As global challenges have become more pressing and more complex, Europe’s strategic role in tackling these challenges is becoming more apparent. Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will speak about the European Union (EU) as an indispensable global actor and will present its characteristics.
He will also explain why this is important and will present the “tools” the EU has such as humanitarian and development aid, its key role in combating climate change and brokering international agreements.
Stylianides will also argue that the EU-US partnership is more than security-oriented. It’s complementary and based on shared values, principles and interests. In doing so, Stylianides will present the common challenges the EU and the US face, such as Africa, climate change, and the defense of multilateralism.
The discussion will be followed by the weekly CES Friday Lunch at 12:30-1:30pm.