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European crisis focus of panel discussion on Sept. 27

 Luuk van Middelaar, a political philosopher and author, will speak on “Europe out of the Crisis: A Choice between a ‘United States of Europe’ and ‘Eurocalypse Now’?” on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Bowl 1 Robertson Hall at Princeton University. R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science, Rutgers University; and Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University, will serve as respondents. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by September 26, 2013, to Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978**

Van Middelaar is also the principal speech writer for European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and a member of Van Rompuy’s cabinet. He published his first book, Politicide, in 1999; his second, The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union, was published in 2009. The English translation of the latter title was published in 2013 by Yale University Press. The book received the Socrates Prize for the best Dutch philosophy book, the Prix Louis Marin of the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, and the European Book Prize in 2012.


At Rutgers, Kelemen is Jean Monnet Chair and director of the Center for European Studies. His research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. His books include Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (2011) and The Rules of Federalism: Institutions and Regulatory Politics in the EU and Beyond (2004).

Moravcsik is director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s European Union Program. He has authored over 125 scholarly publications, including four books, on European integration, transatlantic relations, international organization and politics, defense-industrial globalization, and global human rights. His books include European Union and World Politics (2013) and The Choice for Europe (1998).

This event is cosponsored by the European Union Program.

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can be found on the Web at Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics is acting director for 2013-14.

For more information, contact Kathleen Allen at or (609) 258-5978.