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Roundtable “Pivotal Decisions Ahead: The Dutch, French and German Elections in 2017”

March 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location:Senate Room, Room 608, 6th Floor, Robertson Hall

The Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union” will host a public roundtable discussion on “Pivotal Decisions Ahead: The Dutch, French and German Elections in 2017 and Their Impact on European Politics.”

This event will feature the following speakers:

Three key European Union countries will hold national elections this year: The Netherlands (March 15th), France (April 23rd and May 7th), and Germany (September 24th). In all countries, populist and anti-EU parties are predicted to perform strongly. The outcome of the elections will be of crucial importance for the future of the European project. Panelists will examine the domestic debate in each member state and the potential impacts of the elections on both national and EU politics.

Speaker Biographies

  • Dr. Arthur Goldhammer is an American academic and translator. He has studied France since 1968, has translated more than 130 books from French, and runs a popular blog on French politics. He is currently based at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
  • Dr. Achim Hurrelmann is Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University and holds the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union”. His research deals with the politics of the EU and its member states, with a particular focus on German politics.
  • Dr. Edward Koning is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph. His research interests include comparative studies of the politics of immigration and integration, social policy, and diversity. He has published extensively on Dutch politics.
  • Dr. Stephanie Kerr is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the comparative politics of Western Europe, including issues of nationalism and territorial accommodation.

Registration for this event is required. Please register using the form below:

Registration for Roundtable on Dutch, French, and German Elections

This event is sponsored by the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the EU” within the Centre for European Studies and Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, at Carleton University.