Boston University Conference on How United States and Europe View Each Other

in College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
September 8th, 2004

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 |

(Boston) — Boston University will host a pre-election forum of foreign-affairs journalists from both sides of the Atlantic on Wednesday, September 29, at 5 p.m., to explore current American and European attitudes towards one another.

Media are invited to attend the conference, at the Boston University School of Management, Executive Leadership Center, 4th floor, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in cooperation with the American Council on Germany.

Panelists will discuss a recent public opinion survey by the German Marshall Fund, taken in Europe and the United States, which probed about pressing transatlantic topics such as the overall state of U.S.-European relations; terrorism, WMD, and threat perception; U.S. and European willingness to use force; the role of the UN and other international institutions; the war in Iraq; and Turkey and the EU.

Participants include: Ronald Asmus, former deputy assistant secretary of state and now senior translantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund; Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, foreign policy editor of the Frankfurter Allgmeine Zeitung; Patrick Jarreau, Washington bureau chief of Le Monde; and Jim Smith, foreign editor of the Boston Globe. Moderator will be Gail Harris of PBS and NPR.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Event: Boston University Conference, Institute for Human Sciences
“The Concave Mirror: The US and Europe Look at Each Other”
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: Boston University School of Management, 4th floor
Boston University
595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

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