2013 Conference

Saturday, March 2, 2013: Harvard Kennedy School

Time Event Location
10:00 – 10:45


10:50 – 11:00

Conference Opening Speech

Forum café
11:00 – 11:45

Opening Keynote A European Perspective on Transatlantic Free-Trade

  • Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade
  • Moderated by Robert Lawrence Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School
Forum café
12:00 – 13:00

Session I: Keynote A European Agenda in Foreign Policy

  • Pierre Vimont Secretary-General of the European External Action Service
  • Moderated by Vivien Schmidt Professor of International Relations, Boston University
  • Introduction by Michael Lonergan Consul General of Ireland, Representing Irish Presidency of the European Council
Forum café

Session II: Panel Impact of the Financial Crisis on Economic Policy

  • David Folkerts-Landau Chief Economist Deutsche Bank and Member of the Group Executive Committee
  • Mahmood Pradhan Deputy-Director of the European Department at IMF
  • Daniela Schwarzer Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Harvard Program on Transatlantic Relations
  • Shahin Vallée Economic Advisor to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy
  • Moderated by Lucas Papademos Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, former Governor of the Bank of Greece
Taubman Wiener Auditorium
13:00 – 14:00


Forum café
14:00 – 14:45

Keynote Beyond the Crisis Management: Building Growth and Stability in the Eurozone

  • Benoît Coeuré Member of the ECB Executive Board
  • Moderated by Carmen Reinhart Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School
Forum café
15:00 – 16:00

Keynote Democratic Governance in the European Union

  • Guy Verhofstadt President of Liberal and Democratic Alliance in European Parliament
  • Moderated by Henrik Enderlein Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Forum café
16:15 – 17:15

Session I: Keynote The Lessons for Europe of the Sovereign Crisis

Forum café

Session II: Keynote The Challenges of International Investigations and Prosecutions: The role of the EU in the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

  • Serge Brammertz Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Moderated by Elizabeth H. Prodromou Affiliate Scholar, Co-Chair Southeastern Europe Study Group at the Center for European Studies at Harvard
Taubman Wiener Auditorium
17:30 – 18:30

Session I: Panel A European Growth Model: What way forward?

  • Elsa Fornero Italian Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities
  • Daniel Gros Director of the Centre of European Policy Studies
  • Danuta Hübner Member of the European Parliament, former Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • Moderated by Peter Hall Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
Forum café

Session II: Panel The European Narrative: Shaping a Common European Identity

Taubman Wiener Auditorium
19:00 – 21:00


  • Please register at http://europeanconference.eventbrite.com/
  • Made possible by the Boston Consulates of France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Finland and the European Delegation to the United States
Taubman NyeAB, 5th floor

Sunday, March 3, 2013: Harvard Business School

Time Event Location
08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

Spangler Meredith Room
09:00 – 09:45

Opening Keynotes The European Business Viewpoint

Spangler Auditorium

Session I: Panel Driving Growth – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Tasso Argyros Founder of Aster Data
  • Fred Destin Partner at Atlas Ventures
  • Maive Rute Former Director of Entrepreneurship and SME Policy at the European Commission
  • Moderated by Tom Nicholas William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Spangler Auditorium

Session II: Panel The Future of the European Foreign and Security Policy

  • Neil Holland Head of the Europe Team at the British Embassy to the United States
  • Thomas Mayr-Harting Head of the EU Delegation to the United Nations
  • Dr. Klaus Scharioth Professor at Fletcher School and former German ambassador to the US
  • Moderated by Alan Henrikson Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History and the Director of Diplomatic Studies, The Fletcher School
Aldrich 112

Session III: Workshop Russian-European Energy Relations

Aldrich 111
11:15 – 12:00

Keynote The Changing Role of Europe in a Global Economy

  • Nani Beccalli-Falco President and CEO of GE Europe and CEO GE Germany
  • Moderated by Dante Roscini Senior Lecturer, L. E. Simmons Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School
Spangler Auditorium
12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Keynote Tackling Climate Change in a Time of Crisis

  • Connie Hedegaard European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Moderated by Joseph Aldy Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, former special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Environment at the White House
Spangler William Room
13:15 – 14:00

Keynote From Pharma Industry to Diversified Healthcare Partners

Spangler Auditorium
14:15 – 15:15

Session I: Panel The Glamorous Side of Europe: Luxury & Fashion

  • Pierre Denis CEO of Jimmy Choo Limited
  • Federica Marchionni President of Dolce & Gabbana USA
  • Oliver Pennington President and Owner of Bang & Olufsen Boston/Greenwich
  • Jan-Patrick Schmitz CEO of Montblanc North America
  • Moderated by Stefan Thomke William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Please note that panel will go until 15:35 due to introductory speech by Pierre Denis
Spangler Auditorium

Session II: Panel Doing Business in Europe – Legal Perspectives

  • Frank Montag Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Tim Sanders Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Moderated by Holger Spamann Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School
Aldrich 111
15:45 – 16:45

Session I: Panel Investing in Europe: Opportunities Amidst the Storm?

Spangler Auditorium

Session II: Panel Green tech: Future competitive advantage of Europe

  • Ian Bowles Managing Director of WindSail Capital Group, Former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs of Massachusetts
  • Peter Fischer Head of Economic Department, German Embassy to the US
  • Günter Hörmandinger Environment and Climate change Counsellor at the EU Delegation in Washington
  • Lawrence Jones Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Industry Relations for Alstom Grid North America
  • Moderated by Joseph Aldy Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, former special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Environment at the White House
Aldrich 111

Session III: Workshop Stories and Future of ESM/EFSF – Europe’s innovative crisis resolution mechanisms

  • Kalin Anev Secretary General of the European Stability Mechanism and European Financial Stability Facility
  • Florian Zinoecker Head of Corporate Governance and Internal Policies at the European Stability Mechanism
  • Limited enrollment, please register at http://tinyurl.com/ad3gwtk.
Aldrich 110
17:00 – 18:00

Closing Panel Greece: A Path Out of the Crisis

  • Michail Bletsas Research Scientist, Director of Computing at MIT’s Media Lab
  • Athanasios Orphanides Former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
  • Ernestos Panayiotou Engagement Manager McKinsey Greece
  • Moderated by Ronald Heifetz King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and founder of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Spangler Auditorium
18:00 – 18:05

Conference Closing Speech

Spangler Auditorium