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April 3, 2020
CES Inaugurates Stanley Hoffmann Lecture
with an Address by Thomas Piketty
On March 6 CES inaugurated the Stanley Hoffmann Lecture on France and the World with a lecture by the eminent French economist Thomas Piketty. Former colleagues, friends, students and many fans of CES Founding Chairman Stanley Hoffmann came together to celebrate his legacy and exchange ideas with Piketty on his new book Capital and Ideology.
In his opening remarks, Peter Hall stated that Hoffmann would have valued “the attentiveness to the lessons of history, the prominence given to ideas in the argument, and the dedication to collective wellbeing that permeate this work.”
Harvard student workshop participants with Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Elaine Papoulias (
center row middle).
In partnership with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies (SSTUD), CES inaugurated the Europe in Washington Workshop on Democracy and Transatlantic Relations from January 21-25, 2020. This experiential learning opportunity immersed Harvard College students in discussions with eminent experts on Europe in the U.S. capital from academia, international organizations, think-tanks and government service. The Workshop, much of which was hosted on the Washington campus of CHS, was made possible by a generous grant from Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Harvard AB ’81 and United States Deputy Secretary of Energy (2014-2017).