The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the US, and Michael Collins, Irish Ambassadors to the US

12:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
2:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Castle 225 Bay State Road
The forum will address, broadly, the theme of democratic politics under conditions of globalization from an “inside” point of view. By “democratic politics,” we refer to both “ideas” and “institutions.” 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. Co-sponsored by Center for Finance, Law and Policy at Boston University. Tea and sandwiches will be served prior to the event, from 12:30 to 1.