Jean Monnet Lecture by Alexander Stubb, on 23 November

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) is honoured to welcome the European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice-President, Dr Alexander Stubb, for the second lecture in the Jean Monnet Lecture series on Thursday 23 November 2017, 18.30-20.00. Entrance is free but registration is required due to limited space. Location: Turnzaal, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Grote Gracht 90-92.

“Three dates have shifted the tectonic plates of international relations: 1945, 1989 and 2016. Will the European Union be able to fill the power vacuum after the demise of the Anglo-Saxon world?” In his lecture, Dr Stubb will address the role of the EU in the context of Brexit and the Trump Presidency, two events that have put the capacity EU as a global leader under scrutiny now and for the future.

Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: To be announced (see link below for further information. The location will either be at the Turnzaal (lecture hall) or lecture hall at the University College Maastricht (UCM).

Registration is required as the venues have a maximum capacity of 90 seats.

Short biography:

Alexander Stubb is Vice President of the European Investment Bank. He has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. His background is in academia and civil service, with a focus on EU affairs. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004-2008, a government minister from 2008-16, a member of parliament from 2011-2017 and Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014-16. As of November 2017, he will be Chairman of the board of the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI). He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, has published 18 books and is a self-professed sports fanatic.

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