As part of the Williamsburg-Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Forum and in Association with the CSIS Europe Program, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's European Union Center will participate in a web panel discussion, "A Union's Greatest Challenges: Europe's Future Path toward Economic Growth, Global Competitiveness and Addressing Debt."
As a fragile America emerged from the Revolutionary War in the late 18th Century, a newly formed government had to address the varying degres of indebtedness among the 13 states and balance the extent to which economic and financial authority should rest with the states of with federal institutions. Europe is struggling with similar issues in a 21st Century context. Will Europe follow the Hamiltonian model and move toward more federal forms of banking and fiscal governance, or will European member states resist this federalization? Are there alternative visions that have yet to be explored?
His Excellency Jan Vincent-Rostowski, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Poland (Invited)
Ambassador Robert Hormats, Former Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State (Confirmed)
Mr. David Marsh, Chairman and Co-Founder, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) (Confirmed)
Mr. Wolfgang Münchau, Associate Editor and European Economic Columnist, Financial Times (Confirmed)
The discussion will be moderated by:
Ms. Heather A. Conley, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Europe Program (Confirmed)
This live webcast discussion will be held on March 17 at 1:30 PM.