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Jennifer Fitzgerald, Marc Helbling and Rahsaan Maxwell, ‘The Political Divides That Are Transforming the EU’
March 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Social and political transformations are spreading across our globalized world, and especially in the EU. The economic model that led to growth, prosperity and stability in post-WWII Europe is no longer viable, and rising inequality is stoking social tensions. Long-held balances of power between center-left and center-right parties have been blown apart by rising populist parties. In 2019, it is no longer clear that the EU will continue to expand and prosper and in a few short weeks one of its largest members may be on its way to a Brexit. This panel brings together a stellar group of experts to explore some of the most pressing issues dividing the EU today including the rise of populism, political party breakdowns, and social and geographic divides that are rupturing nations from within.