Who Runs Europe? Reconstructing Democracy, Bringing Citizens Back In: A Conversation with José Ignacio Torreblanca

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Ends: 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Join us for a conversation with José Ignacio Torreblanca, Head of ECFR Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR and in its European Power program. Sofia Perez interviews Torreblanca on the subject of his 2014 book, Who Runs Europe? Reconstructing Democracy, Bringing Citizens Back In.

José Ignacio Torreblanca has been a Fulbright Scholar, a lecturer at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. A frequent radio, TV, press and journal contributor, his articles and views have appeared in Aspen Review, BBC.com, Bloomberg, CNN.com, Le Courier International, La Croix, European Voice, EurActiv, Financial Times, The Guardian, Internationale, The New York Times, OpenDemocracy, Gazeta Wyborcza, Politiken, PressEurop, Queries, Reuters, Der Spiegel and La Stampa.

In March 2015 Torreblanca was announced the winner of the prestigious Salvador de Madariaga award for journalism in Spain. He was also ranked amongst the ten most influential new intellectuals in Spain and Latin-America by Foreign Policy en español in May 2011.

Lunch provided. Open to the BU Community and others with a research interest in the topic. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu

This event takes place as part of a new initiative entitled "Interferences," a series of events on issues pertinent to democratic politics in the US and Europe. Organized as part of EU Futures, a series of conversations exploring the emerging future in Europe. The EU Futures project is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC.

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