At the 2012 conference Citizenship in a Globalized Age, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, right, and Amy Studdart of the German Marshall Fund, left, listen as Christina Hawley discusses citizenship and the transatlantic relationship in the context of today’s global environment. The event inaugurated the University of Missouri's new office in Brussels.
11 January 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Missouri School of Journalism Brussels Office
Rue de Stassart 117
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:
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.
Gareth Harding is a freelance journalist based in Brussels and the Brussels Program Director for the Missouri School of Journalism's Office of International Programs.
Harding gave the talk "Building the EU without Europeans during a brown bag lunch presentation at the University of Missouri on Sept. 19, 2011.
Last time I spoke at a brown bag here was shortly after the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and I told an uplifting story of how a decimated continent pieced itself back together again to become ‘whole, free and at peace’ for the first time in its history. I’m afraid today’s talk will be a bit gloomier as it tackles the real roots of Europe's political and economic crisis - which I believe lie in building the EU without Europeans.
“Yes, but what is a European?”
The question, posed by one of my students during a discussion on the EU, should have been easy enough for me to answer.