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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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      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 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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      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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      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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