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World Affairs Council International Speaker Series: George Papandreou, "Financial Crisis and the Fate of Europe"

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway

February 26, 2013


George Papandreou (Prime Minister of Greece, 2009-2011), one of Foreign Policy Magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," gives us a close-up picture of the state of the Eurozone today and the future of the European Union. What are the lessons learned from Greece's management of the fiscal crisis and can Europe remain a strong economic power alongside the U.S. and China?

Every year the International Speaker Series features prominent national and international figures who address the significant issues of the moment. Inaugurated in 2000 to celebrate the Council’s 50th Anniversary, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on international discussion and education. Presented in the 2700-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Series brings audiences face to face with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madeleine Albright, Vicente Fox, Ehud Barak, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Bono, Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Fareed Zakaria, and many more.