U.S. Policy on Eurasian Energy

October 15, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
"Any serious effort to address the complex, inter-related problems of Eurasian energy must be informed by humility," says Ambassador Richard Morningstar in the inaugural event for the European Studies Program's new European Energy Security Initiative.

A Year in Crisis: Greek Policies in Perspective

October 06, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Since military dictatorship ended 36 years ago, most observers assumed that Greece was growing in prosperity and progress. However, the current crisis indicates that Greece's recent history is far more complex. In order to understand the current state of affairs, John Koumoulides surveyed the transformation of Greece from its founding, to dictatorship, to the restoration of democracy.

Turkey's Neighborhood Policy: Implications for Turkey-U.S. Relations

September 27, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Suat Kiniklioglu, Çankiri MP (AKP); Cüneyt Yüksel, Mardin MP (AKP);Erol Aslan Cebeci, Sakarya MP (AKP);Emrehan Halici, Ankara MP (CHP); Mithat Melen, Istanbul MP (MHP)

Contested Narratives, Controversial Rituals: Recent Debates over World War Two Commemorations and the Politics of History in Croatia

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Commemorations (and counter-commemorations) of the World War Two antifascist resistance movement in Croatia continue to be a source of debates over both political and ethnic identities. This talk examines the transformation of several memorial days in Croatia during the post-communist transition, in particular focusing on the content of the commemorative speeches given at these political rituals.

Europe's Neighborhood Policies in a New Context: The Impact of Crisis

September 09, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Panagiota Manoli, Lecturer, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Rhodes) and Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Launch: Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull

July 23, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Europe is trying to find its place in this rapidly changing global age, just like America and the new Asian powers. What are its chances of securing its achievements of peace, stability, prosperity, and a relatively important geopolitical status? And why do many think that Europe, this part of the world that was once so mighty, now resembles a fragile old lady looking in the mirror and thinking of the good old days? Is there any truth to what these doomsayers claim?

NATO's New Strategy in the Era of Financial Crisis

July 13, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Marios Efthymiopoulos, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director General, Strategy International (Greece)

Greening the Mediterranean: Greek Foreign Policy Against the Backdrop of the Financial Crisis

July 08, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Spyros Kouvelis, Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

Beyond Cairo: Visions of a New Decade in European Islamic Relations

June 23, 2010 // 9:00am3:00pm
Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University Law School; H.A. Hellyer, University of Warwick; Luc Véron, Delegation of the European Union (Washington, DC); Rebeya Müller, Institute for Interfaith Education and Teaching (Germany); Daut Dauti, Center for Islamic Pluralism (UK); Bassam Tibi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany); Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard University; Rahsaan Maxwell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Senem Aydin Duzgit, Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)


Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant