Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
On the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty and a half century after the initial push to make Europe whole, prosperous and at peace, the European integration project is grinding to a halt. With the first country set to leave the European Union (EU), is this the end of the dream of a united Europe?
Christiane Lemke will share her thoughts on the European integration process and the evolution of the EU from the Cold War to the post-cold war period and Mary Elise Sarotte will discuss the history of NATO and the legacy of the Marshall Plan. In addition, Paul Tucker will elaborate on Europe's system of concentric circles, their importance given the current geopolitical climate, and ways through which the United Kingdom could fit in. The discussion will be chaired by CES Acting Director Daniel Ziblatt.
Following this discussion, visit the Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery at CES for the opening reception for a new exhibit featuring original prints of the 25 posters that were selected as finalists of the Intra-European Cooperation for a Better Standard of Living Poster Contest held in 1950.