2021-22 Conference


Third Annual European Studies Graduate Fellows Conference

The European Studies Council at The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University invites proposals for the Third Annual International Conference on “Europe at a Crossroads of the Past and Future” of the  European Studies Graduate Fellows to take place virtually on May 13-14, 2022, at Yale University.

This Conference will bring together graduate students, early-career scholars, and established academics from across disciplines to discuss the most pressing challenges facing Europe, Russia, and Eurasia today.

Register Here to Attend (Zoom): https://bit.ly/YaleConf-EuropeCrossroads

Full Program with presenters’ bios and abstracts:

Day 1 | Friday, May 13, 2022 – virtual via zoom webinar

9:00 AM ET | Welcome Remarks by Professor Marci Shore (Yale University)

9:05- 10:05 AM   Panel I The Future of Climate Action in the EU 

  • Chair: Holly Harris (Yale University)
  • Andrzej Ancygier, Senior Energy and Climate Policy Analyst (Climate Analytics, Berlin, Germany)
  • Danae Kyriakopoulou, Senior Policy Fellow, (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
  • Marco Siddi, Assistant Professor (University of Cagliari, Italy); Senior Research Fellow (Finnish Institute of International Affairs), and Adjunct Professor (University of Helsinki and Tampere University, Finland)

10:15-11:15 AM  Panel II  Raceontologies

  • Co-Chairs: Knar Abrahamyan (Yale University) and Faith Macharia (Yale University)
  • Faculty Discussant: Dr. Lauren Woodard, Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer (Yale University)
  • Iris del Pino García Saavedra (Universidad  Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Rebecca Issai Okine (University of Luxembourg)
  • Alena Zelenskaia (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Germany)

12:15-1:45 PM  Panel III  Whose Europe? Judicial Conversations in a changing Union 

  • Co-Chairs: Antoine De Spiegeleir (Yale Law School) and Lena Riemer (Yale Law School)
  • Faculty Discussant: Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. Angelika Nußberger, Director of the Institute for Eastern European Law and Comparative Law, University of Cologne; International Judge at the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Marcin Barański (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
  • Felipe Carvalho (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Roïla Mavrouli (CNRS, The French National Centre for Scientific Research )

2:00-3:00 PM  Panel IV  Open Procurement, Corruption and State Capture: Administrative Reforms and their Efficacy in Europe

  • Chair: Amy Basu (Yale University)
  • Faculty Discussant: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science (Yale University)
  • Alessandro Archetti (Bocconi University, Italy); Elisa Armaroli (Bocconi University, Italy); and  Ludovico Campagnolo (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Kirill Ryabtsev (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Andrijana Zivic (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

Day 2 | Saturday, May 14, 2022 – virtual via zoom webinar

9:15-10:15 AM ET  Keynote Lecture:  “NATO, Europe, and Russia” 

  • By Professor Mary E. Sarotte, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) 

10:30-11:30 AM   Panel V  Europe and Energy

  • Chair: Claude Ewert, University of Cambridge
  • Faculty Discussant: Professor Dr Marc Ringel, Professor of Energy Economics (Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany)
  • Marc Dorpema (New York University)
  • Chenchen Hao (Peking University, China)
  • Francesca Leucci (Università di Bologna, Italy)

11:45-1:00 PM   Panel VI  The Age of (Un)Peace in Europe’s East

  • Co-Chairs: Maksimas Milta (Yale University) and Yevhenii Monastyrskyi (Yale University)
  • Faculty Discussant: Dr. Olena Lennon, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and National Security (University of New Haven)
  • John Helferich (University of Oxford)
  • Eka Khorbaladze (Yale University)
  • Anđela Mićanović (University of Luxembourg)
  • Maksimas Milta (Yale University)
  • Yevhenii Monastyrskyi (Yale University)