Tennis Court Oath in Versailles on June 20, 1789. (Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Debating the Future of Europe:
Participants in this session will discuss democratic participation in Europe, with a focus on the EU institutions (the so-called "democratic deficit") and on the EU's response to challenges to democracy within member states.
Join Nadia Urbanati (Columbia), Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies), and Rui Tavares (writer, former EU Parliament member), in a debate moderated by Yves Meny (Academia Europaea).
About the series:
This discussion is part of the series “Debating the Future of Europe,” organized by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the European Institute and the Alliance Program.
From October 2020-March 2021, the “Debating the Future of Europe” series will present twelve online programs on six important questions facing Europe today:
Oct 6/13: How Can Europe Achieve Social Justice?
Nov 10/17: Are Europe and America Drifting Apart?
Dec 8/15: Can the EU Lead the Fight Against Climate Change?
Jan 20/26: Is Europe Democratic?
Feb 9: Is There a European Identity?
Mar 9: Can Europe Be Sovereign?
The six issues will be explored in two programs apiece, an interview in French followed a week later by a moderated discussion in English. The twelve programs will feature a mix of leading scholars from Columbia who specialize on European affairs and prominent creative writers, intellectuals, scholars, and journalists from the EU.
Co-sponsored by: Columbia Alumni Association,Columbia Maison Française, Columbia University Libraries, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School, and Le Grand Continent. With additional support from the Erasmus + programme of the European Union and the Advisory Board of the Paris Global Center.