The 22nd International Conference of Europeanists
The Council for European Studies (CES) is an institution that was founded in 1970 and gathers Europeanists from five continents. Based in New York, its mission is to promote research on Europe in the humanities and social sciences. Every year the CES organizes an international conference in partnership with a prestigious university. This year, Sciences Po has the honor of hosting the 22nd conference in July 2015 on the future of Europe: “Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures”. Over 300 sessions are planned over 3 days, bringing together 1,500 participants.
This conference will allow members of the research community to present their work, to learn about research being conducted in the field, and especially to exchange ideas with peers and advance knowledge.
The Centre d’études européennes (UMR8259) is organizing the conference with the support of the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d’évaluation des politiques publiques (Labex, (ANR-11-LABX-0091 & ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02). Linda Amrani (chief administrator), Renaud Dehousse (university professor and Centre director), Patrick Le Galès (CNRS senior researcher) and Cornelia Woll (full professor) are members of the organizing committee, which is presided by Virginie Guiraudon (CNRS senior researcher). Jenny Andersson (CNRS researcher, CNRS bronze medal recipient in 2015) actively participated in the program’s development as Program co-chair.
Virginie Guiraudon, elected member of the CES executive committee, explains: “for young researchers, this is a unique socialization opportunity where their research will discussed by established researchers, and where they will meet authors of seminal and pioneering research in their field. For established academics it is an opportunity to present ongoing and completed projects, and to strengthen ties with researchers from all the HSS disciplines established in various countries. This conference enables coordination of multidisciplinary research agendas on major issues such as the political economy of Europe, the future of the welfare state and European integration, cultural diversity and gender studies”.