The Leading Scholars' Program 2011

Repositioning Europe. The Role of the Region in a Less Western-Centered World

Europe's central role in modern histroy is undisputed: its territory saw some of the most important events in the 20th century, such as the two World Wars, the fall of the Berlin wall, the consolidation of the most ambitious regional integration projects in the world, just to name a few.

However, in recent years, new dynamics and processes have gained momentum and new actors have been playing a salient role in the international scenario. Hence, the world order based on the Transatlantic alliance is witnessing important adjustments.

Assessing how Europe is facing these new issues and actors is of key relevance.

How effective are European policies and strategies in dealing with them How do they affect the Transatlantic relationship? Which will be the future of the Euro, in a scenario were competitive devaluations cannot be ruled out? How will Europe manage its relations with strategic neighbouring countries? How will the G-8 countries face the challenges introduced by the G-20 and the emerging countries' claiming of a new role in international economic governance?

Taught in English.

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Academic Year
Start date
03 May 2011