After the Crises? Germany and its Partners in a Changing Europe

Friday April 20 - Saturday April 21

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Fri Apr 20 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Sat Apr 21 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility

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Wolfram Hilz


The crises of the year 2011 - the Euro-crisis and the political crisis in Northern Africa - had a deep political and economic impact on the European Union and Germany as its largest economy and one of its key members. The performance of the European Union and – even more importantly – the EU member states in handling those crises points to a broader and persistent crisis of leadership in the EU.
The international and interdisciplinary conference intends to focus on the consequences of the aforementioned crises for Europe and Germany one year after the onset of the “Arab Spring” and the intensified attempts to contain the Euro crisis.


Opening Talk: “Germany and Europe after an ‘annus horribilis’”
Wolfram Hilz

Keynote Speech: “Germany’s role in Europe’s crises”
Kurt Biedenkopf, ret. PM of Saxony, Dresden

Panel one, “The never-ending Euro-crisis and its economic and political consequences”:
Alena Kimakova, Louis Pauly, Kurt Hübner,

Panel two, “‘Arabellion’ as Europe’s ‘writing on the wall’: Consequences for Europe’s “mission” in the Arab world:
Sharon Pardo, Costanza Musu, Ramin Jahanbegloo

Panel three, “Mission creep? New start for Europe’s migration policy”:
Phil Triadaphilopoulos, Elke Winter, Willem Maas

Panel four: “The West adrift? How North Americans and Europeans need to adjust their transatlantic policies after the crises
Jean-Yves Haine, Beate Neuss, Benjamin Zyla

Co-sponsored by

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Joint Initiative for German and European Studies
The Munk School of Global Affairs