The End of the European Dream: From Rome to Kiev

Professor Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford; a Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College

Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network

12 June 2014

The European Union is in crisis. Crippled by economic problems, political brinkmanship and institutional rigidity, the EU faces an increasingly uncertain future.

A leading scholar of European politics, Jan Zielonka argues that although the EU will only survive in modest form, Europe as an integrated entity will grow stronger. Integration, he contends, will continue apace because of European states' profound economic interdependence, historic ties and the need for political pragmatism. A revitalized Europe led by major cities, regions and powerful NGOs will emerge in which a new type of continental solidarity can flourish.

Response from Professor Peter Morgan, Director of the European Studies program at the University of Sydney.

Professor Jan Zielonka

Professor Jan Zielonka is a Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and a Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College. His previous appointments include posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. He has written seventeen books, including five single author monographs and more than a hundred articles and chapters in the field of Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory. Jan is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Sydney Democracy Network.

Professor Zielonka’s most recent book Is the EU Doomed? will be launched at this event and copies will be available for sale for the special price of $15 (cash only).