Series: CUSE Annual Conference
Number 8 of 9
Europe's Future in a Turbulent World
The uprisings in the Arab world and the U.S.-European military intervention in Libya are currently driving transatlantic policy discussions. However, the ongoing Eurozone crisis and the fate of debt-laden countries remain issues of concern for both Europeans and Americans. Other critical challenges are also consuming Europe’s attention: reversing the economic slowdown and regaining competitiveness; dealing with rising populism and public opinion backlash against the influx of North African refugees; and forging a common foreign policy that can both respond to changing political and economic developments and enhance the European Union’s role in a new multipolar world.
On May 26, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings (CUSE) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted experts and top officials from both sides of the Atlantic for the 2011 CUSE annual conference. Panelists explored critical issues shaping the future of transatlantic relations, from the euro crisis to how the United States and Europe can craft a common response to the wave of democratic uprisings in the Arab world.
After each panel, participants took audience questions.
9:00 AM -- Panel 1: The Eurozone: From Crisis to Consolidation?
German Council of Economic Experts
Professor, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz
Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Peterson Institute for International Economics
11:00 AM -- Panel 2: Europe's Power in the World
1:30 PM -- Panel 3: The Arab Spring in Transatlantic Perspective
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Managing Director for the Middle East and Southern Neighborhood
European External Action Service
Palacio y Asociados
May 26, 2011
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
SERIES: CUSE Annual Conference | Number 8