Schmidt Speaks at Conference on Greece, Eurozone


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 at the Fletcher School at Tufts University on Greece and the Eurozone.

The conference, entitled “Greece’s Turn?  Litmus Test for Europe,” included keynotes, debates and panel discussions examining  the fundamentals, strengths and vulnerabilities of Greece from the perspectives of politics, business, investment and the economy, society and international relations while exploring the implications for the future of the Eurozone.

Schmidt was part of a panel at the conference entitled “Grexit, the Euro Crisis, Brexit, and the Future of the European Union.”

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