Birchfield’s Students Witness EU President Juncker’s Address to Parliament

Birchfield’s Students Attend Event at European Parliament in Strasbourg

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On September 13 in Strasbourg, students enrolled in INTA221, a course on the European Union (EU) taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine by Center for European and Transatlantic Studies co-director professor Vicki Birchfield attended a session in parliament.

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On September 13 in Strasbourg, students enrolled in INTA221, a course on the European Union (EU) taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine by Center for European and Transatlantic Studies co-director professor Vicki Birchfield and Sonia Serafin, attended a session in parliament, witnessing the EU Commission President Juncker’s address his vision for Europe’s future.

 

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Students enrolled in a course on the European Union (EU) taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine attended a session in parliament witnessing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker outline his vision for Europe’s future. 

The experience was part of the INTA 221 course co-taught by professors Vicki Birchfield of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Sonia Serafin on the Metz campus.

Juncker’s speech took place on September 13, in Strasbourg, France, the formal seat of the European Parliament. He reviewed the EU’s work over the past year, discussed priorities for the upcoming year, and disclosed his white paper released earlier this year on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the treaties of Rome. Students attended the plenary session for three hours, hearing not only the president’s speech, but also the debate that followed with responses by the heads of the political groups and other members of the European Parliament.

To watch the full speech and access additional content related to the event, visit the State of the Union 2017’s website.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
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Public Service, Leadership, and Policy
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EU, Strasbourg, Parliament, State of the Union, Junker
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  • Created On: Sep 15, 2017 - 4:15pm
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