Patrick Chamorel To Discuss Euroskepticism In America

Patrick Chamorel, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., will speak at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The lecture is free and open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come basis. Chamorel taught at CMC last year as the Crown Visiting Fellow.

He will discuss the origins, novelty, scope, depth, consistency, sustain-ability, and implications of rising “Euroskepticism” in some American intellectual and policy circles. He argues that the end of the Cold War and the advent of globalization have given rise to new tensions across the Atlantic, with the new wave of anti-Americanism in Europe now matched in some Washington and conservative circles by seemingly unprecedented and systematic attacks on European attitudes and policies, including the process of European integration that the U.S. had always encouraged.

Chamorel teaches European politics at George Washington University. Between 1982 and 1995, he was responsible for international affairs in the French Ministry of Industry and then for international trade in the office of the prime minister. He was an American political science congressional fellow in 1987-8 and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley in 1993.

Chamorel’s lecture is jointly sponsored in part by the European Union Center of California.