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Mar 2


1:00 PM–2:00 PM


Can Europe be Sovereign?

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Panel Discussion:

Can Europe be Sovereign?

Thierry Grillet interviews journalist Pierre Haski, founder of Rue 89 (pre-recorded in French).

Three years ago, President Macron called for "a sovereign, democratic, and united Europe". For her part, Chancellor Merkel emphasized that "Europeans must take their fate into their own hands.” Participants in this session will discuss whether Europeans have made progress towards these goals.

March 2, 2021: Thierry Grillet interviews journalist Pierre Haski, founder of Rue 89 (pre-recorded in French). The video will be posted on Columbia Global Centers | Paris YouTube Channel.

March 9, 2021 | 1pm (New York) | 7pm (Paris): Join Anu Bradford (European Legal Studies Center, Columbia), David Goodhart (journalist), Boris Ruge (Munich Security Conference), and Dominique Reynié (Sciences Po), in a debate moderated by Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (City College of New York).

This discussion is part of the series Debating the Future of Europe, organized by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the European Institute, the Alliance Program, and Thierry Grillet, former director of Cultural Affairs at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). The debates are co-sponsored by Columbia's Maison Française, Institute for Ideas and ImaginationAlumni Association, European Legal Studies Center, and the Columbia University Libraries. This series is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Erasmus + programme of the European Union and the Advisory Board of Columbia Global Centers | Paris.

Can Europe be Sovereign?