The Future of Europe with Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Portugal

4:15 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road

Please join us for a lecture and conversation with Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs in the Portuguese government. Maçães will offer a Portuguese perspective on Europe's future. The event will be moderated by Alan Berger, Retired editorial writer for international affairs, Boston Globe. A reception precedes the event, from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.

Bruno Maçães was born in 1974. He received his Law degree from the University of Lisbon in 1997 and his Ph.D in Political Science from Harvard University. Between 2006 and 2007, Maçães was a Professor at the University of Yonsei in South Korea, where he taught International Political Economy. He then worked at the American Enterprise Institute in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, Maçães helped launch a new international university in Europe, the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin. The first students to attend the new institution graduated in 2011. Between June 2011 and March 2013, Maçães was political adviser to the Prime Minister of Portugal. His latest publications discuss political economy, structural reforms and the future of the euro area. Since July 2013, he has been the Secretary of State for European Affairs for the Portuguese Government.

The “EU Inside Out” series is funded in part by a grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. The series addresses, broadly, the theme of democratic politics under conditions of globalization from an “inside” point of view. 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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Finance, Law & Policy and the Undergraduate Economics Association at Boston University, BU Europe, Boston University's European Club, and the Consulate of Portugal in Boston.