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Autumn Lecture Series 2013: Never Waste a Good Crisis - Lessons for the Future of EU Economic Law

Thursday, 12 December, 2013 - 12:30 to Thursday, 12 December, 2013 - 14:30
Karel Van Miert
Rome and Lisbon conference rooms
Institute for European Studies
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussel
Institute for European Studies
02/614 80 02
Lecture Series

The final lecture of the Autumn Lecture Series will be devoted to a discussion on potential common trends - or potentially irreconcilable controversies - that may emerge in different sectors of Economic law in times of crisis. This will shed light on the direction that EU Economic law is likely to take in the near future. For example, how will the crisis affect economic constitutionalism in the EU? In which ways can economic law help in tempering raising nationalism? Are there lessons to be learned when comparing the interactions between the crisis in European economics and law with those in the United States? Properly understanding the role of law in the current crisis will also be vital in preventing and dealing with future crises.

For this lecture we have assembled the following panel:

  • Prof. Dr. Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the EU Court of Justice
  • Prof. Dr. William E. Kovacic, George Washington University, former Commissioner and Chairman of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Prof. Dr. Harri Kalimo, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for European Studies (Chair)

This is the ninth and concluding session of a series of lectures on "EU Economic law in a Time of Crisis" organised by the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For this last lecture a reception lunch will be provided before the lecture at 12:00. The lecture itself will start afterwards at 12:30. Read more about the lecture series!

Registration & Venue

All lectures are conducted in English. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Register online!

Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Rooms Rome & Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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Prof. Dr. Harri Kalimo (Academic Coordinator)
Senior Research Fellow European Economic Governance
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 614 80 01

Jacintha Liem (Logistics)
Events Manager
+32 2 614 80 02
Institute for European Studies