The European Culture Wars and the Decay of European Democracy

Starts:
12:45 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019
Ends:
2:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019
URL:
https://www.bu.edu/pardeeschool/news_and_events/calendar/?eid=229726
Location:
BU School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
It has become clear to most that the major challenge Europe faces is not primarily economic but one of shared or unshared values and sense of identity, national and European. It remains clear to some but not to most that the Union continues to suffer from a profound democracy deficit fueling the battle cry “Take Back Control.” In his lecture Professor Weiler will try and disentangle these various somber threads. J.H.H. Weiler is University Professor at NYU Law School and Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard. He served previously as President of the European University Institute, Florence. Prof. Weiler is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON).