Conference Examines Changing Face of Europe

A conference on The Changing Face of Europe: European Institutions in the 21st Century, will be held on Friday, April 8, organized by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies. The conference is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Founders Room, Bauer Center, except as noted.

Keynote speaker Adam Michnik, intellectual leader of the Solidarity movement and editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest daily newspaper, will discuss Poland’s Integration Into Europe. His lecture will be held at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at noon; luncheon reservations are closed, but attendance at keynote address is welcome.

9:30 11:45 a.m. Widening the EU in the 21st Century, opening remarks by Hilary Appel, CMC; (As Europe Gets Larger Will it Disappear? Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto; European Union as Network Actor, Mitchell Orenstein, Syracuse University; and Turkey’s Bid for EU Membership, Hakan Yavus, University of Utah; discussant, Ellen Comisso, University of California, San Diego.)

Noon – Keynote Address by Adam Michnik, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

1:30-3:15 p.m. The EU, NATO, and European Security, chaired by Elizabeth Crighton, Pomona College (NATO Post-Cold War Metamorphosis: From 16 to 16 and Counting, Zoltan Barany, University of Texas; Is the New Europe a Good Substitute for the Old One? Wade Jacoby, Brigham Young University; discussant, Edward Haley, CMC.)

3:30-5:15 p.m. U.S.-European Relations, chaired by Hilary Appel, CMC (Euroskepticism and the Transatlantic Relationship, Patrick Chamorel, Hoover Institution; Is Atlanticism Dead? David Andrews, Scripps College; discussant, Peter Gourevitch, University of California, San Diego.)

For information contact the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies 909-621-8213; for media arrangements contact Evie Lazzarino, 909-607-9099.