Introduction (8:30-8:45 am ET)

Welcoming remarks: Karl Kaiser, Fellow at the Project on Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Adjunct Professor for Public Policy Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

Introductory remarks:

  • Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States
  • Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the United States

Presentation: Lucas Guttenberg, Deputy Director of the Jacques Delors Centre, Hertie School

Session 1 – What is Europe for? (8:45-9:20 am ET)

  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and PIIE; Professor, Sciences Po
  • Daniela Schwarzer, Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations and Senior Fellow at the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz, Resident Faculty, Center of European Studies, Harvard University (moderator)

Session 2 – How to Overcome Regional Inequalities? (9:20-9:55 ET)

  • Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy, Hertie School
  • Pascal Lamy, Chair of the Paris Peace Forum, Coordinator of the Jacques Delors Think Tanks Network (Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles)
  • Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University (moderator)

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