Europe: Decline and Fall?

Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs · 14.01.2011 10:30 - 12:30

The outlook in Europe is gloomy. Where once people talked of it as a rising power and a normative power, a spate of declinist books and speeches are raising questions about whether Europe will even manage to be a pole in the coming multi-polar world. The goal of this seminar is to analyse how the financial and economic crisis is changing the nature of global power and explore what Europe can do to prevent its marginalisation in its own neighbourhood as well as in its relations with great powers such as the United States and China.

Speaker: Mark Leonard, Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Comments: Dr Hanna Ojanen, Head of Research, Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Chair: Dr Teija Tiilikainen, Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs