Lunch Talk: The Challenge of Democratic Representation in the European Union

  • Starts: 1:00 pm on Monday, March 21, 2016
  • Ends: 2:30 pm on Monday, March 21, 2016

Join us for a lecture by Pieter de Wilde, Senior Researcher in the Department of Global Governance at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), Germany. De Wilde earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the ARENA Center for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway. At WZB, he is involved in an interdisciplinary research project entitled "The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism," which analyses the emergence of a cleavage within Western societies as a result of globalization.

De Wilde is currently visiting researcher at Harvard's Center for European Studies where he is studying the implications of this conflict over globalization-related issues for representative democracy. While the study will have a specific focus on Germany, Mexico, Poland, Turkey and the United States, it will also assess parallel dynamics within the European Union and the United Nations.

Lunch available at 12:30 - please arrive early if you would like lunch. Open to BU community and others with a research interest in the topic. RSVP to

Pardee School of Global Studies, 152 Bay State Road, Room 202