European Studies Council Conference: “Europe Today: Challenges & Opportunities”

Event time: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 9:00am
Zoom Session See map
Event description: 

The European Studies Council presents the second annual international conference of the European Studies Graduate Fellows.

“Europe Today: Challenges & Opportunities.” 

This is day one of a two day conference. 

This conference will bring together graduate students from across disciplines - social sciences, history, humanities - to discuss the most pressing challenges facing Europe, Russia, and Eurasia today. 

Register here.

9:00 AM |

  • Welcome Remarks by Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and International & Area Studies; Acting Chair of the European Studies Council, Yale University

9:10 am | Panel I: Protest and Contentious Politics in Europe

  • Co-Chairs: Lisa Sophie Fenner, University of Cambridge & Jacqueline Georgis, Yale University
  • Yelyzaveta Monastyrova, University of Glasgow
  • Gabriel Rosenman, École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
  • Abigail Skalka, Harvard University
  • Discussant: Maria J. Hierro, Lecturer in Political Science, Yale University

10:30 am | Panel II: The Thin Line Between Democracy and Authoritarianism: Europe 2020

  • Chair:  Nadia Kalisiak, University of Cambridge
  • Anna Dobrawa Kicińska, University of Cambridge
  • Carla Montigny, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies; and Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Céleste Pagniello, University of Cambridge
  • Discussant: Milan Svolik, Professor of Political Science, Yale University

12:00 PM | Keynote Address by Radosław Sikorski, Member of the European Parliament

1:30 pm | Panel III: European Economic Recovery

  • Chair: Aniket Sangwan, University of Cambridge
  • Despoina Georgiou, University of Cambridge
  • Dan Mocanu, University of Cambridge
  • Discussant: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the EU Studies Program

3:00 pm | Panel IV: Europe and Global Governance

  • Chair:  Ryan Nabil, Yale University; Sciences Po, Paris, France
  • Ivana Damjanovic, Australian National University
  • Ryan Nabil, Yale University and Sciences Po, Paris, France
  • Pedro Schilling de Carvalho, University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School
  • Discussant: Richard Balme, Professor in Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris, France
Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public