CANCELLED. Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History & Europe in the World Seminar. Transatlantic Transfers of Political and Administrative Ideas in the 20th Century


Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

This symposium will address the “transfer of ideas” approach in the study of the intellectual history of Europe and the United States, with a special focus on the hybridity of political and administrative ideas.

Comparative political science and public administration scholarship often refers to the notion of national political cultures and administrative traditions, to understand differences between states.

Empirical textual research shows, however, that traditions are historically hybrid, open for outside inspiration and influence through mutual learning.

Speakers: Sławomir Lukasiewicz, University Professor of Political Science, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Céline Mavrot, Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Leader, University of Bern. Fritz Sager, Full Professor, University of Bern; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University. Taru Haapala, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Autonomous University of Madrid; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Chair: David Armitage. Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University.

Sponsors: RCC; Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES); Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History; Europe in the World Seminar.