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CIC Victoria: Back to the Future – Can the Franco-German motor revive Europe after the elections of 2017?
October 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Arguably, the outcomes of the 2017 French and German elections have resulted in “seismic shocks” unsettling two countries considered to be the core of Europe. Both elections were preceded by yet another “seismic shock” in the form of Great Britain’s dramatic decision in 2016 to leave the European Union (EU). Against this backdrop, can French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel forge a new path that will ultimately revive the economic fortunes of the EU, especially when Foreign Policy Magazine recently noted that the results of the German election could very well result in “permanent crisis.” In his wide-ranging talk, Dr. Daniel Schulz will address these issues and question if a Franco-German partnership can revive Europe in spite of the odds.
Please contact Paula Skippon CIC.Victoria.Sec@gmail.com, (250) 995-8755.
Cut-off date for registration: Friday, October 20, 2017
CIC Member Price $30.00
CIC Student Member Price $15.00
CIC Young Professional Member Price $20.00
Non-Member Price $40.00
Non-Member Student Price $20.00
Dr. Daniel Schulz is currently a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence, Italy, and will join the University of Victoria in October 2017. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute and an M.A. degree from the Free University of Berlin. Before returning to academia, he worked for a public sector consultancy based in Berlin, providing policy evaluations and advising national and local public authorities on organizational reform. His research focuses on monetary policy, financial regulation, and the politics of taxation. He has a particular interest in how European nations cooperate on these issues in the context of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).