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Nation and State Vs. Europe: When the Sum of the Parts Is Larger Than the Whole



Monday, October 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
201 Moses Hall

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Speaker/Performer: Josef Joffe

Brexit, the endless crisis of the euro and the suspension of „Schengenland“ are the symptoms of renationalization. So is the rise of anti-European populism - even in Germany, the traditional engine of integration. As always in its 65-years history, the EU will muddle through. But for all of its resilience, it cannot not transcend the nation-state and evolve into an „e pluribus unum.“ This lecture seeks to explain why „ever closer union“ will not lead to a United States of Europe.

Josef Joffe is publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post, Time and Newsweek. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. A visiting professor of political science at Stanford since 2004, he is also a fellow of the University's Hoover Institution. He has also taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich.


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