Lecture & Discussion | Wendelin Ettmayer: The European Union Post-Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities

  • University of Virginia 1605 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville, VA, 22904 United States

Lecture & Discussion | Wendelin Ettmayer: The European Union Post-Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities
October 12, 2016 | 4:30 pm

A Discussion with Wendelin Ettmayer (Former Austrian Ambassador to Finland, Canada, and the European Council in Strasbourg)

The history of European integration since the Second World War is truly remarkable: Western Europe enjoyed two generations of peace and prosperity – an unprecedented achievement in 2,000 years of European history. With the establishment of the Council of Europe in 1949, the protection of Human Rights, pluralistic democracy and the rule of law became generally recognized principles. Old, hereditary enemies have become friends; centuries of confrontation were replaced by cooperation. What, then, accounts for the explosive rise of ultra-national parties, political disunity with respect to refugee absorption, and populist break-away decisions such as Brexit? Is the European Union going to survive? And, if yes, in what form? Ambassador Ettmayer will address these questions from historical and diplomatic perspectives, discussing their implications for the future of the European Union.

Find the paper "The European Union: Quo Vadis?" by Mr. Ettmayer at: http://bit.ly/2dGthON

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 4:30 pm
Where: University of Virginia, Hotel A (Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation), Conference Room, 1605 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22904
For further information please contact Mr. Asher D. Biemann, Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia: ab5j@eservices.virginia.edu

Credits: Parlamentsdirektion / Carina Ott