A Changing Europe in an Uncertain World: Taking stock of the EU's role in the world at a time of internal and external challenges

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This conference takes stock of the European Union’s role in the world at a time of internal and external challenges. The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU will have implications both for what the EU tries to achieve beyond its borders and how effective it is in realizing those objectives. At the same, the new United States Administration has created unprecedented uncertainty about the future of the transatlantic relationship and about the US’s role in the world more generally. These dramatic shocks occur against a backdrop of China’s continued rise and Russia’s assertiveness, both of which contribute to an increasingly turbulent international environment.

- 1:00 Introduction and welcome

Jacqueline Jones Royster, Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Joe Bankoff, Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Alasdair Young, Co-Director, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies

- 1:15 Transatlantic relations 
Chair: Vicki Birchfield (Georgia Tech)
Klaus Botzet (EU Delegation to the United States) 
Gen Phil Breedlove (Georgia Tech) 
Karen Donfried (German Marshall Fund)
John Peterson (University of Edinburgh)
Harlan Ullman (Killowen Group) 

- 2:45 EU foreign policy  
Chair: Katja Weber (Georgia Tech)
Sven Biscop (Egmont) 
Mai’a K. Davis Cross (Northeastern University) 
Evelyn Farkas (Atlantic Council)
Alasdair Young (Georgia Tech) 

- 4:00 Coffee break

- 4:30 The EU’s relationships with China and Russia
Chair: Robert Kennedy (ACIR) 

Scott Brown (Georgia Tech) 
Theresa Fallon (Center for Russia, Europe, Asia Studies) 

Adam Stulberg (Georgia Tech)
Celeste Wallander (US-Russia Foundation)

Co-sponsored by CETS and Atlanta Council on International Relations


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  • Created: 03/22/2018
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