Will the Euro Survive? (Updated)

Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room

The Department of Political Science, the Institute for European Studies, the Jean Monnet Chair Program, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, invite you to a roundtable discussion on:

Will the Euro Survive? The Crisis of the Eurozone and What it Means for the World Economy and Democracy

The financial crisis of 2008 has turned into a sovereign debt default crisis of several Euro zone economies. The stakes are enormous: any uncontrolled Greek bankruptcy could lead to domino effects in other exposed European countries, to a full-blown banking crisis in France and Germany, and to a new global maelstrom. Yet, any lasting solution requires fundamental change in the European mode of governance. The remedies presented point to deep cleavages, opposing national interests and differing views of next steps. The crisis measures taken so far and the ones in the making point to a receivership model where democratic principles are undermined. The historical project of European integration is endangered. What then?

A roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor, Political Science, UBC: Dangerous Fault Lines: Euro Crisis, Political Legitimacy, and the Grave Risks for European Democracy
  • Marko Papic, Senior Editor, BCA Research: The Role of Financial Markets in the Sovereign Debt Default Crisis
  • Angela Redish, Professor, Economics, UBC: The Euro: Victim or culprit?
  • Kurt Hübner, Professor, Political Science and Institute for European Studies, UBC: Crisis Management: Cacophony, National Interests and Receivership
  • Alan Jacobs, Professor, Political Science, UBC: Panel Moderator

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UPDATE: Click below to view the presentations from the event.
Angela Redish – The Euro: Victim or culprit?

Yves Tiberghien – Dangerous Fault Lines: Euro Crisis, Political Legitimacy, and the Grave Risks for European Democracy

Marko Papic – The Role of Financial Markets in the Sovereign Debt Default Crisis