Europe in crisis and ‘how to get out of it'

Europe in crisis and ‘how to get out of it'

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron Plus, Athens
Speaker(s): 
Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Introduced by Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: 
Alexis Papachelas (Director of Kathemerini)
Series: 
SEESOX

ABSTRACT
Timothy Garton Ash will argue that this is not just a crisis of Europe, it is the crisis of Europe – the biggest crisis of the European project since 1945. He will explore the immediate reasons for this crisis, in the flawed design of the Eurozone and the policies that have been pursued, but also much deeper historical reasons, including the profound human  motivations that have in the past always driven the European project forward, but seem not to do so today. 

Kalypso Nicolaidis will build on these ideas to ask: what is to be done? In Europe in general and in Greece in particular. She will argue for reversing the kind of coercive europeanisation that we have witnessed in the last few years and for the need to explore together ways to bring back the values that underpin our European democracy  namely non-domination and mutual recognition. This has concrete implications. Greece needs to be and can be an active player in this story. 

In collaboration with the Institute of International Relations, Athens.