Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
October 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this presentation, Vivien Schmidt will discuss her new book Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone
(Oxford University Press, 2020), in which she argues that the European
Union's crisis of legitimacy is a result of its management
of the 2010 Eurozone crisis. Schmidt argues that the EU's approach to mitigate the crisis by 'governing by rules and ruling by numbers' not only
caused havoc in the economy but fueled political discontent across the
This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, which will be celebrated from October 5-9, 2020.
Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic and cultural events with global or international themes. This year, events focus on themes of social justice and human rights, pandemics and global health, Governance and democratic leadership.