Transatlantic Conference at Columbia


Date: Apr 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2016

Organized by the Columbia European Society, the inaugural Transatlantic Conference at Columbia will bring together students, young professionals, and leading figures in transatlantic affairs, providing a unique platform for conversation and debate about the issues at the forefront of contemporary US-European relations.

Program:

Opening Keynote:

5:15pm – 6:30pm – Friday, April 8th, Jerome Greene Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics and University Professor, Columbia University

Reception:

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Maison Francaise

Panel 1: Defense Policy and the Role of NATO

9:30 – 10:45am – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

James J. Townsend, Jr., U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy
Andris Razans, Ambassador of Latvia to the US
Cameron Munter, CEO and President of the EastWest Institute, and former US Ambassador to Serbia and Pakistan
Moderator: David Francis, Journalist, Foreign Policy

Panel 2: Entrepreneurship

11:00am – 12:15pm  – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Navid Hadzaad, CEO of gobutler
Alessandro Piol, Managing Partner at AlphaPrime
Inaki Berenguer, Co-Founder and CEO of CoverWallet
Erika Sauer, Managing Director USA, AmCham Findland
Moderator: R.A. Farrowkhnia, Professor, Columbia Business School

Panel 3: A Common EU Foreign Policy?

1:30pm – 2:45pm  – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Kai Sauer, Ambassador of Finland to the UN
Rolandas Krisciunas, Ambassador of Lithuania to the US
Alexander Gorlach, Founder and Journalist, The European
Matteo Garavoglia, Italy Program Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Moderator: Adam Tooze, Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University

Panel 4: Transatlantic Economic Relations

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Giovanni Majnoni, Head of the New York office of the Banca d’Italia
John Peterson, Partner at Neville & Peterson
James Rosener, President of the European-American Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Irene Finel-Honingman, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA

Closing Remarks:

5:00 – 6:00pm – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, former Prime Minister of Italy, former EU Commissioner

Registration is required; RSVP here.

For more information, please click here. 

Guests who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu.

Conference organized by The Columbia European Society, with support from the European Institute, the European Union’s “Getting To Know Europe” Program, and the Boston Consulting Group.

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Date: Apr 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2016

Organized by the Columbia European Society, the inaugural Transatlantic Conference at Columbia will bring together students, young professionals, and leading figures in transatlantic affairs, providing a unique platform for conversation and debate about the issues at the forefront of contemporary US-European relations.

Program:

Opening Keynote:

5:15pm – 6:30pm – Friday, April 8th, Jerome Greene Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics and University Professor, Columbia University

Reception:

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Maison Francaise

Panel 1: Defense Policy and the Role of NATO

9:30 – 10:45am – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

James J. Townsend, Jr., U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy
Andris Razans, Ambassador of Latvia to the US
Cameron Munter, CEO and President of the EastWest Institute, and former US Ambassador to Serbia and Pakistan
Moderator: David Francis, Journalist, Foreign Policy

Panel 2: Entrepreneurship

11:00am – 12:15pm  – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Navid Hadzaad, CEO of gobutler
Alessandro Piol, Managing Partner at AlphaPrime
Inaki Berenguer, Co-Founder and CEO of CoverWallet
Erika Sauer, Managing Director USA, AmCham Findland
Moderator: R.A. Farrowkhnia, Professor, Columbia Business School

Panel 3: A Common EU Foreign Policy?

1:30pm – 2:45pm  – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Kai Sauer, Ambassador of Finland to the UN
Rolandas Krisciunas, Ambassador of Lithuania to the US
Alexander Gorlach, Founder and Journalist, The European
Matteo Garavoglia, Italy Program Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Moderator: Adam Tooze, Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University

Panel 4: Transatlantic Economic Relations

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Panelists:

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Giovanni Majnoni, Head of the New York office of the Banca d’Italia
John Peterson, Partner at Neville & Peterson
James Rosener, President of the European-American Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Irene Finel-Honingman, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA

Closing Remarks:

5:00 – 6:00pm – Saturday, April 9th, Jerome Green Building Room 106 (Columbia Law School)

Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, former Prime Minister of Italy, former EU Commissioner

Registration is required; RSVP here.

For more information, please click here. 

Guests who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu.

Conference organized by The Columbia European Society, with support from the European Institute, the European Union’s “Getting To Know Europe” Program, and the Boston Consulting Group.

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