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2007 CUSE Annual Conference: French Elections, Afghanistan and European Demographics

On April 30, 2007, the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe held its fourth annual conference. As in previous years, the annual conference brought together scholars, officials, and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the evolving roles of the United States and Europe in the global arena. Panel discussions covered some critical issues about Europe and the U.S.-Europe relationship: “The French Elections”, “NATO and Afghanistan” and “Islam in Europe”. Panelists included, among others, Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee; Ashraf Ghani, former Finance Minister of Afghanistan; Tufyal Choudhury of Durham University; Philip Gordon of the Brookings Institution; and Corine Lesnes from Le Monde.

 

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast available
8:50 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

“The French Elections”

Chair:
Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post
Panelists:
Laurent Cohen-Tanugi, Skadden Arps; Notre Europe
Corine Lesnes, Le Monde
Philip Gordon, The Brookings Institution

10:30 – 10:45 p.m. Break
10:45 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.

“NATO in Afghanistan”

Chair:
Carlos Pascual, The Brookings Institution
Panelists:
Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Ashraf Ghani, former Finance Minister of Afghanistan
Marvin Weinbaum, Middle East Institute

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Saul/Zilkha)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

“Islam in Europe”

Chair:
Jeremy Shapiro, The Brookings Institution
Panelists:
Daniel Benjamin, The Brookings Institution
Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University
Jonathan Laurence, Boston College

The Center on the United States and Europe Annual Conference is made possible by the generous support of the German Marshall Fund of the United States

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2007 CUSE Annual Conference: French Elections, Afghanistan and European Demographics

At its most recent annual conference, the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe focused on three issues: the French elections which brought Nicolas Sarkozy to power, NATO’s difficult mission in Afghanistan, and the implications of Europe’s changing demographics.

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