A break-up of the European Union?

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Friday, February 17, 2017Saturday, February 18, 2017

Max Weber Conference 2017 @ NYU: A break-up of the European Union? And what to do about it.

This conference brings together academics and political practitioners to discuss the state of the European Union at the beginning of what is shaping up a decisive year for the EU. Topics include the political tactics of far-right parties in Europe, the role of the ECB, migration as a challenge and an opportunity, and the link between public opinion and government compliance with EU rules in accession countries. A final round-table discussion will look at possible ways forward for the EU.


Luise Amtsberg is member of the German federal parliament for the Green party and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Her expertise is on refugee and migration policies.

Sheri Berman is professor of political science at Barnard College, New York. Her main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe.

Eric Linhart is professor of political science at the University of Chemnitz, Germany. His focus is on the analysis of political systems and the comparative study of political parties

Christian Martin is the Max Weber chair at New York University and the chair of comparative politics at the University of Kiel, Germany. He is interested in globalization, regional integration, and backlashes against these processes.

Gerald Schneider is the chair of international relations at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His focus is on peace and conflict, as well as European integration.

Rui Tavares is a Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Remarque Institute, and, from 2009 – 2014 a member of the European Parliament for the Green Party. His main focus is on Civil Liberties and Human Rights (DROI).

The conference will take place at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. The Center is located at 285 Mercer, 7th floor, New York, NY 10003.


Friday, February 17, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (NYU)
285 Mercer Street, 7th Floor
New York, United States


Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (NYU)