The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw together with the Warsaw Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) are pleased to invite you to Mark Leonard’s open lecture ‘Ideas for a renewed European Union: more protective, less rigid, still cohesive?’, which will be held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ECFR. The event will take place on the 10th of January at 3:00-4:30 PM in the Czarnowski lecture hall (ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3).
Is European Union a revolutionary project designed to remake the world or should it rather be a protective one that can make people feel safe in an interdependent world? Are its leaders able and ready to reconceive the idea of the Union? How to find new means for strengthening the cooperation between its members?
Mark Leonard will focus on these and other questions about the future of the European Union, drawing from his recent report ‘L’Europe qui protège: Conceiving the next European Union’.
The lecture will be followed by a debate in which Mark will be joined by:
• prof. Paweł Borkowski (University of Warsaw),
• dr Marcin Kędzierski (director of the Centre for Analysis of the Jagiellonian Club),
• dr Karolina Wigura (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw).
The debate will be moderated by Piotr Buras, the director of the ECFR Warsaw Office.
Mark Leonard is co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the first pan-European think tank. Apart from his activities at the ECFR, Mark Leonard writes a syndicated column on global affairs for Reuters.com and is a Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geoeconomics