23rd International Conference of Europeanists

Resilient Europe?

Philadelphia, PA • April 14-16, 2016

to be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Organized by the Council for European Studies

After months of anticipation, the Council for European Studies (CES) is eager to welcome you to the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists! The conference will be held at the DoubleTree hotel in Philadelphia, from April 14 to April 16, 2016, and will be attended by over 1000 of the world's leading experts on Europe and European affairs. The information provided on this page will assist you in navigating the conference, so you can get the most out of your experience!
Viewing the Program
There will be three different ways to view the program for the 
23rd International Conference of Europeanists! 

Final Program
(Now available!)

2014 CES Conference Online Program
Searchable Online Program
(Use this to access uploaded papers)

Mobile Conference App
(Now available!)


Where to Go

The 23rd International Conference of Europeanists will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City.  Begin your conference experience by checking-in at the On-Site Registration Desk, where you will receive your conference packet, badge, and program.  If you are at the hotel on the afternoon of April 13, we invite you to skip the crowds and pick up your conference materials early. Location details provided below. 

Registration Desk


Early Registration
Wednesday, April 13, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Minuet, 4th floor

Every day, April 14-16, from 8:30 AM
Overture room, 3rd floor
  Exhibitor Tables
Every day, April 14-16, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Overture (3rd floor), Atrium (3rd floor), Atrium (4th floor)
  Morning Coffee

  Coffee and Tea
Every day, April 14-16, from 8:30 AM
lobby, 3rd floor, 4th floor, 5th floor
  Photography Exhibition   Artist Gao Lei presents “Educated Youth by Tang Deshang”
Every day, April 14-16, from 9:00 AM - 9:00PM



Useful Information

Whether you are new to the CES conference or a longstanding attendee, we encourage you to review our Conference Protocol & Etiquette sheet and our Quick Tips for Conference Goers. They answer frequently asked questions and will help you successfully navigate the conference!


Conference Protocol & Etiquette

Quick Tips for Conference Goers


Special Events

A number of especially stimulating events and presentations have been scheduled to further enrich your conference experience.  Thus, we encourage you to make the most of your time at the conference by attending the following special events.

  Plenaries and Special Sessions


Keynote by Paul Krugman: Can the European Project be saved?
Friday, April 15, 6:00 to 7:45 PM - Ormandy Ballroom
Keynote Lecture: Paul Krugman, CUNY Graduate Center, Princeton, NY Times
Chair: Mabel Berezin, Cornell University
Discussant: Martin Sandbu, Financial Times

Plenary: Europe on Edge: Ruptures and Resilience in European Capitalism
Thursday, April 14, 6:00 to 7:45 PM - Ormandy Ballroom
Chair: Orfeo Fioretos, Temple University
Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harold James, Princeton University
Charles Maier, Harvard University
Vivien Schmidt, Boston University

Special Session: Key Trends and Initiatives Addressed by EU institutions in Times of Crises
Friday, April 15, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM - Assembly G
Chair: Alberta Sbragia, University of Pittsburgh
Peter Haslinger, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Alessia Lefebure, Alliance
Nina Lemmens, DAAD New York
Steven Sokol, American Council on Germany
Stephen F. Szabo, Transatlantic Academy

Special Session: Immigration and Security: Debates and Challenges in Contemporary Europe
Friday, April 15, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM - Orchestra Room
Chair: Richard D. Kelemen, Temple University
Jolyon Howorth, Yale University
Riva Kastoryano, Sciences Po, CERI
Jytte Klausen, Brandeis University
Jonathan Laurence, Boston College

Special Session: Permanent Volatilities? Nationalist and Internationalist Challenges to Europe
Friday, April 15, 2:00 to 3:45 PM - Symphony Ballroom
Chair: Mabel Berezin, Cornell University
John Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis
Valerie Bunce, Cornell University
Michèle Lamont, Harvard University
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
Ioannis Vrailas, EU Delegation to the UN

  Film Screenings

  Film Screening: MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Thursday, April 14, 4:00 to 5:45 PM - Orchestra Room
Speaker: Nicholas Mason, Founder

Film Screening: Harnessing the Power of Intercultural Film to connect European, International and Migrant Youth
Saturday, April 16, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM - Orchestra Room
Speaker: Arnd Wächter, Crossing Borders Education

  Fellows Forum
  Graduating Into Success: Academic and Non-Academic Milestones of Past CES Fellows
Thursday, April 14, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM - Orchestra Room
Chair: Nicole Shea, Council for European Studies
Sheri Berman, Barnard College
Benjamin Breen, Columbia University
Elissa Helms, Central European University
Carl Strikwerda, Elizabethtown College
Jerry Webman, Oppenheimer Funds


  General Reception
Friday, April 15, 7:45 to 9:30 PM - Symphony Ballroom

CES Fellows Reception (by invitation only)
Thursday, April 14, 7:45 to 8:45 PM - Orchestra Room


Other Resources


                      2014 Conference Hotel Information
Conference Hotel Page
Conference FAQs for CES 2014 International Conference of Europeanists
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration Form for CES 2014 International Conference of Europeanists
Registration Form

Conference Travel Page


Conference Deadlines


August 17 - October 6, 2015: Conference Submission Portal open.

December 10, 2015: All submitters will be notified regarding the status of their proposals.

December 20, 2015: Scheduling request deadline for all accepted conference participants.

February 1, 2016: By this date, the Council will publish the preliminary schedule for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists.

February 4, 2016: Extended deadline for early-bird conference registration. Registration rates go up by $50!

March 7, 2016: All scheduled participants must register for the conference. Those who do not will have their names withdrawn from the program.

March 14, 2016: No refunds of registration payment offered after this date.

March 21, 2016: Checks no longer accepted as payment for conference registration. Cash, credit, debit, wire, and PayPal still welcome. 

April 1, 2016: Recommended deadline for presenting authors to upload their papers.

April 14-16, 2016: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists



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