Europe's Coming of Age

Hosted by the European Institute

Online and in-person public event (MAR.1.04, Marshall Building)


Professor Loukas Tsoukalis

Professor Loukas Tsoukalis

Emeritus Professor, University of Athens

Professor Dame Helen Wallace

Professor Dame Helen Wallace

Fellow, British Academy


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE

Join us for this event to mark the launch of Loukas Tsoukalis' new book Europe's Coming of Age!

In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on Europe provides a lucid and wide-ranging appraisal of contemporary European affairs - of how the EU became what it is today and the key challenges it faces. These include  foreign security, a stronger euro, green economies, and the search for democracy beyond the nation state. In Tsoukalis' view, what is at stake is whether the EU can exercise effective political power in a multipolar, highly asymmetrical and increasingly unstable world, and whether it can find a workable relationship between global markets and domestic social contracts.

This bold and ambitious book, based on extensive experience of European affairs, will be of value to anyone interested in Europe and its future as well as anyone concerned with the great political challenges of our time.

Meet our speakers and chair

Loukas Tsoukalis is Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), and Emeritus Professor of the University of Athens. He is also President of the Board of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

Helen Wallace is an expert on European integration. She has previously served a Board member of the British Library, and as Foreign Secretary of the British Academy (2011-2015). From 2001 to 2006 she was Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence.

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

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