55 Plus Lecture Series: Navigating Europe's Perfect Storm


02/20/2020
Date:  February 20, 2020;  meeting # 604
Topic:  Navigating Europe's Perfect Storm
Speaker:  R. Daniel Kelemen, Professor of Political Science and Law and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University


Over the past several years, the European Union has faced a perfect storm of intertwined crises – including the Eurozone financial crisis, the refugee crisis, the crisis of democratic backsliding in Hungary and Poland, the crisis of Russian aggression, and Brexit.  Together, these crises have shaken the project of European integration to its very core.  Professor Kelemen will examine how these crises have interacted with one another and how they have influenced the European Union - posing grave threats but at the same time prompting more European unity than most had expected. 
 
R. Daniel Kelemen is Professor of Political Science and Law and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University.  Kelemen's research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy.  His 2011 book Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press) won the Best Book Award from the European Union Studies Association.  He is author or editor of five other books including The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press), and author of over one hundred articles and book chapters.  Prior to Rutgers, Kelemen was Fellow in Politics, Lincoln College, University of Oxford.  He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, visiting fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University, and a Fulbright Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.