The EU Inside Out: A Panel Discussion with the Spanish and Polish Ambassadors to the United States

5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Barristers' Hall, Boston University Law School, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor
Contact Organization:
Center for the Study of Europe
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Contact Phone:
Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui, Ryszard Schnepf
Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui, Ambassador of Spain to the United States, and Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the United States, will discuss political developments in their countries since joining the EU and in particular, in light of the economic crisis. 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. The “EU Inside Out: Conversations with European Ambassadors” 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 at Boston University.