The Summit on the Future of Europe is a partnership of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Berggruen Institute on Governance. It was launched to convene scholars and policymakers at Harvard University in order to deepen the debate on critical challenges facing Europe, as well as generate ideas that support effective policy responses.
The agenda of the 2014 inaugural Summit focused on European foreign, security and energy policy, with a special emphasis on the Ukraine crisis and the economic impact of the EU’s rupture with Russia. The Summit culminated with a key note address featuring H.E. Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden (2006-2014) and H.E. Mario Monti, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic (2011-2013).
Highlights of the Summit included
Morning Session (off-the-record): What’s Needed to Keep Europe Safe? Geostrategic Threats and Energy Security in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis