The Mortara Center sponsors and cosponsors over one hundred academic events each year on contemporary issues in international affairs. To see examples of past events, please click on the Distinguished Lectures, Thematic Series, Research Seminars, and Additional Event links on the left side of this webpage.

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Book Talks

The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Kathleen R. McNamara
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm
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Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers 

Nancy Sherman
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm
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Distinguished Events

On Thursday, April 9th Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University gave a talk entitled "Why We Get Things Wrong: Reflections on the Inevitable and the Avoidable in Intelligence." Professor Paul Pillar responded and Professor Elizabeth Arsenault moderated. Read more...

Lepgold Book Prize

The 2013 Lepgold Prize has been awarded to Professor Julia Gray (University of Pennsylvania) for her book, The Company States Keep (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Read more...

Research Seminars


Culture and Politics

Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar


International History Seminar

International Political Economy Seminar

Thematic Series

This series highlights current events and issues in international relations. With speakers from both academia and the policy sector, discussions cover different sides of the topics that are in the papers and in the news. Read more...

See a list of all of our upcoming events.