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The Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS
cordially invites you to a book discussion on

Lessons Learned from Integration
While Facing Threats of Disintegration in Europe

Tuesday, April 12th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

BOB 500
Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 2003

At the time when the European Union faces multiple external challenges at its borders from the South to the East and when it is confronted with the threats of internal disintegration from Brexit to Grexit, it is a good moment to remind ourselves that the EU has undergone an unprecedented integration through inclusion of several waves of new Member States from Central and Eastern Europe but also through absorbing the unified Germany.
The event will present a new book How Germany Unified and the EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) by Tereza Novotná that reflects on the “lessons learned” from the EU enlargements and the unification of Germany and introduces the Transplantation and Adaptation models to policy makers who are contemplating other integrations in Europe (Cyprus, EU enlargement to Turkey) or elsewhere (the Korean peninsula).
A brief book presentation will be followed by contributions by other speakers and a Q&A session.
  • Book Presentation by Tereza Novotná, Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles and Non-Resident Fellow, CTR-SAIS
  • Alar Olljum, EU Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Advisor to the Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service
  • Stephen F. Szabo, Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Moderator: András Simonyi, Managing Director, CTR-SAIS