Schmidt Speaks at Conference on Rebuilding Trust of EU Citizens


Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, spoke at a recent conference on the current crises facing the European Union and how to rebuild the trust of European Union citizens.

Schmidt was part of a panel entitled “How to Rebuild Trust of EU Citizens,” at the Tatra Summit held in Bratislava, Slovakia from October 27-30, 2016.

You can watch the entire panel featuring Schmidt here:

The Tatra Summit brought together high-level European Union officials and member-state leaders — such as the finance ministers of Germany and France — with policy analysts, think tanks, NGOs and academics to discuss the European Union’s many crises.

Prof. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Boston University. Her research focuses on European political economy, institutions, democracy, and political theory. She has published ten books, over 100 scholarly journal articles or chapters in books, and numerous policy briefs and comments, most recently on the Eurozone crisis.  Her current work focuses on democratic legitimacy in Europe, with a special focus on the challenges resulting from the Eurozone crisis, and on methodological theory, in particular on the importance of ideas and discourse in political analysis (discursive institutionalism). You can learn more about her here