As part of the "Getting to know the new Europe" project the Einaudi Center will organize a half-day international public forum on The EU Financial Crisis – Implications Inside and Outside the Euro-Zone on March 30, 2012 from 1-5pm in 120 Physical Sciences Building. The focus of this forum will be to understand the nature of the Euro-Zone financial crisis, the current and new institutional arrangements, as well as their implications within and outside the Euro-Zone and the EU. It will feature talks by three international experts as well as a panel discussion with distinguished Cornell faculty.
Expert presentations will address various components of the EU financial crisis, including US-EU relations, EU enlargement, and the need for institutional reform. The speakers are Antonio de Lecea, Minister and Principal Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Delegation to the US; Edouard Francois de Lencquesaing, Managing Director, European Institute of Financial Regulation, a European think tank created to help overcome the global crisis; and Petia Kostadinova, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The panel discussion will encompass a broad array of comparative perspectives on the EU financial crisis. Discussants are Robert Hockett, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School; Jonathan Kirshner, Professor, Department of Government, and Director of the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies; Thomas Pepinsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Government; and Richard Swedberg, Professor, Department of Sociology. The discussion will be moderated by Valerie Bunce, Professor of International Studies and Government, and Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies.
The forum is supported by the European Union Commission.
International Forums organized by the Einaudi Center provide faculty, visiting scholars, students, and the local community the opportunity to address compelling issues in international studies that cut across disciplinary areas and regions of the world.