April 19, 2010

Author Andrew Glencross Will Discuss His New Book April 21

What Makes the EU Viable? deals with what the European Union can learn from democracy

Author Andrew Glencross will present a lecture about how the lessons the United States has learned could help strengthen the European Union at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture, entitled “I Know Democracy’s Not Popular with You Lot: Why the European Union Needs to Learn Constitutional Lessons from the United States,” focuses on applying different types of ideology to the European Union. The U.S. federal constitutional experience, including the fracturing of the U.S. union in the 1860s, is an important source of education for sustaining the European Union and enhancing its effectiveness.

Glencross is a visiting lecturer in the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania and author of What Makes the EU Viable? European Integration in the Light of the Antebellum US Experience (2009).

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