Does Europe Have a Future?

William Drozdiak

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

September 26, 2017 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Two days after Germany's September 24th elections, William Drozdiak, of the Brookings Institution, will discuss whether the European Union could disintegrate or reinvent itself at a LAWAC Global Cafe Breakfast. He will talk about the pressures of internal economic tensions, a newly aggressive Russia to its east, an influx of nearly two million migrants from the Middle East and Africa and a widespread loss of faith in the traditional ruling parties across the continent. Drozdiak will argue that Britain’s vote to leave the EU may be the harbinger of much more disruption to come. He says that the growth of authoritarian, populist parties could damage America's interests in Europe and pose a threat to the future of democracy.

William Drozdiak is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution, and a senior advisor for Europe with McLarty Associates, an international strategic consultancy firm based in Washington, D.C. For 10 years, Drozdiak served as president of the American Council on Germany (ACG), and before that he spent two decades as a senior editor and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, reporting on Europe and the Middle East. He is the author of Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crises and the Fate of the West.

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Two days after Germany's September 24th elections, William Drozdiak, of the Brookings Institution, will discuss whether the European Union could disintegrate or reinvent itself. He will talk about the pressures of internal economic tensions, a newly aggressive Russia to its east, an influx of nearly two million migrants from the Middle East and Africa and a widespread loss of faith in the traditional ruling parties across the continent.