Compass, Good Europe and the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit public discussion
Date: Sunday 21 February 2016
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Caroline Lucas, Yanis Varoufakis, Zoe Williams
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor
The creation of the EU set the direction for peace and trade in the 20th century. It is failing to adequately respond to the huge crises we now face, from Syria to Greece, refugees to austerity, and climate change. Please join us as we ask what is the purpose of the EU in the 21st century? We will explore how it can meet the demands for social justice, democracy and sustainability as part of a vision for a good Europe.
Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) is MP for Brighton Pavilion and former Leader of the Green Party.
Yanis Varoufakis () is an academic, economist and former Syriza Finance Minister of Greece.
Zoe Williams () is a Guardian journalist and writer.
Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance at LSE.
The Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit is part of the Department of International Development at LSE.
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