Posted on 16 February 2018
Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank between 2003 and 2011, visits the EUI on 16 February. Having previously served as Governor of the Bank of France from 1993 to 2003, Mr. Trichet led the ECB through a string of crises, most notably the 2008 global financial crisis, before being succeeded by current ECB President Mario Draghi in 2011.
The School of Transnational Governance is welcoming Mr. Trichet for the second installment of the ‘Leaders Beyond the State’ series, in which former presidents of the European institutions are invited to the EUI to record their experiences as leaders in transnational government. Mr. Trichet will take part in a public interview moderated by Pierre Briançon, POLITICO Europe’s Chief Economics Correspondent, in the Refettorio of the Badia Fiesolana. Interviewers include Agnieszka Smolenska (Researcher from the Department of Law), Dr. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies), Jonas Huus Ervik (Researcher from the Department of Political and Social Sciences) and Dr. Alexandra Fotiou (Max Weber Fellow, Department of Economics).
The interview will create a forum in which academics, policymakers, journalists and members of the public can engage with the leaders who have been instrumental in shaping today’s European Union. Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament (2007-2009), was the first speaker in the series. José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, will visit on 20 April.