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10th Annual Great Decisions Conference: The Future of Europe

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am CST

The conference is sold out.  To have your name added to the waiting list, please contact 612-625-1662 or eMail.

10th Annual Great Decisions Conference: The Future of Europe

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe and even caught some British voters by surprise. The EU has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 60 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession, and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the social and economic factors driving the dramatic changes taking place in Europe. Featured speakers and panelists include former U.S. Foreign Service Officer Tom Hanson, who will offer his assessment of how these changes will affect the future of U.S.-European relations. Other national and local experts will discuss the impact of these changes on business, diplomacy, and international security. Don’t miss this timely discussion of critical issues that will affect prosperity and security on both sides of the Atlantic.



Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that David Rennie, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, will  deliver the keynote address, Brexit and Beyond at this year’s Great Decisions conference.
Few other commentators are as qualified to explore and explain the links between events like  Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and what may come next.
Rennie’s access to decision-makers and his almost-weekly reporting trips around the country and world have given him a front-row seat as populist forces upended governments and elites across the West. As Washington bureau chief he has profiled presidential candidates and political leaders at the national, state and local level, including interviewing Donald Trump multiple times.


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November 3, 2017
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


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Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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