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Dealing with a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule

May 14, 2013

The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on transforming the international landscape through military force in order to enhance America’s national security.

Politics, Journalism and Public Broadcasting Service: Lost in the Labyrinth

May 6, 2013

In our current societies, the media are backbone institutions of social life, a tool through which we can strength or deteriorate our democracy.

The Spanish Media and Catalonia: a Story of Construction and Destruction

April 15, 2013

This lecture is part of the "Iberian Studies Program Lecture Series" Antoni Bassas (Barcelona, Catalonia, 1961) is a journalist, and graduated with his degree in journalism from the Autonomous...

“Migrant Tastes and Formation of Popular Culture: The Case of Turkey”

April 10, 2013

In societies with continuous in-and-out migration in relatively short periods the formation of dominant culture comes into shape as "popular".

Special TEC-CISAC Seminar: Cooperating to Compete: The Role of Regional Powers in Global Nuclear Governance

February 21, 2013

Francesca completed her D.Phil at Oxford University (2009-2012) in the Department of Politics and International Relations with a thesis that explores the role of regional powers in designing and...

Never Waste a Crisis: the European Left Holds the Key to Solving Common Challenges

February 6, 2013

Is the Eurozone crisis undermining European democratic socialism?

Stanford Faculty Discussion: Salman Rushdie's "Joseph Anton: A Memoir"

November 29, 2012

The Europe Center invites you to attend this special event with opening remarks by co-hosts Amir Eshel, Abbas Milani, and Tobias Wolff All interested faculty and students from all fields are...

History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions

May 17, 2012

The second conference in the multi-year TEC-Van Leer Jerusalem Institute project on the reconciliation of divided regions and societies.

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.

European and Global Economic Crisis Series: "The Spanish Economic and Financial Crises"

May 1, 2012

Joan Casanovas will provide an analysis of the evolution of the current Spanish economic crisis and the way this crisis is presented by the media.

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy: Losing its Balance

April 13, 2012

This talk will address a primary foreign policy challenge for independent Ukraine which has been to strike a proper balance between its relations with the West and those with Russia.  Today,...

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France

March 1, 2012


Russia on the Verge: What After the Post-Soviet Paradigm?

December 2, 2011

Fyodor Lukyanov is editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, published in Russian and English with the participation of Foreign Affairs magazine.

Emergence of Nationalism in Greece and Turkey: A Comparative Historical Account

October 26, 2011

Greek Nationalism had an early start in late 18th century because of the preponderance of the Greek language in Balkan institutions of learning.

The End of Hungarian Democracy? International Implications

October 21, 2011

Co-sponsored by The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and The Europe Center   Event Synopsis: The End of Hungarian Democracy?

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”.

Why Sweden Did Not Build the Bomb: Testing the Swedish Case Against International Relations Theories

July 18, 2011

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans?

Images Against Words: German and Soviet Engagements of the Other in World War II (1941-1943)

May 3, 2011

This talk presents the prolonged deadly encounter between the Germans and Soviets in World War II as a clash between two different interpretive templates.  In engaging the Soviet enemy, Nazi German...

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 19, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).

Weak Sovereignty: Russia, Europe and the in-Between States

April 13, 2011

The countries sandwiched between Russia and the European Union are not fully independent actors in regional and international politics: they cannot join the EU or NATO and do not wish to form a...

Now More Than Ever: Ensuring Security and Achieving Peace in a Changing Middle East

April 7, 2011

With democratic revolutions spreading throughout the region, and as US, European and NATO forces enter the conflict in Libya, the transatlantic community shares concern over events in the greater...

What is in A Coffee Cup? Turkey and the European Union

April 7, 2011

5:00 pm: Reception6:00 PM: Screening of “Coffee Futures” (2009, 22 minutes), followed by a discussion with: Zeynep Gursel(Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor; Director ...