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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Why do Capitalist Societies Have a Problem with Financial Profits?: Value Distribution in Markets from a Comparative-Cultural Perspective

Lecture | June 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Sascha Muennich, John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Associate Professor for Comparative Sociology at the Georg August University of Göttingen; Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Institute of European Studies, American Council on Germany, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University


During and after the financial crisis of 2008 and the following ‘Great Recession’ we have witnessed a strong return of anti-capitalist sentiments and arguments in the public media and parliaments, sometimes even among economists and market experts. What has become visible in those public debates is an intense debate on the legitimacy and/or moral appropriateness of certain forms of financial...   More >

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Glance at the European Fashion World: The Dresses of Lanvin

Lecture | June 17 | 6-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Jante van der Hoeven, Pattern maker, Fashion House Lanvin

Institute of European Studies


In the heart of Paris, Jante van der Hoeven works as pattern maker (patronnière) for Fashion House Lanvin. What does a pattern maker do, and what does it take to get there? Jante will talk about her personal journey that led her to the heart of fashion, where she creates glamorous dresses for celebrities like Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and Kim Kardashian, to name a few.