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Imperfect Union: The Eurozone in Crisis - Screening & Panel Discussion

Foreign Policy Association

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 2:15 PM to 4:45 PM (EDT)

Imperfect Union: The Eurozone in Crisis - Screening &...

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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. 

The event will be preceded by the special performance from I Giullari di Piazzacourtesy of the Puglia Center of America and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

You can also watch the event live here via UN Webcast beginning at 3.30 pm New York time.
 

 

 

 

Event Speakers

    • Vera Jelinek - Panelist 
      Director, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

       

       Vera Jelinek

       

      Vera Jelinek's mission to create a community of global citizens has spanned over two decades at New York University. After an initial career in international educational exchange, she joined NYU as the director of International Programs, Social and Natural Sciences. While overseeing the growth of programs in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Vera envisioned and established a new department of international affairs. In 1999, the prestige and overall excellence of the international affairs program allowed Vera to found The Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs at NYU. The Vernon Center provided her with the opportunity to develop innovative and compelling public programs that attracted world leaders, the UN community, authors, journalists and scholars in international affairs.

      Under Vera’s direction, 2004 brought the birth of the Masters of Science in Global Affairs program and the emergence of the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) in lower Manhattan’s historic Woolworth Building. Currently, the CGA has over 350 graduate students and presents public programs during the academic year which bring together NYU students and the greater New York community for conversations on critical global issues with experts in the field. Vera maintains close ties with international and nongovernmental organizations, the UN community, international media, government agencies, and private sector institutions. She has a PhD in modern European history from NYU, a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in history from Queens College. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in the East. She is conversant in French, Italian and Hungarian.Vera Jelinek's mission to create a community of global citizens has spanned over two decades at New York University. After an initial career in international educational exchange, she joined NYU as the director of International Programs, Social and Natural Sciences. While overseeing the growth of programs in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Vera envisioned and established a new department of international affairs. In 1999, the prestige and overall excellence of the international affairs program allowed Vera to found The Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs at NYU. The Vernon Center provided her with the opportunity to develop innovative and compelling public programs that attracted world leaders, the UN community, authors, journalists and scholars in international affairs.

       

    • Daniel Altman - Panelist 
      Professor and Columnist, NYU's Stern school of business and Foreign Policy Magazine

       Daniel Altman

      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.

     
    • Ramu Damodaran - Moderator 
      Deputy Director and Chief, United Nations DPI and UN Academic Impact

       

       Ramu Damodaran

       

      Ramu Damodaran is Deputy Director for Partnership and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division and is chief of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative, which aligns institutions of higher learning and research with the objectives of the United Nations and the States and peoples who constitute it. He is also the current secretary of the United Nations Committee on Information. His earlier posts with the Organization have included the Departments of Peacekeeping and Special Political Questions, as well as the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
       
      Ramu Damodaran has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service, where he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador, and where he served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of India as well as in the diplomatic missions in Moscow and to the United Nations, and in a range of national governmental ministries.

       

     
        • Robin van Puyenbroeck - Panelist 
          Partner, Public Affairs at Strategy XXI Partners and Treasurer, the United Nations Association of New York.

           Robin van Puyenbroeck

           

          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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United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium
760 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 2:15 PM to 4:45 PM (EDT)


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