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Perspectives on Europe

The European Institute Perspectives on Europe Series is the European Institute's principal public lecture programme. The Perspectives on Europe series is firmly established as one of Europe's leading platforms for discussion of the identity of Europe, the policies and institutions of the European Union and its member states, and wider issues of politics, economics and society affecting the European continent as a whole.
Since its inception, the Perspectives on Europe series has hosted a diversity of public and academic luminaries, with an outstanding cast list of high-level speakers from politics, public administration, academia and the media, including presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, finance ministers, EU commissioners, and heads of European agencies and the EU institutions, along with distinguished scholars and influential commentators.                                               

European Institute 2014/15 Events coming soon. 

Summer Term 2014

Rodrik
'The Plot against the Generals: Gülenists, Intellectuals, and the Fraud that Transformed Turkish Politics'|
A lecture by Dani Rodrik, Centennial Professor at the LSE European Institute; Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser

Wednesday 25 June 2014
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE
Time: 18.30-20.00
 
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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?’
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with: European Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy Johannes Hahn, in conversation with Professor Iain Begg, LSE European Institute

Wednesday 28 May 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: New Theatre, LSE
 
Padoan
‘The EU economy after the great recession’
with: Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser

Tuesday 29 April 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

This event is a free and open to all. No ticket required.

 

Lent Term 2014

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‘The UK and the EU: sovereign illusions in an age of interdependence’|
with: Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland 
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser, LSE 

Wednesday 5 March 2014
Time: 13.00-14.00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

This event is a free and open to all. No ticket required.
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A lecture by José Manuel Barroso|
President of the European Commission

Friday 14 February 2014
Time:17.00-18.15
Venue: LSE campus, venue tbc to ticketholders 

José Manuel Barroso is president of the European Commission, a position he has held since 2004.

He was born in Lisbon and after graduating in law from the University of Lisbon, he moved to Geneva where he completed a Diploma in European Studies at the European University Institute, University of Geneva, and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Geneva, earning an honours in both.

He embarked on an academic career, working successively as a teaching assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, in the Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, and as a visiting professor at the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). In 1995, he became head of the International Relations Department of Lusíada University, Lisbon. In 1979, he founded the University Association for European Studies.
 
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Book launch: ‘Informal Governance in the European Union - How Governments Make International Organisations Work’| 
with:
Dr Mareike Kleine, Lecturer in EU Politics, LSE
Prof Helen Wallace, Emeritus Professor, LSE
Prof Duncan Snidal, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
Luuk van Middelaar, Advisor to the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy
Chair: Prof Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics, LSE 
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF

Dr Kleine's book proposes a new way of thinking about how the EU and other international organizations really work. This roundtable of eminent scholars and practitioners of the EU discusses the book's insights and the implications of its argument.

BOOK SIGNING AND SALE TO FOLLOW. 

This event is a free and open to all. No ticket required.








 

Michaelmas Term 2013 

Tajani
‘An Industrial Compact for Europe’
|Speaker: Antonio Tajani 
Vice-President of the European Commission.
Chair: Paul de Grauwe, John Paulson Chair of European Political Economy, LSE
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Time: 17.30-18.30
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE 

Vice President Tajani will explore the root of the economic and political problems that the European Union faces today and predict the challenges ahead. He will stress the role of the industry and the support it could provide to boost growth and employment. How can the declining trend of the manufacturing sector on the GPD be reverted? How can re-industrialisation of the Union be achieved?

Antonio Tajani is Vice-President of the European Commission. He was Commissioner responsible for Transport until February 2010 and has since been European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship. Antonio Tajani was elected Member of the European Parliament in 1994, 1999 and 2004 with over 120 000 preference votes. He was also Member of the Convention on the Future of Europe and Member of the Bureau of the Group of the European People's Party. In 2002, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the European People's Party, and re-elected in 2006, 2009 and 2012. 

This event is a free and open to all. No ticket required. For more info, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk|
 
 Brendan-Simms
Book launch: 'Europe. The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present'|
Speaker: Brendan Simms
Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. 
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

‘Europe. The struggle for supremacy, 1453 to Present’ offers a major re-interpretation of the last 500 years of European History, based on the centrality of Germany and the primacy of foreign policy, with a strong transatlantic dimension explaining the resilience of the Anglo-American constitutional model.
Brendan Simms is Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. His major books include Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize) and Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire.
 
For more info, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk|
 
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‘Competition policy: European and global perspectives’|
Speaker: Joaquín Almunia
Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition
Chair: Prof Damian Chalmers, Professor in European Union Law
Monday 11 November 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

For more info, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk|
 
Michel-Barnier
'The UK in the EU Single Market: What Next? Opportunities and challenges'|
Thursday 17 October 2013
Time: 14.00-15.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Michel Barnier, European Commissioner responsible for the Internal Market and Services
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser 

Free and open to all; no ticket required
 
Gavin-Hewitt
'Can the European Union reconnect with its citizens?’|
Speaker: Gavin Hewitt
BBC's Europe editor since 2009
Chair: Prof Maurice Fraser
Monday 14 October 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: New Theatre (LSE East Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE)

Gavin Hewitt’s paperback ‘The Lost Continent: Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two’ will be released on 10th October and will be available for sale after this lecture. 

Free and open to all; no ticket required
 

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Panel Discussion:  |‘The 2014 European Elections: Why this time will be different’
|Wednesday 2 October 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: New Theatre, LSE East Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE
Welcome by Dr Sara Hagemann, Lecturer in EU Politics, LSE
Panel: 
Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics
Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch Policy Director
Mats Persson, Open Europe Director
Bjorn Kjellstrom, Head of European Parliament Office in the UK
Chair: Shirin Wheeler, former BBC journalist and Visiting Fellow at the European Institute

Organised by LSE European Institute and VoteWatch Europe, in partnership with the European Parliament information office in the UK.
For more info, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk| 

Free and open to all; no ticket required













 

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Panel Discussion: ‘|The future of Europe’s economy: Deliverance or disaster?’
|Wednesday 18 September 2013
Time: 12.30-14.00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
Panel:
Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair of European Political Economy, London School of Economics
Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank
George Magnus, Former Chief Economist at UBS; currently an independent economist, author and consultant
Thomas Mayer, Senior fellow at the Centre of Financial Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt; former Chief Economist at Deutsche Bank.
Chair: Simon Tilford, Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform

Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007-08, Europe has suffered an unprecedented loss of economic activity, an explosion of public debt and a crisis of its currency union. Four leading European economists – Paul de Grauwe, George Magnus, Thomas Mayer and Holger Schmieding – give their prognoses for the region given the challenges facing it.

You may read the event's report here|.

Organised by the LSE European Institute and the Centre for European Reform (CER); Free and open to all; no ticket required.
For more info, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk|

Free and open to all; no ticket required
 

 

 

 

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