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The Europe Center February 2018
BOOK TALK WITH RAN ABRAMITZKY
The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World
Join us on March 8, 2018, to celebrate the release of Ran Abramitzy's new book. Weaving the story of his own family’s experiences as kibbutz members with extensive economic and historical data, Ran sheds light on the idealism and historic circumstances that helped kibbutzim overcome their economic contradictions. Ran is Associate Professor of Economics and SIEPR Senior Fellow at Stanford and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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FEATURED RESEARCH
Featured faculty research:
Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden started his academic career at MIT, and joined the Stanford political science faculty in 2007. In 2012, he founded the Stanford Spatial Social Science Lab, which is a center for research and teaching dedicated to the use of geo-spatial data in the social sciences. Jonathan’s recent work focuses on the geography of economic production and political competition, especially in industrialized societies. Learn more about Jonathan's research.
Featured graduate student research: Michael Schwalbe 
Michael Schwalbe is a PhD candidate in Psychology and a researcher at the Center for Poverty and Inequality. His research focuses on the psychology of change and how theory-driven interventions increase achievement and well-being. With the support of a grant from The Europe Center, Michael traveled to London in October of 2017 to access and analyze final outcome data of a large-scale randomized control trial he helped design and implement. Read more about Michael's research.
Learn more about our Graduate Student Grant Competition
GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS IN GERMANY
Please join us in congratulating the awardees of the Graduate Internship and Research Program in Germany sponsored by The Europe Center and the Stanford Club of Germany.

Eric Ballouz, MS, Mechanical Engineering
Amelia Bian, MS, Mechanical Engineering
Karen Dowling, PhD candidate, Electrical Engineering
Monica Hew, PhD candidate, Aero/Astro Engineering
Jordan Wiker, MS, Electrical Engineering

Learn more about the Graduate Internship and Research Program in Germany.
Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor
Axel Polleres, Professor of Data and Knowledge Engineering, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Join us in welcoming Axel Polleres, the 2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor. Axel heads the Institute of Information Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and will work mainly with the Biomedical Informatics Research Center while in residence at Stanford. He will speak on Digital Transformation of Democracy? Challenges and Opportunities at The Europe Center on May 17, 2018. Read more about Axel's research and RSVP for his talk.
EVENTS
The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World
03/8/2018
12:00pm

Ran Abramitzky, Associate Professor of Economics and SIEPR Senior Fellow, Stanford University.
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Partnering & Parricide: Establishment reactions to new political parties, and their electoral effects
4/5/2018
12:00pm

Joost van Spanje, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam.
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Geographies of Memory, Geographies of Loss: The First World War in Portuguese East Africa
03/14/2018
12:00pm

Ana Paula Pires, researcher,  NOVA University of Lisbon.
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Comparative Politics Workshop
4/9/2018
11:30am

Lars-Erik Cederman, Professor of International Conflict Research, ETH Zurich. Co-sponsored by The Munro Lectureship Fund and Stanford Political Science.
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