Category: Events and Conferences

Vivien Schmidt Presentation on the Euro Crisis of Governance at Dublin European Institute

Vivien Schmid’s UCD lecture draws on a report that she recently prepared for the European Commission. The EU’s economic crisis has generated a crisis of democratic legitimacy, as deteriorating economics and increasingly volatile politics have combined with restrictive governance processes focused on ‘governing by the rules and ruling by the numbers.’ Using the systemsrelated terms […]

Vivien Schmidt Delivers Kleh Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture on the Eurozone Crisis to BU Alumni in London

Last week, Vivien Schmidt, Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe, travelled to London to deliver the Kleh Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture on “The Eurozone Crisis: A Problem of Economics or Politics.” Over 100 people attended the sold-out event at the Boston University London Center in South Kensington. In her lecture, Schmidt argued that Eurozone crisis […]

Schmidt Speaks at State of Play 2015

Vivien Schmidt spoke recently at State of Play 2015, a daylong conference highlighting the state of social policy in the European Union held on Sept. 23 at the headquarters of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was held to commemorate the publication of the 16th edition of “Social Policy in […]

Presentation on Resilient Liberalism at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

On October 14, I travelled to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) headquarters in Santiago, Chile, to give a presentation on the “Resilience of neoliberal ideas in Europe and beyond: its causes and its effects on the labor market and the welfare state.” Audio and video of my presentation […]

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 http://www.vivienschmidt.com.

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: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333 See also comments by contributor Maurizio Ferrera: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333&cid=1385&play=true And by contributor Erik Jones: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333&cid=1386&play=true

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