Author Archives: eamrien

Problems and Prospects for the EU after Lisbon

This week we are wrapping up a series of six podcasts on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of thirteen events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, as part of the Institute for Human Sciences European […]

The End of the Cold War: The Night the Masks Fell

This week we bring you the fifth in a series of six podcasts on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of thirteen events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, as part of the Institute for Human […]

Germany and the European Union

This week we bring you the fourth in a series of podcasts on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of thirteen events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, as part of the Institute for Human Sciences […]

Constructing the International Economy: Reflections in a Moment of Crisis

This week we bring you the third in a series of six podcasts on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of thirteen events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, as part of the Institute for Human […]

What I Learned at the Financial Crisis: A Cautionary Tale of Complex Policy Making

This week we continue a series of six podcasts on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, as part of the Institute for Human Sciences European Commission sponsored project […]

The Politics of Sexual Harrassment: The Ping-Pong Effect in the European Union

In recent months, we have been digging through the Institute for Human Sciences archives for podcast material. This week we shift gears and kick off a new series on the “Political Cultures of the European Union”. The series of 13 events was organized by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of […]

Whose God Is It? Religion in the US and Europe

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Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

On April 19, 2006, the former German Defense Minister Volker Rühe gave a lecture on the transatlantic relationship. The event was co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut Bostonand the American Council on Germany. Responding to Volker Rühe was Thomas Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University. Echoing Chris Patten’s all for a renewed partnership […]

The EU-US-China Triangle

The April 4, 2006 visit of Angelos Pangratis, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, to Boston provided an occasion for the IHS to turn its attention to the impact of China on the transatlantic relationship. From 1998 to 2003, Pangratis was Head of Unit responsible for relations with […]

Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

On March 14, 2006, Mark Leonard, Director of Foreign Policy at the Center for European Reform in London, like Chris Patton, a passionate Atlanticist, gave a  provocative lecture based on his book, Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century. Leonard argued that Europe’s problems, demographic and otherwise, as well as the legitimacy crisis posed by […]