Europe’s Strategic Role in Tackling Today’s Global Challenges


Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:00am to 12:30pm


Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall (27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138)

As global challenges have become more pressing and more complex, Europe’s strategic role in tackling these challenges is becoming more apparent. Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will speak about the European Union (EU) as a global actor and will present its characteristics.

He will also explain why this is important for the West and will present the tools the EU has such as humanitarian and development aid, its key role in combating climate change and brokering international agreements.

Stylianides will also argue that the EU-US relationship is more than security-oriented and complementary. In doing so, Stylianides will analyze the common challenges the EU and the US face on issues such as climate change, Africa, the Middle East, and the defense of multilateralism.


Christos Stylianides
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management (2014-2019), European Commission
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EVENT ORGANIZER: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies