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Human Barriers to International Trade

January 18, 2017

This paper investigates the impact of human barriers on international trade using data on common ancestry.

Brexit: What's next for the UK and Europe?

August 16, 2016

  The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union this summer promises to fundamentally alter the political and economic future of the UK and the rest of the European Union.

**Cancelled** Brexit, Trump and the politics of fear: is populism here to stay?

July 12, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** With the backdrop of the Brexit vote in the UK, Nick Clegg will explore the factors behind the rise of the politics of identity, populism and nationalism in the UK...

Membership Conditionality and Institutional Reform: The Case of the OECD

May 15, 2014

The process of joining an IO may cause liberalization before membership. Thus studies that only evaluate compliance after membership underestimate the effects.

World Trade and Global Governance

February 11, 2014

Europe Center special event with guest lecturer Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization

The Political Economy of Transatlantic Free Trade

March 7, 2013

In his State of the Union address on February 12 President Obama announced that the US will set up a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union.

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?

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?

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).

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.

What the EU Stands For in A Changing World

February 10, 2011

The European Union is a construction “sui generis” and still a work in progress.

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).

The US-Israel Relationship Today: Historical and Personal Perspectives

February 12, 2010

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments.

Russian Science and the Current Crisis

November 10, 2009

In her presentation "Russian Science Policy: Before and During the Economic Crisis," Irina Dezhina will outline the major characteristics of the R&D sector in Russia and offer an analysis of...

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

May 7, 2009

In a culmination of years of research, travel, and experience, Siddarth Kara puts together his thesis on how to tackle the business of modern sex slavery in his Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business...

Ukraine's Challenges, the West's Response

April 16, 2009

Ambassador Pifer clearly sets out the central issues for Ukraine in this coming year.

The USSR and European Integration

February 12, 2009

Professor Mueller focuses not only on Russia's current relations with the EU but also the historical buildup to the current state of play.

Creating a New Europe

December 4, 2008

Professor Hedlund explores a shift in focus in Europe away from the 'Brussels vs.

Where Ukraine is Headed: Transition to Europe

October 2, 2008

Professor Gardner discusses Ukraine's rise since its 'dramatic' recession in the 90s.

Poland in an Integrated Europe: Perspectives for sustainable development, greater innovation and strategic partnership in the globalized economy

April 30, 2008

Economic security, sustainable development, clean energy and energy security, better regulations, greater innovativeness and the growing share of Polish economy in the international market; these...

Trafficking of Women in Post-Communist Europe

April 18, 2008

This international conference will examine the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, a trade that has rapidly expanded since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR.

The European Union and "Chindia"

April 14, 2008

The rise of China and India is unparalleled in human history because never before has the world witnessed the simultaneous and consistent takeoffs of two nations, accounting for more one third of...


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