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#FlorenceLive Webcast: America and the World in 2021

Dates:
  • Tue 24 Nov 2020 17.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-24 17:00 2020-11-24 18:00 Europe/Paris #FlorenceLive Webcast: America and the World in 2021

The EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series hosts high-level panel discussions and interviews with policy makers and academics around the world to discuss today’s most pressing policy issues. With Biden now set to assume the US presidency in 2021, there is much at stake in discussions about the future of US foreign policy and the implications on transnational relations. What shift from the current US foreign policy can we expect from a Biden administration and how will this impact existing inter-state dynamics? 

In this instalment of #FlorenceLive, the panel will explore questions such as:

  • What is Biden’s foreign policy? 
  • What is the future of the transatlantic relationship? 
  • Where does Europe fit in between China and the US? 

Discussants:

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she runs a project on 21st century disinformation. She was a Washington Post columnist for fifteen years and a member of the editorial board. She is the author of several history books, including Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine; Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 19441956 and Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Her newest book, Twilight of Democracy, appeared in July 2020. Her writing has also appeared in many publications, including the New York Review of Books, The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, among many others. 

Carl Bildt is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, contributing columnist to Washington Post as well as columnist for Project Syndicate. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Wallenberg Foundations in Sweden and is on the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation in the US. He has served as both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden. Subsequently he served in international functions with the EU and UN, primarily related to the conflicts in the Balkans. He was Co-Chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and become the first High Representative in the country. Later, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the region. 

Peter Spiegel is US managing editor of the Financial Times, overseeing editorial operations in the US and the Americas from its regional headquarters in New York. Peter assumed the position in April 2019 after spending three years as news editor in London, where he oversaw the FT’s daily news operation both in print and online. During his tenure as news editor, the FT won 13 British Press Awards, the UK's highest journalism prize, including news website of the year in 2017 and newspaper of the year in 2018 — only the second time the FT has secured British journalism's highest honour in its 130year history.

Moderator:

Alex Stubb is Director of the School of Transnational Governance and former Prime Minister of Finland 

With participation from the STG Master students:

  • Lukas Wiehler
  • Lucia Bosoer

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  Online - online

The EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series hosts high-level panel discussions and interviews with policy makers and academics around the world to discuss today’s most pressing policy issues. With Biden now set to assume the US presidency in 2021, there is much at stake in discussions about the future of US foreign policy and the implications on transnational relations. What shift from the current US foreign policy can we expect from a Biden administration and how will this impact existing inter-state dynamics? 

In this instalment of #FlorenceLive, the panel will explore questions such as:

  • What is Biden’s foreign policy? 
  • What is the future of the transatlantic relationship? 
  • Where does Europe fit in between China and the US? 

Discussants:

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she runs a project on 21st century disinformation. She was a Washington Post columnist for fifteen years and a member of the editorial board. She is the author of several history books, including Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine; Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 19441956 and Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Her newest book, Twilight of Democracy, appeared in July 2020. Her writing has also appeared in many publications, including the New York Review of Books, The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, among many others. 

Carl Bildt is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, contributing columnist to Washington Post as well as columnist for Project Syndicate. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Wallenberg Foundations in Sweden and is on the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation in the US. He has served as both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden. Subsequently he served in international functions with the EU and UN, primarily related to the conflicts in the Balkans. He was Co-Chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and become the first High Representative in the country. Later, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the region. 

Peter Spiegel is US managing editor of the Financial Times, overseeing editorial operations in the US and the Americas from its regional headquarters in New York. Peter assumed the position in April 2019 after spending three years as news editor in London, where he oversaw the FT’s daily news operation both in print and online. During his tenure as news editor, the FT won 13 British Press Awards, the UK's highest journalism prize, including news website of the year in 2017 and newspaper of the year in 2018 — only the second time the FT has secured British journalism's highest honour in its 130year history.

Moderator:

Alex Stubb is Director of the School of Transnational Governance and former Prime Minister of Finland 

With participation from the STG Master students:

  • Lukas Wiehler
  • Lucia Bosoer


Location:
Online - online

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Online Debate

Links:
#FLorenceLive website
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