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On this episode we look back at the life, times, and legacy of “The Iron Lady,” Britain’s former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Our guest, Michael Geary, is a European Studies Fellow at the Wilson Center.  He is also Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Maastricht University in The Netherlands where his teaching and research focuses on Modern Europe and the European Union.  Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson provides context on the surprisingly close Venezuelan presidential election and thoughts on the Chavismo Movement post-Chavez.

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more