Europe (like the US) is slowly emerging from a deep economic crisis and, also like the US, is continuing to suffer from serious governance dysfunctions. In the eyes of many the European Union is a spent force with anti-European sentiment quite strong among the electorates in the various member states of the Union. How true is this depiction? What, if any, is the relevance of the fate and future of Europe for the United States? And is there anything that we Americans can learn from the European experience? These and related questions will be treated by a wide ranging reflection given by professor Weiler, Director (on leave) of NYU’s Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at the NYU School of Law and currently President of the European University Institute here in Florence.
Additional information about this event can be found on the La Pietra Dialogues website.
President of the European University Institute Professor, NYU School of Law
J.H.H. Weiler is President of the European University Institute (EUI). He is currently on leave from NYU. Previously he served as Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School and subsequently as Director of the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law. Weiler is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON). Weiler is also an Honorary Professor at University College London and the University of Copenhagen, and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. He holds a PhD. in European Law from the EUI, Florence and honorary degrees from various European universities. He is the author of several books and articles in the field of European integration, notably The Constitution of Europe: “Do the new clothes have an emperor?” (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1999 translated into 7 languages) and Un’Europa cristiana: Un saggio esplorativo (BUR Saggi, Milano, 2003 translated into 9 languages).