Events - Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Events organized on campus offer opportunities for policy-makers, scholars and corporate leaders to discuss ongoing developments within the EU and in the transatlantic relation with students, faculty, and members of the larger public.

Fall 2018

"Ten Years On: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe"
September 25, 2018

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, joined Professor Adam Tooze for a discussion on the economic and political legacies of the 2008 financial crash on its tenth year anniversary. Discussion focused on reforms made in the aftermath as well as potential changes that could be made to strengthen the European Union against future economic downturns.

The event was sponsored by the European Institute and the Maison Française and was made possible thanks to the support of the European Union.


"Global Economic Governance: Can Fragmentation Be Overcome?" October 29, 2018 

Marco Buti, Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, spoke about the Global economy, the growing fragmentations therein, and what Europe and other major actors should do in coming years to improve the global economy. Discussion focused on the possibility of Europe playing a greater role in global governance and on the benefits of creating and maintaining multilateral ties.

After Buti's presentation, Adam Tooze and Buti engaged in a conversation elaborating further on Buti's main points. The floor was then opened for Q&A.

The event was sponsored by the European Institute and the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) at Columbia University, and was made possible thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.