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Berkeley Talks: The EU in crisis

January 28, 2022
By: Public Affairs

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The co-editors of The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises discuss their research that explores the European Union’s institutional and policy responses to crises across policy domains and institutions, including the Euro crisis, Brexit, the Ukraine crisis, the refugee crisis and the global health crisis caused by COVID-19.

“The EU has been surprisingly able to cope with crises of different kinds through adaptations, through reforms and through further integration,” said Jarle Trondal, professor of public administration at the University of Agder in Norway, at the Jan. 13 event. “We argue that crises no longer pose existential threats to the EU as a political order.”

Panelists include:

  • Akasemi Newsome, associate director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies and executive director of the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study
  • Marianne Riddervold, professor of political science at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies
  • Jarle Trondal, professor of public administration at the University of Agder in Norway