A Conversation with José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the EU Commission and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on Behalf of the EU

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International; Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, Berkeley Economics; Jeroen Dewulf, Director, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics, Institute of International Studies, European Union Center

José Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04), President of the EU Commission (2004-14), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU (2012), and current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, will visit the UC Berkeley campus. In conversation with Maurice Obstfeld (Class of 1958 Professor of Economics) and Jeroen Dewulf (Director of the Institute of European Studies), he will discuss Brexit, the EU Refugee Policy, EU-US Transatlantic Relations, the Rise of China and the current state of the world economy.

In 2002, José Manuel Barroso was elected Prime Minister of Portugal and, in 2004, he was nominated as President of the European Commission and remained in the Presidency for two five-year terms. On behalf of the EU, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. Barroso is currently chairman and non-executive director of Goldman Sachs International.

 menghini@berkeley.edu