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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Historicizing the Realist Imagination: Hans Morgenthau in the Early Cold War

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Matthew Specter, Institute of European Studies

Institute of European Studies


International relations has recently enjoyed a “historical turn,” in which the intellectual biographies of major figures like E.H. Carr and Hans Morgenthau, as well as the origins of central concepts like “internationalism” and “realism” have been reconstructed. Figures from Henry Kissinger to Barack Obama have claimed the mantle of “realist,” but the figure who gave its most distinctive modern...   More >

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The 'Global 1968' at Fifty: What it Meant and What it Means

Lecture | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies


Timothy Scott Brown will discuss the global revolt of 1968 on both sides of the Cold War divide, identifying basic principles that underpinned the revolt in its diverse national and regional locations. Exploring the transnational exchanges and communities of the imagination that make it possible to speak of a global 1968, he will place the events of fifty years ago in historical perspective with...   More >

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Astrid M. Eckert, Emory University

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC


This talk investigates the ecological footprint of the Iron Curtain and the consequences of the border regime for landscape and wildlife. It moves beyond the quotidian claim that the Iron Curtain divided ecosystems and landscapes by arguing that the fortifications and all activities that kept them functional became causal – in direct or in mitigated fashion – to changes in the natural environment...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What’s the problem with populism? Defining Contemporary Populism’s Challenge to Liberal Democracy

Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Ludvig Norman, Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm

Institute of European Studies


It is commonly argued, in academic and popular debate alike, that contemporary populism presents liberal democracy with a set of challenges. However, the definitional confusion over populism has made the study of this phenomenon difficult and has prevented a clear discussion on what, if anything, is the problem with populism. This talk offers a way to rethink contemporary populism with a view to...   More >

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Europe. America. Trump.

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


John Peterson, University of Edinburgh

Institute of European Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies


The election of Donald Trump in 2016 sent shock waves across political classes globally and prompted debates about whether his ‘America first’ agenda threatened the liberal international order generally and the transatlantic alliance specifically. During his first year in office, Trump seemed determined to undermine the hallmarks of the international order: democracy, liberal economics and...   More >

Monday, April 16, 2018

False Comfort: Sex, Prayer, and Modernism in Eimear McBride' s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall


Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross

Institute of European Studies


A lecture on Eimear McBride, the acclaimed Irish novelist, by Paige Reynolds, Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross