Europe at the crossroads: finding a path towards the common good

201814jun18:3022:00Europe at the crossroads: finding a path towards the common goodLecture with Nobel Prize Winner Jean Tirole in Berlin18:30 - 22:00

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Our next United Europe’s lecture takes place on 14th June, 2018, with the French economist and Nobel Prize winner Jean Tirole in the French Embassy in Berlin.

About the lecture:
In a war-torn continent, European integration gave rise to immense hope. Guarantor of liberties, the movement of people, goods and services, and capital, it was destined to prevent protectionism. Guarantor of solidarity, it was to thwart national selfishness and help poor regions develop. So what went wrong? And where do we go from here? These questions will be at the heart of TSE chairman Jean Tirole’s talk. Whether they opt for national sovereignty or federalism, he insists, Europeans cannot have their cake and eat it. For the union to work, people must be willing to share risks and cede more sovereignty, and we need to rehabilitate the European ideal and remain united around it.

About Jean Tirole:
When awarding him the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014 for his research on understanding and regulating markets, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences applauded Jean Tirole as “one of the most influential economists of our times”.
He is chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position, and with EHESS, and is a member of the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.
He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from eleven universities and is an honorary member of a number of learned societies, including the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published twelve books and received many honours for his work.


June 14, 2018 18:30 - 22:00


French Embassy Berlin

Pariser Platz 5

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