Understanding the Euro Crisis

Its Origins and Impact on the Future of Europe and the US and Global Economies

Thursday, March 1, 2012 (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
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This briefing will review the origins of the Euro crisis, looking at the history of European integration from Rome to Maastricht and beyond, and the consequences of the crisis for the future of Europe and the US and global economies.

James Hollifield, Director of the John G. Tower Center, Professor of International Political Economy, Southern Methodist University

James Hollifield received his doctorate in Political Science at Duke University in 1985. In addition to SMU, he has held faculty appointments at Auburn, Brandeis, and Duke Universities. In 1992 he was Associate Director of Research at the CNRS and the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales of the FNSP in Paris. From 1986 to 1992 he was a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and co-chair of the French study group, and in 1991-92 he was an Associate at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. He has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Government, as well as several organizations, including the United Nations and the OECD.


 Open to Tower Center Forum members, SMU students, faculty and staff (password required).