The Europe Center November 2017
Mikhail Zygar, author of The Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917
Mikhail Zygar, Russian journalist, writer, and filmmaker, and the founding editor-in-chief of the Russian independent news TV-channel, Dozhd (2010 - 2015) spoke about the perception of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution on its 100th anniversary. The Communist Revolution centenary is being largely ignored by Putin's government, while public perception has evolved over time. Listen to a recording of the event
Featured faculty research:
Elaine Treharne

Elaine Treharne is Professor of English and German Studies, and a new TEC faculty affiliate. Elaine earned her PhD from Manchester University and came to Stanford in 2012, having taught previously at Florida State and University of Leicester. Elaine’s research is focused on medieval British manuscripts from c.600CE to 1450CE, though her most recent work traces trends in human communication from 30,000BCE to the present day. Learn more about Elaine's research.
Featured graduate student research: Simeon Ehrlich
Simeon Ehrlich is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics. His dissertation research focuses on the organizational principles of urban plans in the cities of the Greeks, Romans, and contemporary Mediterranean cultures c. 800 BCE-600 CE. With the support of a research grant from The Europe Center, Simeon traveled to Rome and Athens to access and analyze archaeological site plans and excavation reports. Read more about Simeon's research.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of The Europe Center Fall 2017 Graduate Student Grant Competition:
  • Ala' Alrababa'h, Political Science, "Permission to Secede? The Impact of Foreign Powers on Separatist Movements."
  • Mackenzie Cooley, History, "A Mestizo in Madrid: The History of Tlaxcala, 1581-1584."
  • Chloe Edmondson, French, "Epistolarity and Authenticity in 17th and 18th-century France."
  • Nicholas Fenech, Comparative Literature, "The Guicciardinian Moment: Mutability and Exemplarity circa 1587."
  • Edgar Franco Vivanco, Political Science, "Censorship and Political Repression at the Dawn of Leviathan: Evidence from the Spanish Inquisition."
  • Lindsay Hundley, Political Science, "Combatting Contagion: Great Power Intervention in Civil Conflicts."
  • Samuel Huneke, History, "The Lavender State: Gay Politics and Power in Cold War Germany."
  • Dharshani Jayasinghe, Comparative Literature, "Mapping the evolution of alternative conceptions of home in 20th century France and Korea."
  • Mejgan Massoumi, History, "Radio Afghanistan and the Politics of Popular Culture, 1960-79."
  • Ilya Morozov, Quantitative Marketing, "The Effect of Health Care Price Transparency on Prices of Medical Procedures."
  • Kristo Nurmis, History, “Totalitarian Nation Building: Legitimation and Mass Mobilization in the Soviet and German Occupied Baltic States in World War II.”
  • Dilshanie Perera, Anthropology, "Barometer Falling: The Production of Knowledge Across Meteorological Worlds."
  • Anna Toledano, History, "The Independent Naturalist: José Longinos Martínez and the Birth of Natural History Collecting Across Borders in New Spain."
Learn more about our Graduate Student Grant Competition
Amalie holds a BSc, an MSc, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Her research is focused on how individuals respond economically and politically to economic policies, shocks, and information. In her current work, Amalie looks at policies to affect homeownership and saving behavior, and voters’ formation of economic beliefs and policy preferences in relation to financial conditions and economic news.
Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the U.S., shares that, as major world powers, Russia and the United States are "doomed" to dialogue in order to try to solve some of the biggest global challenges.
Bargaining Success in the Reform of the Eurozone

Jonas Tallberg, TEC Visiting Scholar from Stockholm University, will discuss reforms to the governance of the Eurozone negotiated by EU governments between 2010 and 2015, with a focus on power, preferences, and coalitions as sources of bargaining success.
Eastern European Security with Bronislaw Komorowski

Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland (2010-2015), anti-communist opposition activist, member of Parliament, and Minister of National Defence will speak on issues of Eastern European Security.
Populism as a Problem of Social Integration

Noam Gidron, Princeton University, will discuss contemporary support for populist parties, which stems from a set of economic and cultural developments that have severed the connections that usually bind people to their society, making populism an issue of social integration.
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