Getting To Know Europe


Getting to Know Europe is a new conference series on the European Union (EU) and the EU-US partnership. The European Institute hosts scholars, public intellectuals, diplomats and business leaders from Europe and the US to share their experiences and analyses of ongoing developments within the EU and the EU’s evolving role in the world.

This series of conferences is made possible thanks to the support of the European Union’s “Getting to Know Europe” program and other donors.

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Follow us on Twitter @ColumbiaEurope and use the hashtag #EUatEI


Upcoming Events

The Russian Question in French & European Politics
March 2, 2017

A conference featuring Marie Mendras, Pierre Vimont, Steven E. Sokol and Alexander Cooley.


America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics in World War I and After
March 30 – 31, 2017

A conference featuring Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Buruma, Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy, Rebecca Kobrin, Jack Levy, John Maurer, Jorg Nagler, Michael Neiberg, Mary Nolan, Susan Pedersen, Adam Tooze, Ross Wilson, and Jay Winter.


Recent Events 2017

The EU at Sixty: Europe Since The Treaty Of Rome
February 10, 2017

A conference featuring Victoria de Grazia, Joao Vale de Almeida, Adam Tooze, Pierre VimontPeter Lindseth, Roberta de Monticelli, Boris Ruge, Rui Tavares, Stefan Collignon, Javier Elorza, Anne Dorte Riggelsen and Nadia Urbinati.


Recent Events 2016

“The European” A Documentary by Dirk Jan Roeleven
December 7, 2016

A film screening and discussion with Dirk Jan Roeleven, Gerton van den Akker and Dolph Hogewoning.


Brexit Before and Beyond
December 1-2, 2016

This two-day event brings together journalists and scholars from European and American universities to discuss both the underlying issues that precipitated the UK’s decision to separate from the EU as well as the ongoing fallout from the “Brexit” vote, especially for those of us working in global universities.

Click here to watch a video from the first event. 


What Is Populism?
November 18, 2016

A conversation with Jan-Werner Mueller, David Art, N. Turkuler Isiksel and Nadia Urbinati.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Illiberal Populism in Europe
November 3, 2016

Featuring Pippa Norris, Jan Kubik, Sheri Berman (discussant), and moderated by Alan Timberlake.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Europe & The Future of the Euro
September 28, 2016

A conversation with Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James, Jean-Pierre Landau, Joseph E. Stiglitz, & Luigi Zingales, moderated by Alessandra Casella & Moreno Bertoldi

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Federica Mogherini: the EU Global Strategy, European Institute Lecture Series
September 23, 2016

Featuring Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Riding the Storm: the European Recovery and the Challenges Ahead
April 19, 2016

Marco Buti, Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the EU Commission in conversation with Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Director of the European Institute.


Transatlantic Conference
April 8-9, 2016

The Transatlantic Conference at Columbia brings 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. Organized by the Columbia European Society, with support from the European Institute.


Europe & America: The Way Ahead
March 7, 2016

Featuring David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, in conversation with Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

Click here to watch an interview with Mr. O’Sullivan before the event.

Click here to watch the a video of the full event.


2016: a New Financial Crisis?
March 2, 2016

Featuring Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist of Citigroup; Senior Research Fellow at SIPA, Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economcy, Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Irene Finel-Honigman, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs.

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


The Digital Divide: EU vs. US over Data Protection
February 22, 2016

Featuring Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Founder of Europe v. Facebook, Julia Angwin, Senior Reporter at Propublica, Peter Micek, Global Policy and Legal Counsel at Access Now, Lecturer at SIPA, Anya Schiffrin, Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at SIPA, Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History


Facing a World in Crisis, Can Europe Speak With One Voice?
February 9, 2016

Featuring Pierre Vimont, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe, former Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, former Ambassador of France to the United States and Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History


The EU, the US, and the Crisis in Ukraine
February 8, 2016

Featuring Pierre Vimont, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe, former Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, former Ambassador of France to the United States and Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, Tarik Amar, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University, Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


Recent Events 2015

The Future of the Euro
November 17, 2015

Featuring Martin Sandbu, Economics editorial writer at The Financial Times, Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy, Brown University, Anne Sibert, Professor of Economics at Birkbeck, University of London; Visiting Professor at SIPA Coumbia, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here for a video interview with Martin Sandbu conducted after the event


The EU and the Arab World
November 12, 2015

Featuring Lina Khatib, Senior Research Associate with the Arab Reform Initiative, and former Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and former Director-General for enlargement at the EU Commission, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University


The Eurozone Crisis Six Years On
October 15, 2015
Featuring
Lars Christensen, Founder and CEO, Markets & Money Advisory,
Peter Garber, Senior Adviser at Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank, Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist of Citigroup; Senior Research Fellow at SIPA Columbia, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


Waking From The European Dream?
September 29, 2015
Featuring Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate; Professor of Writing and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, Victoria de Grazia, Professor of History, Columbia University, Andreas Huyssen, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University,  and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University


Europe’s Moment of Truth with Frans Timmermans
September 28, 2015
Featuring Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here for highlights of the discussion, and here for the entire discussion, on YouTube.

Getting to Know Europe is a new conference series on the European Union (EU) and the EU-US partnership. The European Institute hosts scholars, public intellectuals, diplomats and business leaders from Europe and the US to share their experiences and analyses of ongoing developments within the EU and the EU’s evolving role in the world.

This series of conferences is made possible thanks to the support of the European Union’s “Getting to Know Europe” program and other donors.

logo_03

Follow us on Twitter @ColumbiaEurope and use the hashtag #EUatEI


Upcoming Events

The Russian Question in French & European Politics
March 2, 2017

A conference featuring Marie Mendras, Pierre Vimont, Steven E. Sokol and Alexander Cooley.


America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics in World War I and After
March 30 – 31, 2017

A conference featuring Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Buruma, Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy, Rebecca Kobrin, Jack Levy, John Maurer, Jorg Nagler, Michael Neiberg, Mary Nolan, Susan Pedersen, Adam Tooze, Ross Wilson, and Jay Winter.


Recent Events 2017

The EU at Sixty: Europe Since The Treaty Of Rome
February 10, 2017

A conference featuring Victoria de Grazia, Joao Vale de Almeida, Adam Tooze, Pierre VimontPeter Lindseth, Roberta de Monticelli, Boris Ruge, Rui Tavares, Stefan Collignon, Javier Elorza, Anne Dorte Riggelsen and Nadia Urbinati.


Recent Events 2016

“The European” A Documentary by Dirk Jan Roeleven
December 7, 2016

A film screening and discussion with Dirk Jan Roeleven, Gerton van den Akker and Dolph Hogewoning.


Brexit Before and Beyond
December 1-2, 2016

This two-day event brings together journalists and scholars from European and American universities to discuss both the underlying issues that precipitated the UK’s decision to separate from the EU as well as the ongoing fallout from the “Brexit” vote, especially for those of us working in global universities.

Click here to watch a video from the first event. 


What Is Populism?
November 18, 2016

A conversation with Jan-Werner Mueller, David Art, N. Turkuler Isiksel and Nadia Urbinati.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Illiberal Populism in Europe
November 3, 2016

Featuring Pippa Norris, Jan Kubik, Sheri Berman (discussant), and moderated by Alan Timberlake.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Europe & The Future of the Euro
September 28, 2016

A conversation with Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James, Jean-Pierre Landau, Joseph E. Stiglitz, & Luigi Zingales, moderated by Alessandra Casella & Moreno Bertoldi

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Federica Mogherini: the EU Global Strategy, European Institute Lecture Series
September 23, 2016

Featuring Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University.

Click here to watch a video of the full event.


Riding the Storm: the European Recovery and the Challenges Ahead
April 19, 2016

Marco Buti, Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the EU Commission in conversation with Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Director of the European Institute.


Transatlantic Conference
April 8-9, 2016

The Transatlantic Conference at Columbia brings 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. Organized by the Columbia European Society, with support from the European Institute.


Europe & America: The Way Ahead
March 7, 2016

Featuring David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, in conversation with Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

Click here to watch an interview with Mr. O’Sullivan before the event.

Click here to watch the a video of the full event.


2016: a New Financial Crisis?
March 2, 2016

Featuring Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist of Citigroup; Senior Research Fellow at SIPA, Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economcy, Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Irene Finel-Honigman, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs.

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


The Digital Divide: EU vs. US over Data Protection
February 22, 2016

Featuring Max Schrems, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Founder of Europe v. Facebook, Julia Angwin, Senior Reporter at Propublica, Peter Micek, Global Policy and Legal Counsel at Access Now, Lecturer at SIPA, Anya Schiffrin, Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at SIPA, Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History


Facing a World in Crisis, Can Europe Speak With One Voice?
February 9, 2016

Featuring Pierre Vimont, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe, former Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, former Ambassador of France to the United States and Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History


The EU, the US, and the Crisis in Ukraine
February 8, 2016

Featuring Pierre Vimont, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe, former Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, former Ambassador of France to the United States and Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, Tarik Amar, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University, Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


Recent Events 2015

The Future of the Euro
November 17, 2015

Featuring Martin Sandbu, Economics editorial writer at The Financial Times, Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy, Brown University, Anne Sibert, Professor of Economics at Birkbeck, University of London; Visiting Professor at SIPA Coumbia, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here for a video interview with Martin Sandbu conducted after the event


The EU and the Arab World
November 12, 2015

Featuring Lina Khatib, Senior Research Associate with the Arab Reform Initiative, and former Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and former Director-General for enlargement at the EU Commission, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University


The Eurozone Crisis Six Years On
October 15, 2015
Featuring
Lars Christensen, Founder and CEO, Markets & Money Advisory,
Peter Garber, Senior Adviser at Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank, Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist of Citigroup; Senior Research Fellow at SIPA Columbia, and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here to watch a video of the entire event.


Waking From The European Dream?
September 29, 2015
Featuring Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate; Professor of Writing and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, Victoria de Grazia, Professor of History, Columbia University, Andreas Huyssen, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University,  and Adam Tooze, Director, European Institute; Professor of History, Columbia University


Europe’s Moment of Truth with Frans Timmermans
September 28, 2015
Featuring Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute, Professor of History, Columbia University

Click here for highlights of the discussion, and here for the entire discussion, on YouTube.

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