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Stanford experts weigh in on the Ukrainian crisis

News / March 4, 2014
From the November 2013 public protests in Kiev to Crimea's breakaway from Ukraine, FSI scholars have been monitoring developments throughout the region. Since stepping down last month as Washington’s ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul has returned to Stanford where he continues to analyze the unfolding crisis. Follow McFaul, Kathryn Stoner, Stephen Krasner, Norman Naimark and Gail Lapidus as the FSI senior fellows share their expertise and insights into the situation.
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At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

News / February 25, 2014
Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse. But she’s worried that unless more sustainable jobs are created, economic disparities will increase.
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Pascal Lamy discusses global economic growth and the future of global governance

News / February 16, 2014
Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, visited Stanford University as a special guest of the The Europe Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies on Monday Feb. 10th.
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Europe Center awards student grants

News / December 3, 2013
Research grants were awarded to 16 grad students from a wide range of disciplines in the inaugural "Graduate Student Grant Competition" sponsored by The Europe Center this fall.
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Book: "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner," written by Adrian Daub

News / November 25, 2013
Stanford associate professor of German Studies, Adrian Daub, presents a new study on German opera in his book "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner."
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Journal Article: "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History," written by Petra Moser

News / November 25, 2013
Assistant professor of economics Patricia Moser addresses the question "What is the optimal system of intellectual property rights to encourage innovation?" in her recent article published in the "Journal of Economic Perspectives."
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Journal Article: "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy," written by Rafaela M. Dancygier and David Laitin

News / November 25, 2013
The impact of immigration on Western European demographics will be the topic of Stanford political science professor David Laitin and co-writer Rafaela Dancygier's (Princeton University) soon to be published article "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy"
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Journal Article: "Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration," written by Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, and Katherine Eriksson

News / November 25, 2013
Stanford associate professor of economics Ran Abramitzky, and co-authors Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson, study the effect of wealth on the probability of internal or international migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913) in their article "Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration."
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Book: "Dreams of Waking: An Anthology of Iberian Lyric Poetry (1400-1700)," written by Vincent Barletta, Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik

News / November 25, 2013
Vincent Barletta, Stanford associate professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and his co-editors/co-translators Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik, present a comparative approach to Iberian lyrical poetry.
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Book: "Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform", written by Stephen W. Hinton

News / August 20, 2013
Music professor Stephen Hinton's study of the works by Kurt Weills, German music composer.
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Journal Article: "The role of oversight committees in closed rule legislation", written by Christophe Crombez and Wim Van Gestel

News / August 16, 2013
Center Consulting Professor Christophe Crombez and University of Leuven Doctoral Scholar Wim Van Gestel's article formulating a game-theoretical model of closed rule legislation is soon to be published in be published in the The Journal of Theoretical Politics.
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Journal Article: "Mass Support for Global Climate Agreements Depends on Institutional Design", written by Michael Bechtel and Kenneth Scheve

News / August 16, 2013
Political Science professors Kenneth Scheve (Stanford) and Michael Bechtel's (University of Gallen) article on global climate agreements looks at how costs and distribution, participation, and enforcement affects the public support needed to sustain international efforts over the long run.
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Book: "Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia", written by Nancy Kollmann

News / August 16, 2013
History professor Nancy Kollmann relates the contrast between Russian law and its pragmatic application in the 17th and early 18th centuries to the country's social and political stability and puts Russian developments in the context of early-modern European state-building strategies and practices.
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Book: "Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism & Romanticism", written by Adrian Daub

News / August 16, 2013
German Studies assistant professor Adrian Daub takes an interdisciplinary approach in this study of the development of the metaphysical concept of marriage.
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Book: "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past", written by Amir Eshel

News / August 16, 2013
Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Professor Amir Eshel (German Studies and Comparative Literature) traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.
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The Greek Economic and Political Crisis: What it Means for Europe

Commentary / July 9, 2013

Ruby Gropas is a lecturer in international relations at the law faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and research fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). Gropas was in residence at CDDRL in 2011 as a visiting scholar. In this seminar she will discuss the ongoing Greek economic and political crisis, and what it means for the future of the European Union and monetary system. Is the crisis in Greece ‘internal’ or is it symptomatic of a wider European failure?

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Political scientist to direct The Europe Center

News / May 30, 2013

Kenneth Scheve plans to build on the center’s success by increasing its support of research with significant policy implications for contemporary European public policy challenges while offering new opportunities for Stanford students.

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EU’s Catherine Ashton asserts Europe’s responsibility for a robust foreign policy

News / May 15, 2013
The Europe Center was pleased to host Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP), at Stanford University on May 7th. HRVP Ashton’s address to a capacity audience of Stanford senior scholars is part of the Europe Center’s program focused on European and EU regional and global relations.
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Innovative leaders bridging diversity in Sweden and the West

News / May 15, 2013
The Europe Center, through its Program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region, has forged partnerships with those who bring visionary solutions to the challenge of diversity and reconciliation in our increasingly globalized world. “Harbor of Hope: a special evening celebrating Sweden’s diverse cultures” held on May 6th is the latest effort by the Europe Center to disseminate this new way of thinking. The participation of Sweden’s leading documentary filmmaker Magnus Gertten, and Sweden’s cultural entrepreneur Ozan Sunar, resulted in an unprecedented pairing and an evening of motivating insight for a large public audience.
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Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate

Commentary / April 1, 2013
Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, points out that nuclear reduction efforts have not always been accomplished through treaties requiring 2/3 majority in the Senate.
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