a public event
US Democracy at the Crossroads II: The Question of European Unity
Co-sponsored Colloquium Series with Professors Bernard Cassen and John Gillingham
Monday, April 17, 2006
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History and the Center for Globalization and Policy Research invite the public to a colloquium by Bernard Cassen, Institute of European Studies, University of Paris - 8 and John Gillingham, Department of History, University of Missouri - St. Louis.
What are now the prospects for European unity, with special reference to the recent rejection by France of the proposed European constitution? Cassen and Gillingham delineate the possible meanings and implications, of European unity today and in the foreseeable future, in political, economic, and social terms. They will debate the feasiblity of European unity and offer analyses of the recent struggle in France around the constitution-the forces arrayed on either side, their goals and ideas, and the likely implications of the defeat of the constitution in France for the future of Europe, and France.
Bernard Cassen is a journalist and director general of le Monde Diplomatique. Cassen is also professor emeritus from the Institute of European Studies at the University of Paris - 8. He is the author of "Tout a commencé à Porto Alegre" (Editions des 1001 Nuits, Paris, 2003).
John Gillingham is the author of Design for a New Europe, (New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming March 2006), European Integration, 1950-2003: Superstate or New Market Economy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003): and Coal, Steel And The Rebirth Of Europe, 19451955: The Germans And French From Ruhr Conflict To Economic Community (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991), winner of 1991 George Louis Beer Prize for international history of the American Historical Association.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Social Theory and Comparative History