Professor Bill Emmott
Economist and political scientist, former editor-in-chief of “The Economist”
Europa in an Age of Trump, Salvini and the ‘Gilets Jaunes’
Shortly after President Trump was elected, Angela Merkel said that Europa now had to take its destiny into its own hands. But which Europe and which hands? Germany is entering a post-Merkel era, Italian politics is dominated by Matteo Salvini’s ‘sovereign’ right wing, and Emmanuel Macron’s liberal lighthouse looks to have lost its glow. The lecture examines the trends in European economics and geopolitics that have brought this situation about, and presents a route map for the future of the continent that is menaced by nationalist, populist powers.
Lecture in English
The lecture is open to the public. No advance booking required. No seat reservation possible.*
Bill Emmott, born in 1956, is the author of many books and an advisor on international matters. He was the editor of ‘The Economist’ from 1993 to 2006, and now is the chairman of ‘The Wake Up Foundation’, chairman of the board of the Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin, chairman of the Japan Society of the UK, and chairman of the trustees at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In 2016, the Japanese government awarded him a prestigious medal for services to relations between the United Kingdom and Japan.