The European Union at the Crossroads: Completing Integration or Hastening Disintegration

Join us on Thursday, September 4 at noon for a lecture with Stephan Leibfried, University of Bremen, on 'The European Union at the Crossroads: Completing Integration or Hastening Disintegration'. 

During the latter half of the twentieth century, national welfare states in Europe served effectively as a safety net for market integration after 1957 and for global markets after the 1970s. Today, Europe is at a crossroads: Can the national welfare state and national varieties of capitalism remain broadly compatible as the EU system comes under national and transnational stress? Europe has a choice between an American-style exclusive safety net and a European-style inclusive and systematic safety net. When considering the question, it may be helpful to consider what Europe does and what it hopes to do in the future to determine ultimately what form of statehood the EU may take.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, ECR, ICC 701
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, BMW Center for German and European Studies



Free, but must register

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