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Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Lecture Series

Occasionally, the Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University invites prominent Luxembourg citizens and scholars to give lectures on themes related to Luxembourg and/or European affairs.

Lecture Titles and Speakers

Luxembourg: An Example for Political Darwinism
His Excellency, the Honorable Jean-Paul Senninger, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to The United States.

Homer and the Muses in Roman Luxembourg: The Vichten Mosaic
Professor Dr. Michel Polfer, Director of the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art and Associate Professor at The University of Luxembourg. Co-sponsored with the Worcester Art Museum and the Archeological Institute of America-Worcester Society.

The Eurozone (and Luxembourg): Present Achievements and Challenges Ahead
Jean-Pierre Schoder, Head of Monetary Economics and Statistics and European Coordinator at the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg.

Climatic Change in Luxembourg: Impact on Biodiversity and Land Management
Dr. Lucien Hoffmann, Professor and Scientific Director at the Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann

IMF Insights
Cedric Crelo, formerly Personal Secretary to the Governor of the Central Bank Luxembourg and Luxembourg’s Representative to the IMF, Washington DC

A Prisoner and his Consul: The Chinese State Secrets Trial of Harry Wu
Daniel Piccuta, Deputy Chief of Mission with the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg and Harry Wu, Human Rights Activist
Co-sponsored with the Higgins School of the Humanities, and the Asian Studies Department

The Saar-Lor-Lux Region
Jean-Paul Lehners, Dean at the Universite du Luxembourg

The Economic and Political Significance of the Euro
Norbert von Kunitzki, President of the Centre Universitaire in Luxembourg

Mad Cow Disease: It’s Biological, Political, Psychological, and Economic Implications
Professor Dr. Pierre Seck, President of the Centre Universitaire

When the Anglo-Saxons Met the Celts: A Rhetorical and Art Historical Case Study
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Kuehlwein of the Centre Universitaire and the University of Trier

Reflections on the Departing Century
Maxwell Harway, formerly with the U.S. State Department

The Mosaic Art of Roman France
Charles-Marie Ternes, Professor of Classics, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg

Psychoanalysis and Politics
Dr. Andre Michels, Psychoanalyst and co-editor of Apertura

Influence Without Power: Small States and European Integration
Mario Hirsch of the Centre Universitaire

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Luxembourg
Alain Meyer, Professor at the Athenee de Luxembourg

Contact Information

Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luxembourg Program