Friday, Mar 02, 2018 6:30p -
Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 6:30a
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Art, Date Idea, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Music, University
On its sixth annual occasion, this student-led conference , the largest of its kind in North America, will bring together a thrilling and unique combination of policy, academic and business leaders to explore what, going forward, the “European way” might be: its challenges, opportunities, and specifics.
Friday, March 2, 2018 at Harvard Art Museums
starting 6:30PM | keynote address at 7:30PM
The Conference will open with a Friday-night black-tie reception at the Harvard Art Museums featuring our opening Keynote Address by European Commission for Competition Margrethe Vestager, food and drinks, and a performance by members of the American Modern Opera Company.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Harvard Kennedy School
Start at 9AM
Now that the European crisis seems largely passed, or so it would seem, where is the European Union headed? There are many reasons to be positive about the changes happening on the continent. Not only is growth back, but populism appears on the wane, pro-European leaders are elected, pro-European coalitions are structured, and overall confidence has made its way back within the European Institutions.
Where does the EU go from here? Societal, economic, defense and constitutional questions are quick to arise. The 2018 European Conference's panels will investigate these issues from multiple perspectives and whenever relevant, disciplines. Each panel will feature world-class speakers in their field, including Thomas Greminger, Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, David O'Suillivan, Ambassador of Georgia to the United States David Bakradze, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, and Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake, "Europe's most wired politician" according to the Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate digital MEP" according to Politico. Their kind participation is a unique opportunity to shed light on some of the prime questions facing Europe today with ways of analyzing and offering solutions that may cross-fertilize U.S. approaches.