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Visit by Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer

February 16, 2010

Jan Fischer was born in Prague in 1951 to a family of mathematical statisticians and actuarial mathematicians.

Merkel 2, And What It Means for European and International Politics

September 29, 2009

Please join the Forum on Contemporary Europe for a first assessment of the September 27 German elections by FSI Senior Fellow Josef Joffe.

Austria and Central Europe Since 1989: Legacies and Future Prospects

March 5, 2009

This conference on Austria and Central Europe Since 1989: Legacies and Future Prospects is the third in the series of biannual international conferences to study the political and cultural...

Writing Migration in Contemporary Galicia

February 20, 2009

Professor Hooper examines how literature is affecting the changing identity of Galicia today.

America and Europe After Bush

November 18, 2008

This program is sponsored jointly by the Forum on Contemporary Europe, International Law Society, and Stanford Law School.José María Aznar was born in Madrid in 1953.

Can We Globalize Markets and Safeguard Social Welfare? Seeking answers in Flexicurity and a New European Left

October 30, 2008

Having dominated Danish politics for over a decade, as Prime Minister and leader of the Danish Social Democrat Party, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was elected President of the Party of European Socialists ...

The European Union - entering the big league?

April 25, 2008

The European Union has been described as "an economic giant but a political pygmy".

Victor and Yuliya: Repeating 2005?

April 10, 2008

Ambassor Pifer examines the emerging tensions between President Yushchenko and Prime Minister Tymoshenko's camps in these early stages of their coaliton.

Is "Eastern Europe" Disappearing?

February 25, 2008

"Eastern Europe" is a concept many political scientists, area studies scholars, and lay people have been using over the years almost by default.

The Political Representation of the Poor: How Electoral Rules Affect Poverty Responsiveness

January 24, 2008

Karen Long Jusko is an Assistant Professor (Subject to PhD) in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, with expertise in comparative democratic politics and quantitative methods...

The Middle East Peace Process: European-US-Greater Middle East Efforts for Progress

December 13, 2007

Professor Susser discusses the social economic decline in the Middle East, particularly in reference to the subsequent changing power dynamic.

Ukraine's September Elections and the Challenges Awaiting the New Government

November 14, 2007

The 2007 Ukrainian elections are a clear move forward in a variety of ways. Ambassador Steven Pifer sets out why, as well as the options for the creation of a coalition government. Mr.

Democratic Politics in the European Parliament

September 28, 2007

Professor Roland examines party politics, particularly in the context of the European parliament.

The United Kingdom and Current Challenges and Opportunities in World Politics

March 30, 2006

Since 2004, Dominic Martin has been Counsellor at the British Embassy Washington, responsible for Political and Public Affairs. Mr.

After the German Election: The End of 1968?

October 4, 2005

Following the recent elections in Germany, Heinz Bude will explain the election results and discuss the current political climate in Germany in terms of the larger historical and global perspective...

Mini-Symposium: Political and Economic Aspects of European Union Enlargement

December 6, 2002

Political Panel 10:00am - 12:00pm Speakers: Leonardo Morlino, Terry Givens, Amichai Adam Magen Economic Panel 11:00am - 12:00pm Speakers: Timothy Josling, Karl Aiginger, Pan Yotopoulos Lunch 12...