CES News & Events
May 11, 2020
The Aftermath of War – WW2 and COVID-19
An Interview with Charles Maier & Ian Kumekawa
The fight against COVID-19 has been equated to a war by some political leaders. While the analogy is appealing, Charles Maier , Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History at Harvard University and CES Resident Faculty, and Ian Kumekawa , Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University and a CES Graduate Student Affiliate, weighed in on the argument in a recent white paper and argue that it is critical to think now about the aftermath. Maier and Kumekawa discussed their paper with Gila Naderi , CES Communications Manager, by phone.

The paper “ Responding to COVID-19: Think Through the Analogy of War ” was published as part of a series of white papers written for the bipartisan COVID-19 Response Initiative , spearheaded by Danielle Allen , James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Upcoming Webinars
May 13, 2020 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT)

This event is co-sponsored by CES with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

May 15, 2020 | 11:00am-12:30pm (EDT)

CES Visiting Scholars will cover public policy responses to COVID-19 across European countries, including Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the Western Balkans.

This event is sponsored by the New Research on Europe Seminar at CES.

CES Affiliates in the Spotlight

Christian Kreuder-Sonnen , CES Visiting Scholar, argues that COVID-19 cooperation falls short, when nations put themselves first.
Harvard Political Review

Pablo Rasmussen, CES EHPS Concentrator and Harvard College Senior, examine's the EU's role in the crisis on the 25th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement.

Grzegorz Ekiert, CES Director, discusses the end of the Polish democracy and the possibility of its return.
Monkey Cage

Anna Grzymała-Busse, CES Senior Fellow, gives an analysis of Poland's political crisis over the presidential elections.
Die Welt

Karen Donfried, CES Senior Fellow, discusses German-U.S. relations during the coronavirus crisis.
The New York Times

Bart Bonikowski , CES Resident Faculty, comments that trends toward greater polarization of nationalism are likely to persist.
More than a Plague (In German)
Die Zeit

Sigmar Gabriel, CES Senior Fellow, assess how COVID-19 could impact the world politically and economically.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Jutta Allmendinger, CES Senior Fellow, argues in this podcast that the plight of women during the pandemic needs to be recognized in this podcast.
Photo of the Week
Parker Quartet at Adolphus Busch Hall
The Parker Quartet performed in Adolphus Busch Hall to celebrate CES's 50th anniversary in December 2019.
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