11 January 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Missouri School of Journalism Brussels Office
Rue de Stassart 117
1050 Brussels 

The Missouri Transatlantic Center at the University of Missouri is pleased to announce a conference at its Brussels location on the idea of citizenship and how the world’s citizens identify themselves as they are constantly becoming more interconnected. 

The conference will seek to address the following questions:
  • How has the globalized age changed the nature of citizenship? With international travel, news, information, entertainment and products available to so many, do we still identify as strongly with our nations or regions?

  • Conversely, in an age defined by eroding boundaries, do we take some comfort in reaffirming attachments to our regions and nations to counter the forces of internationalization?

  • What can the US and Europe learn from each other when it coms to citizenship and nationality questions?

  • Would the world be better off if Americans were a bit less American and Europeans a bit more European?

  • In what ways do citizenship policies influence the way integration/immigration issues are dealt with in the US and Europe?

  • Is global citizenship a pipe dream or do experiments like the EU show citizens are willing to accept a higher level of authority—and belonging—than the nation state?
Keynote Speakers 
Christina Hawley is Political Analyst and Campaigner for Crisis Action in Brussels. Christina comes to Crisis Action with a background in conflict management. She previously worked in the Office of the Secretary General of the OSCE in Vienna and for Independent Diplomat in Brussels. She has also worked in Brussels at the European Parliament and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Christina holds a Bachelor¹s degree in philosophy and a postgraduate degree in international relations, law and economics.

Amy Studdart  is a Program Associate at the German Marshall Fund where she works on Chinese foreign policy, strategic issues in North East Asia, and EU-U.S. cooperation on Asia policy. She previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where, amongst other duties, she led their Asia programming in Europe. She was born in Antigua to English parents, grew up in Grenada, studied East Asia in the UK, and now lives in Brussels.

Brady Deaton
- Chancellor, University of Missouri

We’d be delighted if you’d join us for what promises to be a stimulating conversation. 


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