22nd International Conference of Europeanists

Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures

Paris, France • July 8-10, 2015

Organized by the Council for European Studies to be held at Sciences Po, Paris

After months of anticipation, the Council for European Studies (CES) is eager to welcome you to the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists! The conference will be held at Sciences Po in Paris, from July 8 to July 10, 2015, and will be attended by over 1500 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!  

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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.

  Keynote Lecture and Special Sessions


Keynote by Thomas Piketty: Envisioning Europe’s Economic Future from a Long-Term Historical Perspective
Thursday, July 9, 6:00 to 7:45 PM – 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Boutmy Auditorium
Keynote Lecture: Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics
Chair: Virginie Guiraudon, Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS
Discussant: Wolfgang Streeck, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gesellschaftsforschung

Special Session: Current and Future Prospects for
Funding European Research

Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 to 3:45 PM – 13 rue de l’Université, Erignac Amphiteater
Chair: Juan Díez Medrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Anna Hofmann, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
   Martin Hynes, European Science Foundation
   Anne Davidian, Evens Foundation
   Klaus Linsenmeier, Heinrich Böll Foundation
   Michael Baum, Luso-American Foundation
   Philippe Keraudren, European Commission

  Plenaries and Semi-Plenaries

  Presidential Plenary: Cosmopolitan Europe!? A

Friday, July 10, 4:00 to 5:45 PM – 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Boutmy Auditorium
Chair: Adrian Favell, Sciences Po, CEE
   Adrian Favell, Sciences Po, CEE
   Juan Díez Medrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Chris Rumford, University of London
   Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex

Plenary Session: Envisioning European Futures
Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 to 7:45 PM – 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Boutmy Auditorium
Chairs: Robert Fishman, Carlos III University Madrid; Jenny
Andersson, Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS
   Kim Scheppele, Princeton
   Peter A. Hall, Harvard University
   Jacques Rupnik, Sciences Po, CERI
   Gokce Yurdakul, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Semi-Plenary : Gender Crusades: Mobilizing Against Equality in Europe
Friday, July 10, 6:00 to 7:45 PM – 28 rue des Saints-Pères, Caquot Amphiteater
Chair: Isabelle Engeli, University of Ottawa
   Phillip Ayoub, Drexel University
   Michael Bosia, Saint Michael’s College
   Eric Fassin, University of Paris 8
   Elzbieta Korolczuk, University of Gothenburg
   Agnieszka Graff, University of Warsaw
   Mieke Verloo, IWM, Institute for Human Sciences
Discussants: Isabelle Engeli, University of Ottawa; David Paternotte, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Semi-Plenary: JCMS Annual Review / CES European Integration Research Network Lecture: Imagining Europe: The Cultural Foundations of EU Governance
Friday, July 10, 6:00 to 7:45 PM – 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Boutmy Auditorium
Keynote Lecture: Kathleen McNamara, Georgetown University
Chairs: Tim Haughton, University of Birmingham; Nathaniel
Copsey, Aston University
Discussants: Ben Rosamond, University of Copenhagen; Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College


  Presidential Reception
Thursday, July 9, 7:45 to 9:30 PM – 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Hall & Garden

Gender & Sexuality Research Network Semi-Plenary

Friday, July 10, 7:45 to 8:45 PM – 28 rue des Saints-Pères, Caquot Amphiteater