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Timothy Josling dies at age 78

News / December 10, 2018

Timothy Josling, a professor emeritus at the former Food Research Institute and an affiliate of The Europe Center known for his encyclopedic knowledge of international agricultural policy, died on Nov. 27.

Timothy Josling, a Stanford professor emeritus of agricultural economics, died at his home in Davis, California, on Nov. 27 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 78.

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Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

News / October 2, 2018

FSI's three new center directors, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Colin Kahl, and David Lobell, outline their vision.

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Steven Pifer, new CISAC and TEC fellow, to focus on international security

News / September 5, 2018

Ambassador Steven Pifer, BA ’76, a top expert in U.S.-European relations, arms control and security issues and retired State Department Foreign Service officer, has been named to a new senior position at Stanford University.

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Anna Grzymala-Busse Appointed New Director of The Europe Center

News / May 23, 2018

The Europe Center is pleased to announce that Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse will assume its directorship on September 1, 2018. Founded in 1997 and jointly sponsored by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Stanford Global Studies (SGS), The Europe Center (TEC) provides an interdisciplinary platform for collaboration among scholars who teach and conduct research on the histories, cultures, institutions, and people of Europe. Grzymala-Busse will succeed Kenneth Scheve, a senior fellow at FSI and professor of political science, who has led the center since 2013.

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Featured Faculty Research: Dan Edelstein

News / January 10, 2018

Dan EdelsteinDan Edelstein earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Stanford in 2004. He is William H.

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Americans have different ideas about what makes taxes ‘fair.’ But the GOP bill has something all sides oppose.

Commentary / December 21, 2017

In the New York Post article written by Ken Scheve and David Stasavage, the co-authors of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, the real motivation behind opposition to the GOP tax bill is examined in light of their research. 

To read the full article, please visit the Washington Post (Monkey Cage) webpage.

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Stanford study examines political reckoning of authoritarians in the face of crises

News / December 18, 2017

In the years since World War II, as the global geopolitical map was drawn and redrawn along ideological lines, the world witnessed ascension of many authoritarians. They often ruled for long stretches, but eventually most faced a political reckoning. The people they governed no longer accepted their authority and demanded change.

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New Stanford research explores immigrants’ decision to return to Europe during historical Age of Mass Migration

News / September 12, 2017

Image of Ran AbramitzkyToday’s conversation about immigration and the role of immigrants in America is not so different from the conversations that took place more than 100 years ago, when European immigrants settled in cities and on farms in the United States.

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The Magnitsky Act - Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting lobbied against it; why does Putin hate it so much?

News / July 13, 2017

Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Professor of History, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution writes about Putin's views on the Magnitsky Act.

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Macron, Brexit and the Future of European Politics

News / July 13, 2017

 

Patrick Chamorel, senior resident scholar at the Stanford Center in Washington DC, weighs in on the geopolitical impact of the French and UK elections in a Scholars' Circle interview.  Joining the discussion are Jeroen Dewulf, associate professor of German at UC Berkeley and Mark Amsler, associate professor of European Languages and Literature at the University of Auckland. 

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Breaking down Brexit

News / June 28, 2017

Christophe Crombez, Stanford Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center, talks about the global effects of Brexit on World Affairs

To listen to the conversation in its entirety, please visit the World Affairs' Conversations that Matter  webpage.

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The Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship at Stanford

News / February 21, 2017


The history of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford begins with the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. At this time, Austria wanted to make a gift to the United States – as did many other states –  in order to demonstrate its appreciation for America’s support following the Second World War.

The proclamation by the Austrian National Committee on the American Bicentennial reads as follows:

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Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor: Axel Polleres

News / February 20, 2017
Axel PolleresAxel Polleres is currently a visiting professor at Stanford under the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professors program hosted by The Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
 
During his stay at Stanford, Axel will work mainly with the B
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Featured Faculty Research: Jonathan Rodden

News / February 19, 2017

Jonathan Rodden imageJonathan Rodden started his academic career at MIT, and joined the Stanford political science faculty in 2007. In 2012, he founded the Stanford Spatial Social Science Lab, which is a center for research and teaching dedicated to the use of geo-spatial data in the social sciences.

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Featured Graduate Student Research: Michael Schwalbe

News / February 19, 2017

Michael Schwalbe and friends in LondonMichael Schwalbe is a PhD candidate in Psychology and a researcher at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Michael’s research focuses on the psychology of change and how theory-driven interventions increase achievement and well-being.

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Stanford historian uncovers a grim correlation between violence and inequality over the millennia

News / January 24, 2017

What price do we pay for civilization? For Walter Scheidel, a professor of history and classics at Stanford, civilization has come at the cost of glaring economic inequality since the Stone Age. The sole exception, in his account, is widespread violence – wars, pandemics, civil unrest; only violent shocks like these have substantially reduced inequality over the millennia.

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The Europe Center January 2017

News / January 23, 2017

 

Event Recap: The European Crises, Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)

 

The Europe Center kicked off its winter quarter talks by continuing its series on the European Union. Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Director of the European Union Program at Princeton, spoke on the topic of "The European Crises."

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Visiting Scholar: Jonas Tallberg

News / January 16, 2017

Jonas TallbergJonas Tallberg is Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University. His research interests are global governance and European Union politics. He currently directs the research program “Legitimacy in Global Governance” (LegGov), funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

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Featured Graduate Student Research: Jane Esberg

News / January 10, 2017

Jane EsbergJane Esberg is a PhD Candidate in Political Science.

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