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Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we are now booked to full capacity and unable to take further reservations.Please contact if you would like to be placed on the...

SGS Summer Film Festival: "Intouchables" (2011, dir. Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; French)

May 27, 2016

Intouchables is a 2011 French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

Book Launch: "Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies"

February 11, 2016

-This event is now full and we are no longer able to accept RSVPs- Please join us as we celebrate the publication of David Laitin and co-authors Claire Adida (UC San Diego) and Marie-Anne Valfort's...

State of the France-US Relationship and Priorities for 2015

May 1, 2015

  Ambassador Gérard Araud will talk on a variety of topics, including the fight against terrorism after the attacks in Paris, the UN Climate Change conference being held later this year in Paris,...

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 19, 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

French Communism and the Memory of Deportation

February 3, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and The Europe Center.

Workshop on Immigration and Citizenship

May 7, 2014

Workshop Goals On the first day, develop a set of research interventions (surveys, experiments, archival searches, participant observations, etc.) that will gain some leverage in measuring...

The New Arena of Hatred and Racism in France and Europe

April 17, 2014

This is part of the French Culture Workshop series.

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers: The European Crisis and Chinese Direct Investment in the European Union

March 6, 2014

This seminar is part of the "Europe and the Global Economy" series.

The Crisis of the Secular State in France: Religion and Diversity in French Schools

October 3, 2013

This seminar is part of the French Culture Workshop series sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Division of  Literatures, Cultures and Languages Research Unit, the France-Stanford...

"Three Reichs and You are Out": Germany in the 21st Century

May 28, 2013

Germany has always been too strong or too weak for Europe. Now it is Number One again, but what a difference 70 years of democratic development and European integration have made.

Rapture at Depth: The rhetoric of enchantment in dive documentation

January 25, 2013

As part of The Europe Center's ongoing lecture series "Europe Now", Stanford professor Margaret Cohen will bring to light documentary narratives by dive pioneers of the 1920s-1950's (Beebe, Hass,...

French Election Round Table Discussion

May 4, 2012

Timed between the election's first and second rounds, this discussion brings together noted scholars and authors with unique and deep insight into contemporary French political culture.

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France

March 1, 2012


An Evening with Claude Lanzmann

March 1, 2012

A conversation sponsored by the David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar program in Jewish Studies

Islam and Contemporary Europe: “Impoliteness, or Politics Re-imagined: Rethinking Muslim Difference in France”

January 26, 2012

Workshop papers are available to Stanford affiliates upon request by email to

European and Global Economic Crisis Series: "The Italian Economic and Social Crisis"

November 18, 2011

Italy is the 8th biggest national economy in the world and the 3rd biggest in the Euro zone after Germany and France.

Scripting Revolutions

November 3, 2011

Note:  The Nov. 3rd opening lecture and reception is now full. We are unable to accept further RSVPs.

The European and Global Economic Crisis: "The Eurozone Crisis and Prospects for Future European Integration or Disintegration"

October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, delivered the following talk in The Europe Center series “The European and Global Economic Crisis”.

The European and Global Economic Crisis: ''Europe's Crisis / Europe's Future''

October 5, 2011

Audio Synopsis: First, Professor Joffe asserts that the introduction of a common European currency was politically rather than economically motivated, pursued on the basis that it would protect...

Culture and Globalization: A French Perspective

March 11, 2011

Frédéric Mitterrand is the French Minister of Culture and Communication. Throughout his career, he has been an actor, screenwriter, television presenter, writer, producer and director.

The Treaty of Lisbon and EU Trade Policy: A Political-Economic Analysis

May 17, 2010

On December 1, 2009 the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force, bringing to an end eight years of discussions on treaty reforms in the European Union (EU).


Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian