Zygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the US, and Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador of [...]Ukraine to the US, addressed, broadly, the theme of democratic politics under conditions of globalization from both EU member state and non-member state perspectives. Centering the conversations around global challenges, which by their nature do not yield to nation state solutions (whether economic crisis, transnational terrorism, or global warming), highlights the value of the European Union as a model for transnational cooperation, regional integration, and cultural coexistence. Questions to be pursued include what the EU is becoming, how its policies and institutions are evolving, how its role as international actor is enhanced (or not) in response to new global challenges, and why, under conditions of globalization, its relationship with the United States remains more important than ever.
Moderated by Alan Berger, Retired editorial writer for international affairs, Boston Globe.
The “EU-Inside Out: Conversations with European Ambassadors” series is funded by a grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Co-sponsored by Center for Finance, Law and Policy at Boston University and Europeans In Boston.
March 19, 2013