Events

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Changing Faces within the Greek Government: A Discussion of the Political Fallout from the Financial Crisis

March 06, 2012 // 1:00pm2:00pm
The current financial crisis in Greece has generated innovative discussions in political and economic fora, as well as in the mass media. Thanos Veremis, a Professor of Political History at the University of Athens, will be discussing Greece's current situation and what is on the nation's political horizon. Due to the fact that there is an overwhelming demand for new faces in Greek politics, preferably people with impressive achievements in their professional lives and technocrats working in the fields of business and economics, Vermis will speak on the apparently high likelihood of such a change in Greek political life in future elections.

A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West

March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Stefan Meining, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and editor of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria's Public Broadcasting Service will discuss his latest book entitled which sheds new light on the history of the Islamic scene in Germany and how it was systematically nurtured by the intelligence services.
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Germany’s Historical Euro Responsibility

March 01, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Over the past two decades, united Germany has accepted its political EU integration responsibility to move toward a European Monetary Union, to introduce the euro, and now to resolve the current Eurocrisis. There is little doubt, Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel argues, that Germany is obligated to support EU integration, constitutionally, historically, and morally.

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953

February 28, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Jamil Hasanli, former Wilson Center scholar and professor of history at Baku State University will discuss his latest book, "Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953." Hasanli will explore the ups and downs of Soviet-Turkish relations during and immediately after World War II.
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Jean Monnet and the Future of Europe

February 27, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sherrill Wells discusses the impact Jean Monnet had on European and American politics after World War II.
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The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers

February 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The United States and Europe encounter many of the same foreign policy challenges, challenges that diversely impact the two regions and produce different-but often complementary-responses. In his latest book "The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations," author Stefan Fröhlich develops a framework for future U.S.-Europe relations as the two world powers work toward meaningful and logical solutions to their shared foreign policy problems.

Trading with the Enemy: How Albanians Armed Macedonia's Revolutionaries in 1903

February 22, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Drawn from a larger project which examines the relationships between ethnic identity and anti-Ottoman insurgency in early 20th century Macedonia, Keith Brown, an associate professor at Brown University will focus on the specific instance of the Ilinden Uprising of 1903.
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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.

The Hungarian "Exception": Lessons in Political Economy

February 01, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Could Hungary's experience as a European Union member state be instructive? During the past decade the country's macroeconomic policies were characterized by sharp changes first under a socialist and later under a center-right government. George Kopits, Wilson Center Senior Scholar and former chair of Hungary's Fiscal Council, will assess the country's fiscal and monetary policies, as well as its overall economic performance and institution-building efforts against the backdrop of the deepening European financial crisis.
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Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

January 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
How did Jean Monnet, an entrepreneurial internationalist who never held an elective office, never joined a political party, and never developed any significant popular following in his native France, become one of the most influential European statesmen of the twentieth century?

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant