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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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      SORT vs. New START: Why the Administration is Leery of a Treaty

      Commentary / April 1, 2013
      Continuing his previous blog discussion on nuclear arms control efforts ("Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate", March 14, 2013) , Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Institute Arms Control Initiative, points out that past experience with Republican senate partisanship makes alternatives to treaties the way to go for President Obama.
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      A cloud over EUs legacy in Afghanistan?

      Commentary / February 19, 2013
      Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007. What began as a German-led police training mission in 2002 became an EU-led mission in February 2007, christened EUPOL. After 6 years, and with the close of the international military combat mission in Afghanistan looming ahead in 2014, TEC Anna Lindh Fellow and Visiting Researcher Christian Tygesen discusses what is likely to be the legacy left behind by EUPOL.
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      A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

      Commentary / February 19, 2013
      Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Francesca Giovannini, TEC and CISAC Post-Doctoral Fellow, discusses how this is now changing, with the EU clearly taking the lead in global nuclear governance and how this assumption of a global leadership role presents both opportunities and challenges within the EU.
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      Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

      News / February 11, 2013
      When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
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      TEC Visiting Professor Roland Benedikter receives recognition in Germany for new commentaries

      News / January 1, 2013
      Roland Benedikter, TEC Visiting Professor received recognition by Commentarist online journal for his news commentaries, ranking #1 in Nov. 2012 and Jan. 2013.
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