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Can the European Union Survive Today’s Illiberal Onslaught? by Michael Carpenter

February 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
EU Center

The EU is currently being torn apart by illiberal forces. Nationalist-populist demagogues across the continent are being supported by outside powers with an interest in undermining the European project. These demagogues have latched onto concerns over migration and globalization to attack the core tenets on which the EU was founded: pooled sovereignty, minority rights, and rule of law. Fighting back against this illiberal onslaught requires tackling the central weakness of the European system: entrenched corruption and patronage. Dr. Carpenter is Senior Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and foreign policy advisor to Vice President Joe Biden.

This event is presented by European Union Center of California