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NATO At 60 Symposium: Session IV: NATO and the European Union (Audio)

Speakers: Stewart Eldon, General Sir John Mccoll, and Andrew Moravcsik
Presider: Robert E. Hunter

Listen to experts provide their insights on topics such as EU and NATO political and military cooperation, France’s role in NATO, EU defense policy, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series in International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

Speaker: Jean-Claude Trichet
Presider: William J. McDonough

Listen to President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet discuss the need for structural reforms in Europe, particularly those that increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functioning product markets, and create a competitive, entrepreneurial-friendly economic environment.

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Backgrounder

The Eurozone in Crisis

Author: Christopher Alessi

The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path of European integration, is buffeted by a sovereign debt crisis of nations whose membership in the currency union has been poorly policed.

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Book

Transatlantic Tensions

This collection finds that Americans and Europeans are divided by more than an ocean when it comes to designing and carrying out policies toward countries that repress human rights, develop weapons of mass destruction, and support terrorism and subversion.

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Book

Centralization or Fragmentation?

Author: Andrew Moravcsik

Europe faces looming challenges. The authors examine the nuts and bolts of EU machinery and present a compelling argument that "ever closer union" will only be possible with greater balance and flexibility among supranational, national, and subnational actors.

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Event

Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World

Session One: An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis
Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 9:30 AM Meeting

Session Two: Addressing the U.S. Deficit Problem
Jacob J. Lew, Director, White House Office of Management and Budget
Presider: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
9:45 to 10:45 AM Meeting

Session Three: The Future of the Eurozone
Jacob F. Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Senior Associate, Rhodium Group
Thomas Philippon, John L. Vogelstein Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider:Frank Brosens, Founder and Principal, Taconic Capital Advisors
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting
12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch Reception

 

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