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What Is the Phone Number of Europe? Leadership in the European Union After the Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes in the institutional order and external representation of the European Union. This workshop will revisit the founding compromise of European integration between sovereignty and supranationality and assess the effects of these transformations on the legitimization of the EU.

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Dec. 8, 2010
1:00pm – 4:00pm

What Is the Phone Number of Europe? Leadership in the European Union After the Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes in the institutional order and external representation of the European Union. This workshop will revisit the founding compromise of European integration between sovereignty and supranationality and assess the effects of these transformations on the legitimization of the EU. Focusing on the European Council as the prominent governing body of the European polity and the most dramatic arena of European politics, European and American academics and officials will offer their views. Inter-institutional relationships within the European Parliament and the transatlantic dialogue will also be addressed.

"What is the Phone Number of Europe, Again?
Leadership in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty"

December, 8th 2010 – 2pm-5pm, Conference Room 4th floor, Wilson Center, Washington DC

PROGRAMME

Introduction

Part 1 : Domestic Calls. Focus on the European Council

- Yann-Sven RITTELMEYER (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"The European Council and its Presidency. Lisbon as a Further Step in an Old Story?"

- Simone BUNSE (Georgetown University)
"What's Left from the Rotating Presidency? The Future of "National" Presidencies"

- François FORET (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"Legitimacy in Numbers? Communicative Aspects of the Post-Lisbon EU"

Break

Part 2 : Interinstitutional and International Calls

- Piotr NOWINA-KONOPKA (Director, European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress)
"The European Parliament in the New Institutional Order"

- Charles KUPCHAN (Georgetown University and Council on Foreign Relations)
"An American Reflection on the EU and the State of the Transatlantic Relationship"

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Directions to the Center : http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.directions
The Wilson Center is in a federal building. Due to heightened security, please allow extra time to enter the building. A photo I.D. is required for entry.

Organized with the support of the Wilson Center, the Institute of European Studies and the CEVIPOL (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and the FNRS.

This event will be held in the 4th floor conference room.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program uses history to improve understanding of important global dynamics, trends in international relations, and American foreign policy.  Read more

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