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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
After World War Two, the leaders of Europe established greater economic ties to help prevent future continental conflict. Now, more than half a century later, the EU faces the biggest financial crisis in its history, and the future of the Eurozone itself is under question. What’s preventing the world’s second largest economy — and America’s largest trading partner — from pulling itself out of recession?
To commemorate the Europe Day 2013, the Foreign Policy Association and the United Nations Academic Impact invite you to attend a special screening of Imperfect Union: the Eurozone in Crisis followed by a panel discussion.
Daniel Altman - Panelist
Professor and Columnist, NYU's Stern school of business and Foreign Policy Magazine
Daniel Altman, an internationally bestselling author, teaches economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the global economics columnist of Foreign Policy magazine. He is also the founder and president of North Yard Economics, a non-profit consulting firm serving developing countries, and the chief economist of the website Big Think. Altman previously wrote economic commentary on the staffs of The Economist, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times, where he was also one of the youngest-ever members of the editorial board. In between stints as a journalist, he was an economic advisor in the British government. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the expert advisory board at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Altman was born in Connecticut and received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He has lived and worked on four continents and is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Robin van Puyenbroeck - Panelist
Partner, Public Affairs at Strategy XXI Partners and Treasurer, the United Nations Association of New York.
Robin van Puyenbroeck is a public affairs professional advising clients on political and organizational strategies that require a deep appreciation of markets and geopolitical context. His clients include a wide range of organizations from emerging market corporations to policy think tanks with a broad geographic layout, including the USA, the Middle East, the Caucasus and Southeast Asia.
Building upon nine years in international finance at ING Group he has extensive experience in business development and in client services, assessing political, structural, and operational risk. He has sector expertise in natural resources (oil, gas, metals and mining) and financial services. Mr. van Puyenbroeck has been very successful in building effective relationships throughout his career resulting in a solid network across the globe. In recognition of his expertise in facilitating global networks and partnerships, Mr. van Puyenbroeck was appointed the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of EUCLID in 2011. In addition, Mr. van Puyenbroeck serves as the International Coordinator for the Pearl Initiative, a private sector‐led initiative on corporate transparency and governance based in the United Arab Emirates that was established in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP).
Mr. van Puyenbroeck has a strong foothold in the international affairs arena and is actively engaged in numerous philanthropic boards. He serves as Director and Treasurer on the Board of the United Nations Association of New York and as a Steering Committee member of the New Leaders program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also an Advisory Board Member at Kupona Foundation and serves as a judge at Pace Law School’s annual ICC Moot Court Competition.
Mr. van Puyenbroeck holds a LL.M. in international law (Honours) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Juris Doctorate (Honours) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He studied European law at the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, and holds a Certificate in Global Affairs (Honours) from New York University. He speaks Flemish (Dutch), English, French, Spanish and some German.
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Foreign Policy Association
Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues.
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