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The Unripe Fruits of Rapprochement: Greek-Turkish Relations and the Cyprus Question in the Post-Helsinki Era

April 9, 2012

Ever since December 1999, when Greece lifted its longstanding veto and Turkey became an EU candidate state, Greece and Turkey have attempted to overcome animosity and mistrust and resolve their...

European and Global Economic Crisis Series: "Europe At The Cross Road – Ending or Finalizing the EMU"

January 23, 2012

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard has been a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2002 and is also a senior associate at the Rhodium Group, a New York-based research firm...

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 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”.

Money, Politics and the Future of Globalization

July 3, 2011

Inaugural lecture for the Institute for Social Banking, Canterbury, UK Summer School.  A link to the video of this talk can be found below: July 3, 2011 "Money, Politics and the Future of...

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...

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Financial Crisis?

April 6, 2011

From 2007 to 2010, a financial and economic crisis gripped the United States, Europe and the world.

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.

Turkey's Transformation: Foreign Policy, Political Economy and Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations

February 17, 2011

The session will focus on the social, political and economic changes that have been taking place in Turkey, and its implications for the U.S.-Turkey relations.

Religion, State and Multiculturalism in Israel

February 2, 2011

Michael Karayanni, Edward S.

Will the State Survive the 3rd Millennium?

November 9, 2010

Prince Hans-Adam II has dedicated his reign to bring Liechtenstein into the modern international community.

Post-Conflict International Human Rights: Bright Spots, Shadows, Dilemmas

April 22, 2010

José Zalaquett is a Chilean lawyer and legal scholar known for his work defending human rights in Chile during the regime of General Pinochet.

Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization

February 26, 2010

The lecture is preceded by a workshop at 10am in the same location. For additional information please access the DLCL site listing here.

The European Union's Lisbon Treaty : Assessment and Implications for the United States

February 18, 2010

Born in Tunis in 1957, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi is a Paris-based international lawyer, policy adviser and public intellectual.

The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike

December 1, 2009

It is commonly believed that America and Europe are very different societies, and growing apart.

Wi(l)der West? A Transatlantic Perspective on the European Periphery from the Balkans and Turkey to Russia

October 22, 2009

In recent years, the United States and its European Union partners have often diverged in their policy outlooks towards the wider European periphery—the diverse region stretching from the Balkans...

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.

Visit by Sir Jonathan Phillips

September 8, 2009

The Forum on Contemporary Europe designed and sponsored this meeting as part of its series on global conflict, and peace and reconciliation.  This session was conducted as a high level, by...

The New Global Architecture - Where Europe Fits In

May 18, 2009

Ambassador Sheinwald discusses how he envisages international relations will form in the near and far future.