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European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

News / May 29, 2014

Appeared in Stanford Report, May 29, 2014

By Clifton B. Parker

The electoral eruption of anti-European Union populism is a reflection of structural flaws in that body but does not represent a fatal political blow, according to Stanford scholars.

In the May 25 elections for the European Parliament, anti-immigration parties won 140 of the 751 seats, well short of control, but enough to rattle supporters of the EU, which has 28 member nations. In Britain, Denmark, France and Greece, the political fringe vote totals stunned the political establishments.

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Adam Tooze Delivers The Europe Center Lectureship on Europe and the World

News / May 8, 2014
With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War as his backdrop, Tooze spoke about the history of the transformation of the global power structure that followed from Germany’s decision to provoke America’s declaration of war in 1917. He advanced a powerful explanation for why the First World War rearranged political and economic structures across Eurasia and the British Empire, sowed the seeds of revolution in Russia and China, and laid the foundations of a new global order that began to revolve around the United States.
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George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

News / May 6, 2014
In remarks that were often blunt and sometimes funny, George W. Bush spoke with Stanford students about some of the defining moments of his presidency. The conversation ranged from congressional power to his take on world leaders and the impact his policies had on curbing the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.
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At Stanford, head of EU touts stronger Europe

News / May 5, 2014
José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says the 28-nation-member European Union has enacted fiscal reforms that make it stronger and more united since the continent teetered on the economic brink in 2008.
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Graduate Student Grant Competition Winners Announced

News / April 16, 2014

Research grants from The Europe Center’s newly instituted “Graduate Student Grant Competition” were awarded in Fall 2013 to sixteen Stanford students and in Spring 2014 to ten additional students.  The bi-annual competition is part of The Europe Center's efforts to support student research focused on Europe. Funds are available for Ph.D.

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The Europe Center Featured Faculty Research

News / April 16, 2014

The Europe Center serves as a research hub bringing together Stanford faculty members, students, and researchers conducting cutting-edge research on topics related to Europe.  Our faculty affiliates draw from the humanities, social sciences, and business and legal traditions, and are at the forefront of scholarly debates on Europe-focused themes.  The Center regularly highlights new research by faculty affiliates that is of interest to the broader community.  

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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: "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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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: "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: "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: "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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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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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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