The Eurozone and the European Crisis: Growing Pains of a Monetary Union

Panel Presentation and Discussion: The European monetary union has been the significant latest step toward a greater economic, social and political European unification. However, the spreading contagion of the 2008 global economic crisis has brought to the forefront the frailty of the hastily forged monetary union. Are crisis management inexperience and narrow political and economic self-interest, nationally and internationally, the cause of the crisis? Which way to the solution—or is the experiment that started in 1957 critically at risk?

Welcome: Dr. Arlyn Sanchez-Silva, Chair and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
Opening Remarks: Dr. José Ignacio Alvarez Fernández, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Panel Presentations by the Esteemed:
Consul General of France, Mr. Christophe Guilhou
Consul General of Greece Mr. Ilias Fotopoulos
Consul General of Italy in Boston, Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli,
Consul General of Spain in Boston, Mr. Pablo Sanchez-Teran
Q&A/Discussion to follow led by Dr. Petros Vamvakas, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, Coordinator of Global Studies and International Affairs

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4:30pm

Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall
Cardinal Cushing Library, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA