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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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      The state of US-Russia relations

      News / November 29, 2016

       

      At a recent European Security Initiative (ESI) lecture held at the GSB's Oberndorf Event Center, Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the US, described US-Russia relations as being at its worse point since the end of the Cold War.

      Ambassador Kislyak then went on to list the series of US actions that he believes led up to this.  

      Moderated by Michael McFaul, the Director of FSI, Professor of Political Science, and former US Ambassador to Russia, the lecture drew a large audience of over 200 students, faculty, staff and members of the public. 

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      The fallout from Brexit

      News / November 18, 2016

      Christophe Crombez, Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center, and Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, explored the short-term and long-term consequences of Brexit and the future of the UK's relationship with Europe at a recent panel discussion titled "Brexit: What's Next for the UK and Europe."   Ken Scheve, Professor of Political Science and the Director of The Europe Center, moderated the event. 

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      Featured Graduate Student Research: Simeon Ehrlich

      News / November 7, 2016

      Simeon EhrlichSimeon Ehrlich is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and, concurrently, J.E.A. Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University.

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      Featured Faculty Research: Elaine Treharne

      News / November 7, 2016

      Elaine TreharneElaine Treharne earned her PhD from the University of Manchester, with a year as a Procter Graduate Fellow at Princeton University.

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      The Europe Center October 2016 Newsletter

      News / October 18, 2016

       

      Report Published by Students Participating in The Europe Center's Undergraduate Internship Program

       

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      Post Catalonia referendum

      Commentary / October 12, 2016

      Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the October 1st Catalonia referendum in a recent opinion piece written for The Hill.  

      Resina's article, "American influence will help Catalonia win independence", can be read on The Hill's website.

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      Featured Faculty Research: Fiona Griffiths

      News / September 20, 2016
      Fiona Griffths imageOur featured faculty member this month is Fiona Griffiths, Professor of Medieval European History. 
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      Medieval songs reflect humor in amorous courtships, Stanford scholar finds

      News / August 31, 2016

      Medieval courtship brings to mind images of chivalrous knights worshipping fair damsels, expressing their love for their ladies in refined and poetic language.

      But courtship did not play out this way for all medieval knights. Neidhart von Reuental (1190-1237), a medieval German poet, composed songs about a fictional knight whose amorous pursuits were often obstructed by local peasants.

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      Sergio Rebeles '17

      News / July 20, 2016

      One of Sergio's earliest impetuses towards a global focus for his education was becoming aware of the Sinjar massacre of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014. At Stanford, Sergio's native Spanish-speaking abilities led him to volunteer as a medical Spanish Interpreter at free clinics at Stanford and in San Jose. This solidified his desire to attend medical school in the future.

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      Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

      News / July 19, 2016
      Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties
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      Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

      Commentary / June 14, 2016

      The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.

      So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to divide European unity, said Christophe Crombez, a consulting professor in Stanford’s Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

      Britain is holding a referendum on June 23 to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union.

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