Crisis Hits the EU: Building Cohesion in the Midst of Economic Collapse

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the European Affairs Committee of the UN Young Professionals and the Global Studies Program at The New School

Our conversation will foster interdisciplinary dialogue around issues related to the sovereign debt crisis that has gripped the European Union since early 2009. As the region struggles to form consensus around fiscal and policy responses to reduce debt and reform banking systems, concerns intensify within all areas of the global community. Although solutions remain uncertain, much 
has been learned throughout the course of the crisis that merits further attention.

Some of the questions we hope to explore include: 
- How has the European sovereign debt crisis affected countries individually? 
- How has the role of the European Union and its central bank evolved over the course of the crisis? 
- What measures for institutional reform have been explored? 
- What are potential futures for the state of Greece and how is its recently elected Parliament expected to affect them? 
- How has the crisis attenuated or strengthened relationships among member countries of the EU? 
- In light of this year's presidential election, how has the role of the United States evolved as it relates to Europe and its economic landscape?

Panelists include:
- Carlos Abadi, President of Abadi & Co.
- Dr. Irene Finel-Honigman, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, International Economic and Finance Policy at SIPA
- Dr. Christiane Lemke, 2010-13 holder of the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at NYU
- Robert Sinche, Financial Market Strategist/Economist
- Dr. Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Visiting Professor at The New School
- Moderated by Jonathan Bach, Chair of the Global Studies Program at The New School

You may contact European Affairs Committee Director, Nikki Diaz at with any questions.

UNA-USA Young Professionals (formerly Young Professionals for International Cooperation) is a program of UNA-USA that seeks to engage young professionals in discussions of international affairs, emphasizing the importance of multilateral cooperation and the United Nations. While we appreciate supporters of all ages, UNA-USA Young Professionals members are typically between the ages of 21-40, and are a diverse group of individuals from the fields of business, law, government, nonprofit, the arts and philanthropy. UNA-USA Young Professionals provides an exciting opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals and gives young professionals from all walks of life a unique forum in which to learn more about current international issues, the United Nations, and the work of UNA-USA.

UNA-USA Young Professionals of the Southern New York State Division (UNA-SNY Young Professionals) develops international affairs-oriented educational and advocacy programs that will help New York City's many young professionals further their knowledge of pressing international issues, dedicate themselves to making a change in the world, and take a step towards becoming future global leaders."

With donations from T. Edward Wines, Momofuku Milk Bar, Baked by Melissa, Obika' Mozzarella Bar and Kashkaval Cheese Market and Wine Bar which will be providing light refreshments.
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Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510

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You may contact European Affairs Committee Director, Nikki Diaz at with any questions.

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