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Brexit 

Managing the complexity: what brexit could mean for British business 
Thursday 6 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London
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Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?
Speaker: Stephen Wall
Date: 6 March 2017
Venue: Wolfson Theatre
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Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit?
LSE European Institute 25th Anniversary panels on Brexit
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Brussels
Recorded: Thursday 8 December 2016
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EU and Brexit
LSE European Institute public lecture
Speaker: Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Recorded: Friday 23 September 2016
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Britain after Brexit: will something continue to turn up?

LSE European Institute public lecture
Speaker: David Smith,  Economics Editor for the Sunday Times
Recorded: Tuesday 20 September 2016
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Should we stay or should we go now?
LSE European Institute "Europe in Question" Annual Lecture 2016
Speaker: Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Recorded: Tuesday 10 May 2016
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Germany 

Managing Europe - What is Germany's Responsibility?LSESU German Society and LSE European Institute Lecture

Speaker: Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has served as Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance in the second and third Merkel cabinets since 2009
Recorded: Thursday 3 March 2016
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'The return of the 'German question'
Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Quentin Peel
Recorded: 26 January 2015
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'Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe'
Speakers: Dr Esra Özyürek, Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins
Recorded: 21 January 2015
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'Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe'
Philipp Rösler, German Vice-Chancellor
Recorded: 30 October 2012
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France 

Britain and France
Thursday 29 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Edward Llewellyn, UK Ambassador in France
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute
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The French Presidential Election: implications for France and Europe
Speakers: Christian Lequesne
Francoise Boucek
John Peet
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: Old Theatre
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'France’s place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency’
Jean-François Copé, Founder of Think tank Generation France and leader of the French opposition
Recorded: 5 June 2013 
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‘Why I am a Euro-optimist’
Alain Juppé, Former Prime Minister of France
Recorded: 4 March 2013 
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European Union 

The Treaty of Rome 60 years on: are the founding fathers still relevant to today?
Speaker: Etienne Davignon
Respondent: Professor Hellen Wallace
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
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2017: will the EU survive?
Speakers: Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Professor Philippe Marlière, Professor Anand Menon, Bojan Pancevski, Michiel van Hulten
Chair: Dr. Sara Hageman, LSE and UK in a Changing Europe
Recorded: Thursday 1 December 2016 
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Europe's incompatible Trinities
LSE European Institute public debate
Speakers: Marco Buti, Paul de Grauwe, Mareike Kleine
Recorded: Monday 21 November 2016
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The Way Forward for Europe: a union of solidarity and differentiation?
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron 
Recorded: 24 September 2015
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The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents
Ulrike Guérot, José Ignacio Torreblanca, Mark Leonard, Anthony Teasdale
Recorded: 3 December 2012
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Migration 

'Climate change and migration to Europe'
Speakers: Professor Neil Adger, Mary Robinson (pictured), Alain Le RoyChair: Lord Nicholas Stern
Recorded: 18 November 2015
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How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?
Tobias Billström. in conversation with Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 23 May 2012, approx 63 min. 
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Archive 

2017

First Confession: a sort of memoir
Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Od Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute
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Managing the complexity: what brexit could mean for British business 
Thursday 6 July 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General
Chair: Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London
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Britain and France
Thursday 29 June 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Edward Llewellyn, UK Ambassador in France
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute
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Illiberal Democracy in Unstable Times: the perils of democracy in Central & Eastern Europe
Recorded: 18 May 2017
Speakers: Professor Miklos Haraszti
Dr Denisa Kostovicova
Professor Jan Zielonka
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Israel and the World Economy: the power of globalisation
Recorded: 4 May 2017
Speaker: Assaf Razin
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Whither Europe? Historical Perspectives in 2017
Thursday 27 April 2017 | 18.30 - 20.00 | Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox
Dr. Abby Innes
Professor Mike Savage
Chair: Dr. Lucia Rubinelli
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The Treaty of Rome 60 years on: are the founding fathers still relevant to today?
Speaker: Etienne Davignon
Respondent: Professor Hellen Wallace
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
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The Road to Somewhere: the populist revolt and the fututre of politics
Speaker: David Goodhart
Date: 20 March 2017
Venue: Wolfson Theatre
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The French Presidential Election: implications for France and Europe
Speakers: Christian Lequesne
Francoise Boucek
John Peet
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: Old Theatre
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Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?
Speaker: Stephen Wall
Date: 6 March 2017
Venue: Wolfson Theatre
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Protecting Children in War and Conflict: European and global implications for child rights
LSE European Institute public event
Speaker: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Recorded: Thursday 12 January 2017 | Sheikh Zayed Theatre
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2016

Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit?
LSE European Institute 25th Anniversary panels on Brexit
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Brussels
Recorded: Thursday 8 December 2016
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2017: will the EU survive?
LSE European Institute public debate
Speakers: Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Professor Philippe Marlière, Professor Anand Menon, Bojan Pancevski, Michiel van Hulten
Chair: Dr. Sara Hageman, LSE and UK in a Changing Europe
Recorded: Thursday 1 December 2016 
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Europe's incompatible Trinities
LSE European Institute public debate
Speakers: Marco Buti, Paul de Grauwe, Mareike Kleine
Recorded: Monday 21 November 2016
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Iceland's Road to Recovery - Key Lessons
LSE European Institute Public Lecture
Speaker: Lilja Alfreðsdóttir
Recorded: Wednesday 19 October 2016
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EU and Brexit
LSE European Institute public lecture
Speaker: Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Recorded: Friday 23 September 2016
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Britain after Brexit: will something continue to turn up?
LSE European Institute public lecture
Speaker: David Smith,  Economics Editor for the Sunday Times
Recorded: Tuesday 20 September 2016
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The Euro and its threat to Europe
LSE European Institute public lecture
Speaker: Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Recorded: 30 August 2016
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Should we stay or should we go now?
LSE European Institute "Europe in Question" Annual Lecture 2016
Speaker: Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Recorded: Tuesday 10 May 2016
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The World’s Climate Capital? COP21 and the Greening of Paris
European Institute and LSE Cities public lecture
Speaker: Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the Environment, Sustainable Development, the Climate Plan for Energy, and Hydric resources since 2014. 
Recorded: Tuesday 15 March 2016
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How to boost growth as the Oil Price Falls: transformation and reform of the Norwegian economy
The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series
Speaker: Siv Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Finance since October 2013
Recorded: Friday 11 March 2016
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Too important to fail: humanitarian financing in a more fragile world
The European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' series
Speaker: Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and former Humanitarian Aid Commissioner
Recorded: Thursday 10 March 2016
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Managing Europe - What is Germany's Responsibility?
LSESU German Society and LSE European Institute Lecture
Speaker: Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has served as Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance in the second and third Merkel cabinets since 2009
Recorded: Thursday 3 March 2016
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One School, Two Visions
Literary Festival 2016
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox, Professor Chandran Kukathas Chair: Professor Simon Glendinning
Recorded: 25 February 2016
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Britain and the EU: a view from the European Parliament
Speaker: Martin Schulz,  President of the European Parliament
Recorded: 5 February 2016
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Hungarian perspective on the future of Europe
The European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series
Speaker: Mr Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2014 - current
Recorded: 4 February 2016
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2015 

'How Growth Regimes Change: The Co-Evolution of Economics and Politics in the Developed Democracies'
Speaker: Prof Peter A. Hall, LSE Centennial Professor and Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University
Recorded: 8 December 2015
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'Unstable Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood: a range of threats to European security'
Speaker: Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Recorded: 26 November 2015
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'Europe's Perfect Storm: racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and resurgent nationalism'
Speaker: Michel Wieviorka, French sociologist
Recorded: 23 November 2015
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'Next Steps in EU Antitrust Law: boosting national enforcement'
Speaker: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition
Recorded: 20 November 2015
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'Climate change and migration to Europe'
Speakers: Professor Neil Adger, Mary Robinson (pictured), Alain Le RoyChair: Lord Nicholas Stern
Recorded: 18 November 2015
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'Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects'
Speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning
Recorded: 10 February 2015
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'A stress test of the welfare state'
Speaker: Professor Tito Boeri
Recorded: 2 February 2015
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'The return of the 'German question'
Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Quentin Peel
Recorded: 26 January 2015
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'Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe'
Speakers: Dr Esra Özyürek, Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins
Recorded: 21 January 2015
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2014

What Europe?
Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza and Jan Zielonka
Recorded: 17 November 2014 
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The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914
Speaker: Çağlar Keyder
Recorded: 11 November 2014
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From Ukraine to Syria: What foreign policy priorities for the new European Commission?
Speakers: Nick Witney, Spyros Economides and Quentin Peel
Recorded: 3 November 2014
In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission
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Transatlantic Free Trade: The Final Push? - British, French and US Perspectives on A TTIP Agreement
Speakers: Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts, Sylvie Bermann, Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 13 October 2014
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The 2014 EP elections: a victory for European democracy?
Speakers: Dr Sara Hagemann, Prof Iain Begg and Dr Mareike Kleine
Recorded: 2 June 2014
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From Subsidy to Strategic Investment: What can the EU's new, reformed Regional Policy do for growth and jobs in 2014-2020?
Speaker: Johannes Hahn
Recorded: 28 May 2014
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Fixing Europe Dialogue 2: John Peet and Hugo Dixon
Speakers: John Peet and Hugo Dixon
Recorded: 27 May 2014
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Fixing Europe Dialogue 1: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Speakers: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Recorded: 12 May 2014
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European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake?
Speakers: Professor Maurice Fraser, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Dr Sara Hagemann
Recorded: 30 April 2014
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The EU economy after the great recession
Speaker: Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
Recorded: 29 April 2014
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Discovering Cooperation in Regional Organizations: is the European Union a paragon?
Speaker: Professor Gary Marks
Recorded: 18 March 2014 
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A Crisis of European Democracy?
Speakers: Catherine de Vries, Claes de Vreese, Mark Franklin and James Tilley
Recorded: 11 March 2014
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'Accountability and efficiency in the European Union: 20 Years of Co-decision'
Speakers: Sara Hagemann, Fergal O’Regan and Anthony Teasdale 
Recorded: 6 March 2014
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‘The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependence’
Speaker: Alexander Stubb
Recorded: 5 March 2014
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‘Surprise What Surprise?: The Old “new” nationalisms in Post-security Europe’
Speaker: Professor Mabel Berezin
Recorded: 26 February 2014
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The United Kingdom and the European Parliament Elections: Voting For, Against or About the European Union?
Speakers: Prof Vernon Bogdanor, Prof Simon Hix, Prof Damian Chalmers and Mats Persson
Recorded: 12 February 2014
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Winning and losing from EU enlargement: Politics and Principles
Speakers: (Lord) Timothy Boswell and Robert Cooper
Recorded: 11 February 2014
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The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects
Speakers: Dr Matthew Goodwin and Peter Kellner
Recorded: 30 January 2014
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Insurance and adjustment in a diverse monetary union – what can the Eurozone learn from the UK?
Speakers: Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Alberto Montagnoli, Danuta Hübner, Julia Darby
Recorded: 29 January 2014
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2013

Structural reforms to stimulate growth – more pain for workers and another credit bubble in the making?
Speakers: Tito Boeri, Gilles Saint-Paul and Laurence Boone
Recorded: 4 December 2013 
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An Industrial Compact for Europe
Speaker: Antonio Tajani
Recorded: 3 December 2013 
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European competitiveness: is completing the single market the key?
Speakers: Yiannos Papantoniou, Damian Chalmers and Sebastien Dullien
Recorded: 21 November
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Macroeconomic stabilisation in times of austerity – how can national income be anchored again?
Speakers: Lucrezia Reichlin, Martin Weale, Paul De Grauwe
Recorded: 20 November 2013 
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Competition policy: European and global perspectives
Speaker: Joaquín Almunia
Recorded: 11 November 2013 
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The UK in the EU Single Market: What Next? Opportunities and challenges
Speaker: Michel Barnier
Recorded: 17 October 2013 
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Can the European Union reconnect with its citizens?
Speaker: Gavin Hewitt
Recorded: 14 October 2013 
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The 2014 European Elections: Why this time will be different
Speakers: Simon Hix, Doru Frantescu, Mats Persson, Bjorn Kjellstrom
Recorded: 2 October 2013 
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The future of Europe’s economy: Deliverance or disaster?
Speakers: Paul De Grauwe, Holger Schmieding, George Magnus, Thomas Mayer
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Why Europe Matters. The Case for the European Union
Speaker: John McCormick
Recorded: 17 June 2013 
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Can Europe lead in a post-western world?
Panel:Prof Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance, LSE
HE Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, Indian High Commissioner in London
Mark Leonard, ECFR co-founder and director
Chair: Robin Lustig, BBC Radio 4 former presenter
Recorded: Tuesday 11 June 2013
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Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach
Speaker: Prof Richard Rose
Recorded: 6 June 2013 
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France’s place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency
Jean-François Copé, Founder of Think tank Generation France and leader of the French opposition
Recorded: 5 June 2013 
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The Lost Continent: Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two
Gavin Hewitt, BBC's Europe Editor
Recorded: 8 May 2013 
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Britain and the EU: An Ever-Closer Union of Peoples?
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Recorded: 2 May 2013 
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Norway's experience with the EEA. An example for Britain?
Erna Solberg, Leader and Prime Minister Candidate 2013 of the Conservative Party of Norway
Recorded: Monday 15 April 2013
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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs and Growth
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Recorded: 11 March 2013 
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Why I am a Euro-optimist
Alain Juppé, Former Prime Minister of France
Recorded: 4 March 2013 
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My Mediterranean
Professor David Abulafia
Recorded: 1 March 2013 
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‘EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe’
Speaker: Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Recorded: 13 February 2013 
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Geopolitical oblivion or a pragmatic approach? Britain, the EU and European foreign policy in 2012
Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General, EEAS
Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
Dr Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
Dr Spyros Economides, LSE European Institute
Chair: Susi Dennison, Scorecard Project Leader, ECFR
Recorded: 6 February 2013  
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Perspectives on the European crises from a small open economy
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance in Sweden
Recorded: 16 January 2013
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2012

'Blaming Europe? Citizens, Governments and the Media'
Professor Sara Hobolt
Recorded: 5 December 2012 
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'The future of the European Union after the euro crisis: Political union and its discontents'
Ulrike Guérot, José Ignacio Torreblanca, Mark Leonard, Anthony Teasdale
Recorded: 3 December 2012
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'The Eurozone’s Design Failures: can they be corrected?'
Professor Paul De Grauwe
Recorded: 28 November 2012 
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'Europe's Unfinished Currency: The Political Economics of the Euro’
Dr Thomas Mayer
Recorded: 1 November 2012
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'Strengthening Competitiveness and Growth in Europe'
Philipp Rösler, German Vice-Chancellor
Recorded: 30 October 2012
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'The Mediterranean – an opportunity?'
Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta
Recorded: 26 October 2012
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'Spain's Economic Policy Strategy'
Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of the Economy and Competitiveness
Recorded: 4 October 2012
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‘A European policy outlook: the crisis and beyond’
Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister
Recorded: 17 September 2012
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Philosophy and European Union
Simon Glendinning
Recorded 19 June 2012, approx 89 min 
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Freud on Translation
Robert J. C. Young
Recorded 6 June 2012, approx 79 min. 
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How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development?
Tobias Billström. in conversation with Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 23 May 2012, approx 63 min. leszek_balcerowicz
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The Eurozone's Awkward Threesome: fiscal stance, macroeconomic stability and growth
Leszek Balcerowicz
Recorded: 8 May 2012, approx 83 min. eharcourt
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On Guilt
Robert Eaglestone, Edward Harcourt
Recorded: 8 May 2012, approx 87 min.
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Can Greece get out of the crisis?
Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Moritz Kraemer, Vicky Pryce, Poul ThomsenRecorded: 28 March 2012, approx 82 min.
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Re-thinking Alienation
Rahel Jaeggi
Recorded: 13 March 2012, approx 83 min. Petr Necas
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Growth for Europe: Resuscitating the Single Market
Petr Necas
Recorded: 29 February 2012, approx 58 min Roger Scruton
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Literary Festival 2012: The Culture of Europe
Roger Scruton, in conversation with Maurice Fraser
Recorded: 29 February 2012, approx 85 min.
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