Author Archives: eamrien

Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain and Europe in a New Century

On February 2, 2006, the Institute for Human Sciences hosted a lecture by Christopher Patten, Chancellor of Oxford and Newcastle Universities. Patten’s book, Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain and Europe in a New Century, formed the basis of his remarks. In a speech peppered with anecdotes drawn from his distinguished political career, Chris Patten put […]

The Future of Europe

On December 1, 2005, Anatol Lieven, Senior Research Fellow at The New America Foundation, and Aleksander Smolar, Senior Research Fellow at CNRS in Paris and President of the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw, debated The Future of Europe. Both agreed that the European Union was in crisis and that the dream of political union is […]

Turkey and the EU

On November 10, 2005, Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, gave a talk entitled Turkey and the EU: Ancient Battles, Current Anxieties and Future Prospects. Responding to Benhabib was Jenny White, Boston University Associate Professor of Anthropology.  Benhabib argued that Turkey’s accession to the European Union brings to […]

Legal Migration and the Fight Against Illegal Immigration

On November 7, 2005, Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission and European Union Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, gave a lecture on Legal Migration and the Fight Against Illegal Immigration. Elizabeth Prodromou, Assistant Professor of International Relations, and Associate Director of the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University, […]

Two Ambassadors on Transaltantic Relations

On October 26, 2005, the Institute hosted aq panel discussion on the transatlantic relationship (Two Ambassadors on Transatlantic Relations), with John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and current Ambassador of the European Union to the United States; and Rockwell Schnabel, former Ambassador of the United States to the European Union. The panelists were introduced […]

Being Muslim in Germany Today

In October 2005 the Institute for Human Sciences in cooperation with the Goethe Institut Boston and the American Council on Germany, organized two events exploring the religious and cultural diversity in today’s Germany. The first event, a panel discussion entitled “Being Muslim in Germany Today,” took place on October 6, 2005, and featured Turkish-German author […]

Two Ambassadors on European Union Enlargement

On October 3, 2005, the Institute hosted a panel discussion on the enlargement of the European Union with Eva Nowotny, Austrian Ambassador to the United States, and Martin Palouš, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.  Chairing the discussion was Krzysztof Michalski, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors and Professor of Philosophy […]

Solidarity and Isolation

Following up our most recent podcast of the first Jacek Kuron debate on  Values and Social Policy, which took place as part of a 2005 conference on solidarity, hosted by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University, we are continuing the solidarity theme. This week’s podcast is an edited recording (to watch the entire […]

Values and Social Policy

This weeks podcast is an edited recording of the first Jacek Kuron debate, Values and Social Policy, which took place at Boston University on September 24, 2005 as part of a larger conference on solidarity, the first in a series of meetings organized by the Institutes for Human Sciences in Boston and Vienna over the […]

The Future of Humanitarian Aid

We’re continuing to dig through our archives for our EU for You podcasts; for more recent events, including our ongoing “Eurospective” series with European artists and writers, be sure to visit the IHS section of our website as most of our events are recorded. This week’s podcast is an edited recording of an  April 12, […]