Europe (like the US) is slowly emerging from a deep economic crisis and, also like the US, is continuing to suffer from serious governance dysfunctions. In the eyes of many the European Union is a spent force with anti-European sentiment quite strong among the electorates in the various member states of the Union. How true is this depiction? What, if any, is the relevance of the fate and future of Europe for the United States? And is there anything that we Americans can learn from the European experience? These and related questions will be treated by a wide ranging reflection given by professor Weiler, Director (on leave) of NYU’s Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at the NYU School of Law and currently President of the European University Institute here in Florence.
February 18, Villa La Pietra 6:00pm Introduction Ellyn Toscano, NYU Executive Director Why Should the European Union be of Interest to Americans? Dialogue with J.H.H. Weiler 7:30pm Question & Answer session 8:00pm Reception