Date: Thursday, 26 May 2011
Time: 10.00 - 11.30am (EST)
Where do Europeans stand in the globalization era?
Do they form a new unified, cohesive social group, or do they remain nationalists at heart? Are they ready to play a bigger role in international affairs, or will they continue to rely on the US government? Will they be akin to artifacts in a museum compared to emerging economies, or will they seek to become major brokers of peace and stability? Will they be able to solve their debt issues before the US and Japan? Are European and American values still compatible, or are they drifting apart? The seminar will offer some insights into these questions, and also engage the audience in a dialogue on these issues.
The seminar is part of the UNU Midday Forum Series, which offers an intimate and informal platform of discussion for the UN permanent missions, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, academia, NGOs and the private sector to exchange ideas on important topics related to the UN.
- Antoine Ripoll, Chairman's Chief of Staff, European Parliament
- Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York
Contact: Portia Gama
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