»Is the European dream over?«

30 March 2017 | 6.30pm

European Commission’s Representation in Germany, Unter den Linden 78 10117 Berlin
The doors open at 6:00pm and the debate will start at 6:30pm sharp. No late admissions possible.


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In the age of Brexit and Trump, populism and nationalism, European integration is under serious threat. Is the dream over? Or could there yet be a new European renaissance?

The Ninth Berlin Debate will tackle these crucial questions with the motion:

»Is the European dream over?«

The debate brings together two leading voices:

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James Kirchick
US-based author of The End of Europe, and a leading commentator for Foreign Policy magazine, The Daily Beast, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Richard Kühnel
Representative of the European Commission in Berlin – the man whose job it is to keep the European dream alive in its most powerful member state.


Sarah Raine
Sarah Raine 
is a freelance consultant, writing and researching on issues of geo-politics and security.  Alongside her commercial consulting, she works as a Senior Consulting Fellow for the London office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and as a non-resident Transatlantic Fellow for the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

The debate will be followed by a reception.

This event is made possible by the support of the European Commission’s Representation in Germany.

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