Category: Events and Conferences

Landscapes of History: Photo Exhibit at Harvard’s Center for European Studies

Although the reception has already taken place, my photo exhibition remains open for viewing 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at the Art Gallery of Harvard’s Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Ave, Cambridge Ma 02138. You can see my other work at

Book Discussion of Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities online

In a December 2006 discussion on her book, Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities, Vivien Schmidt, the Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Boston University, offered an explanation of the European Union’s oft-cited “democratic deficit.” In establishing a conceptual framework for her analysis, Schmidt distinguished between two types of governance in European […]

Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy Presentation of the book edited by Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher

Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher introduce Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy at the University of Milan: See also comments by contributor Maurizio Ferrera: And by contributor Erik Jones:

The Future of the Eurozone

I was a keynote speaker, along with Iain Begg, at a plenary on “The Future of the Eurozone” at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute annual conference Beyond Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy at the University of Sheffield on 1-3 July 2013.  Participants included leading academics, policy makers and journalists […]

Recent Travels

I travelled to Europe twice in February to discuss problems related to the Eurozone Crisis.  The first time was to participate in an expert panel on how to develop democracy in the European Union for the meeting of Social-Democratic leaders, ‘Renaissance for Europe: Peace, Prosperity, Progress,’ on February 8-9, who gathered in Turin, Italy, to […]

With Pierre Vimont at European Conference Harvard: Europe 2.0 Taking the Next Step

Vivien Schmidt testimony before the European Parliament

On October 4, 2012, Vivien gave testimony to the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee, which held an all-day inquiry into European Governance and the Future of Europe. Her policy brief – EU Differentiated Integration and the Role of the EU Political Economy [download pdf] – addressed specifically “Multi-tier Governance and EU Political Economy.” On October […]

Conversation: The Failure of the Euro?

Conversation: The Failure of the Euro? Mark Blyth with Vivien Schmidt from Watson Institute on Vimeo.

The European Project: Can Europe Survive the Euro?

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, I participated in a roundtable discussion on The European Project:  Can Europe Survive the Euro? as part of a larger conference entitled “The Failure of the Euro? Causes and Consequences for Europe and Beyond.” The event was sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Rhodes Center for International Economics […]

What Europe needs most is better leadership: Remarks at “Renaissance for Europe” event

On March 16-17, I participated in a series of discussions on the theme “Democratic Europe” at the Cirque d’Hiver where high-level European political leaders were united around François Hollande, candidate of the Parti Socialiste for the French presidential elections. The event was organized as part of a larger initiative called “Rebirth for Europe for a […]