In February 2015 Charles presented seminar papers in the US with Jeff Sommers based on their recent co-edited book. At snow-bound Harvard their host was Jack Trumpbour of the Harvard Law School and the seminar was delivered to the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, in the series ‘Workshops on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity’. The paper titled ‘Austerity, labour market segmentation and emigration: The case of Lithuania’ is jointly written with Arunas Juska of East Carolina University and is now published in the Industrial Relations Journal (2015), Vol. 46. No. 3. At Brown University in Providence, R.I., their host was Mark Blyth who chaired the seminar at the Watson Institute for International Studies. The joint paper with Jeffrey Sommers, ‘Austerity and the demise of Social Europe: The Baltic Model versus the European Social Model’ is currently published as an early view online in the journal Globalizations.