immigration and Exceptionalism: The Long Cold War"
For decades, the United States government has privileged Cubans over other immigrant groups. During the Cold War, policy-makers extended far more refugee benefits and immigrant privileges to Cubans than to persons seeking refuge from other Communist regimes, and this exceptionalism has continued to this day...

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2015 Nov 18

Harvard International & Global History Seminar: Arnulf Becker Lorca (Brown)

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

 Arnulf Becker Lorca,Brown University
"Critical Rather than Realist or Idealist Histories; and Global Rather than International History: Beyond Mestizo International Law"

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the...

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2015 Sep 30

Harvard International & Global History Seminar: Michael Goebel (Free University, Berlin)

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

See also: Warren Center Events

Michael Goebel (Free University, Berlin)
"Anti-Imperial Metropolis: The Politics of Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans in Interwar Paris"

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International &...

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2015 Sep 25

Warren Center: Global American Studies Symposium

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.

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Postdoctoral Fellows Megan Black, Samantha Iyer, Justin Leroy, and Stuart Schrader will offer brief presentations of their work, and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies. 

Also present and participating will be Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY), George Henderson (Wisconsin), Cedric Robinson (U.C., Santa Barbara), and Andrew Zimmerman...

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2015 Sep 11
2015 Oct 28

CES: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About the Holocaust. Poland After Jedwabne

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
For up-to-date information see the CES website.
Anna Bikont is a psychologist and writer associated with the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper since its inception in 1989. Her book 'Le Crime et le Silence' won the European Book Prize in 2011.

Anna Bikont Journalist and Writer, Gazeta Wyborcza
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