The Future of Europe: Is Liberal Democracy in Trouble?
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Pavilion
   
   

Moderator
Alec Russell, Weekend Editor, Financial Times

Speakers
John Emerson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2013-2017); Former President, Capital Group Private Client Services
David Landsman, Executive Director, Tata Limited; Former British Ambassador to Greece
Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State
Alexander Stubb, Member of Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Finland


Liberal democracy has stopped delivering on its promise, at least in the view of millions of voters across Europe, and now finds itself in a growing struggle for survival. The signs are everywhere, from Brexit to the prospect of political victories by far-right candidates in France, Germany and beyond.

  • How did the EU become an endangered species?
  • How far will populist anger push Europe's far-right into power?
  • Can (and should) the EU survive these nationalist movements?