CIDRAL Public Lecture: Professor Harold James: 'The Euro as a Battle of Ideas'
|Dates:||17 November 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This event is co-organised by History and CIDRAL.
This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for Winter 2016, 'Possible Worlds'.
Why is Europe’s great monetary endeavour, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations—including the landmark vote by the United Kingdom to leave the EU—has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. Does the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, particularly Germany and France? Have the troubles faced by the Euro led its member states to focus on national, as opposed to collective, responses? Is this response explained by the resurgence of the battle of economic ideas?
Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University, and Historian at the International Monetary Fund. His books include The German Slump (1986), The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000 (2003), and Making the European Monetary Union (2012).
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