The Future Of The European Union Center Of Excellence Essay

722 Words Sep 21st, 2016 3 Pages
“This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It’s also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both” Rebecca Solnit

Last September, 13, 2016, the non-profit organization, World Denver along with the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (Josef Korbel school of international studies) held at the Warwick hotel in Denver, a panel that intended to foster clarity about the main challenges, contradiction and fears related to the future of the European Union on one hand, as well as the panel’s expectations and hopes to answering the question of the future of the EU.
Because I am of the belief that our interconnected world allows us to better understand ourselves and our domestic socio-political problems. I arrived to this panel, eager to acquire a much broader perspective on the pulse of the world, once I gathered the thoughts of the academia here in the U.S with Joseph Jupille professor from CU-Boulder, the British perspective of Martin Rhodes, professor at Josef Korbel School of International Studies; the view of France, represented by the Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Christophe Lemoine, and my own perspective filtered as a Spanish woman living in the U.S.
Martin Rhodes, brilliantly dissected the basic, yet current deep challenges the EU was facing today. A European financial crisis; Greece, Europe’s first failed state, and the extremely high rates of unemployment. He also…

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