Schmidt Speaks at BCFR, Harvard on EU and the Future of Europe

Vivien Schmidt, Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

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, gave two recent talks on Europe and the future of the European Union.

Schmidt delivered a talk at the Boston Council on Foreign Relations on December 1, 2016 entitled “The European Union’s Many Crises: What Future for Europe?”

On November 30, 2016, Schmidt spoke as part of a panel entitled “The Search for Europe,” at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Schmidt discussed the chapter she wrote for The Search for Europe: Contrasting Approaches, the eighth book in the series published annually by BBVA, which aims to analyze and generate discussion on the present and the future of Europe and its integration project.

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