Lectures

Europaeum Lecture : South Africa and Democracy

Professor William BeinartProfessor William Beinart The next Europaeum Lecture is to be given by Professor William Beinart, Fellow of St Antony's College and Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the University of Oxford, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in our continuing Oxford-Geneva Link Programme series. The lecture on 28th May will be on the subject of South Africa: Lessons for African Democracy. Professor Beinart was founding Director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, and President of the UK African Studies Association. His major research interests are in South African history, politics and society - recently focussing on environmental history,in southern Africa and beyond. He is currently conducting a research project on popular images and representations of Africa. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2009, For more see the event poster here. The event will be chaired by GIIDS Director, Professor Philippe Burrin.

Europaeum Lecture : Thursday November 13th at 14.15

HSH Prince Hans Adam II of LiechtensteinHSH Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein HSH Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein will speak on "The State in the Third Millennium and the Crisis of Self-Determination", with Professor Yves Mény, former President of the European University Institute, Florence, as lead discussant. All welcome - tea and cake for all served afterwards ! Come to the Nissan Theatre at St Antony's College, Oxford University. For further information, please read the poster here.To see the list of participants click here

2014 MA in European History seminar series

Tags: Untitled Document The 10 Europaeum MA students are now in Oxford preparing for their final term, when they write up their dissertations, which are on a range of topics from Politicization of National History of the Ukraine to Memoires of soldier's during the Peninsular War and from Post-Colonial Identities to Political Myths of Origin.

All Tuesday meetings take place at 9.00 am History Faculty, George Street, University of Oxford.

Europaeum Lecture: Paul Collier on Migration

Professor Paul CollierProfessor Paul CollierThe next Europaeum Lecture is to be given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Fellow of St Antony’s College, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in our continuing Oxford-Geneva Link Programme Series.  The lecture on April 29th is likely to be on the theme of migration and development. Sir Paul Collier, knighted this year for his services promoting research and policy change in Africa, is currently adviser to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund, adviser to the Africa Region of the World Bank, and adviser to DFID. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource rich societies. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post and is author of numerous books including The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013). Please view the poster here.

Europaeum Lecture: Re-evaluating the Legacy of Henry Kissinger: Statesman or Stuntman

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Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva will give a Europaeum Lecture in February at St Antony's College, Oxford. His title will be Re-evaluating the Legacy of Henry Kissinger: Statesman or Stuntman?
The Lecture will be held at St Antony's College, Oxford on February 19th and chaired by Professor MacMillan. Two new discussants will take part in the forthcoming lecture: Peter Jay, former UK Ambassador to the US, and Joe Klein, Time Columnist and author of Primary Colours. Professor Hanhimäki is a leading expert on the international history of the Cold War. He is an advisor, and former director, for the Programme for the Study of Global Migration at the Geneva Institute. His main research interests include American foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and the international history of the Cold War.

Lecture by Faisal Devji in Geneva - May 27th 2013

Tags: Another Europaeum Lecture will take place in our continuing Oxford-Geneva Link Programme, to be delivered by Dr Faisal Devji, Reader in Modern South Asian History at Oxford and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, who will speak on Muslim Passions in Europe. The event will take place at 18.30 in the main auditorium of the Graduate Institute for International Development and Relations. The event will be chaired by Professor Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute, who sits on our Board of trustees - who gave the first of the Europeaum Lectures in this now 10-year series, on Strands on Nazi Anti-Semitism.. All welcome.

A Kind of Madness: Jean-Jacques Rousseau on International Relations

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21/05/2012 - 18:00
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Sir Adam RobertsSir Adam Roberts

Continuing our ongoing Oxford-Geneva Links programme, which brings scholars from Oxford to Geneva, and Geneva to Oxford, the Europaeum is organising another special lecture hosted by our partner The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. This year Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for International Studies, Oxford, Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy, will lecture on A Kind of Madness: Jean-Jacques Rousseau on International Relations on May 21st. Sir Adam is a long-time supporter of the Europaeum, having delivered the published Europaeum Lecture on International Law and the Use of Military Force : The United Nations, the United States and Iraq at the Universiteit Leiden on June 6th, 2003. Click here to download the event poster.

This event will be open to the public. Interested students and scholars should contact the Europaeum Office for more information.

The End of War: Political Violence in the 20th Century

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07/11/2011 - 17:15
07/11/2011 - 19:00
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Professor Keith Krause, Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, will be lecturing at Corpus Christi College, Oxford on November 7th on The End of War: Political Violence in the 20th Century, continuing our prestigious lecture series begun 10 years, which has seen luminaries such as Ralf Dahrendorf, Margaret Macmillan, Charles Wiplosz and many others take part. Sir Adam Roberts, now president of British academy, who gave a much discussed Europaeum Lecture in 2003 on International Law and the Use of Military Force: The United Nations, the United States and Iraq, will chair this event. See attached poster for details of the event

MA Oxford Lectures - Trinity 2012

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The Europaeum Masters Programme in European History and Civilisation offers graduate students a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European history and institutions, their philosophical and historical backgrounds and underpinnings, and their social and economic contexts, through the lens of three different university worlds. This knowledge plays an increasingly crucial role in practical decision-making and strategic planning, where Europe-wide and global contact and negotiation is required.

The Fault-lines of Europe

History Faculty, George Street, University of Oxford

 All seminars take place at 10.00 am

Why did Communism end in Europe? Why did it mutate in Asia?

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11/05/2011 - 16:00
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Professor Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and former Director of the Russian and East European Centre at St Antony’s College, will speak on the topic Why did Communism end in Europe? Why did it mutate in Asia? on May 11, 2011 at Charles University, Prague. Professor Brown is one of the world's premier academics on Russian and Soviet politics, Communist politics, the Cold War and political leadership. This Europaeum Lecture will be Co-Chaired by Dr Milan Znoj, Department of Political Science at Charles University, and Researcher in the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences; and Dr Michal Pullman, Head of the Department of Economic and Social History at Charles University.

Please download the event Poster for more information.

Bypassed in the New Economic Order? The EU and Global Governance after the Crash

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03/03/2011 - 00:00
03/03/2011 - 23:59
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The Europaeum continued its series of lectures linking the University of Oxford and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, under the special Oxford-Geneva Link Programme, now in its 10th year. On March 3rd 2011, Dr. Ngaire Woods, Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme and Academic Director of the new Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, delivered a Europaeum Lecture at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, on Bypassed in the New Economic Order? The EU and Global Governance after the Crash. Professor Slobodan Djajic was the chair.

The Great Trade Collapse: What happened ? What happens next ?

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15/11/2010 - 00:00
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Professor Richard BaldwinProfessor Richard BaldwinProfessor Richard Baldwin, Professor of Economics, at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, gave a Europaeum Lecture in Oxford at Balliol College on November 15th on The Great Trade Collapse: What happened ? What happens next ? The discussant will be Professor Tony Venables of the University of Oxford. The theme relates to his recent book, co-ordinated through The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Professor Baldwin served as Europaeum Visiting Professor, also taking a seminar of Economics graduates and give a talk at the Economics Faculty. For some background see his recent article on The great trade collapse and trade imbalances. For full details of the talk see the event Poster.

Science and the travails of Modernity in Fin-de-siècle France

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21/10/2010 - 14:10
21/10/2010 - 15:45
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Professor Robert Fox, long-time Europaeum contributor and supporter, who is currently teaching and lecturing in Prague, will also deliver a Europaeum Lecture on October 21, from 14:00 in Room 201 at the Faculty of Arts, main building Jana Palacha Square 2, on Science and the travails of Modernity in Fin-de-siècle France. As a Europaeum Visiting Professor Professor Fox will also be available to meet young scholars working in the field of the History of Science.

Common Values and Federalism in Europe

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28/09/2010 - 17:30
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Peter SutherlandPeter Sutherland

The Europaeum is organising a very special event with Peter Sutherland chairman of Goldmann Sachs and former chairman of British Petroleum, now a UN representative on Migration and Chair of the LSE. He will be speaking at on the theme Common Values and Federalism in Europe at 17.30 on the 28th September, in the Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford .  This talk is part of a major Europaeum international conference on Federalisms - East and West - India, Europe, and North America. The conference itself is by invitation only, though the keynote talk by Mr. Sutherland is open to all.

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Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies

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03/06/2010 - 17:15
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Europaeum Lecture: Overcoming the legacy of the 20th Century: Protecting Human Rights in Modern Democracies
Thursday 3rd June, 2010, 17:15h
Leiden University, Lipsius Building, room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1)

Professor Vernon Bogdanor
Professor of Government, University of Oxford