september 13–17, 2017

Challenging Times for European Unity

Geoffrey Harris

former official of the European Parliament

Distinguished Teaching Fellow for European Integration and Global Rights

Vasalius College

Geoffrey Harris’ distinguished career of service as an official of the European Parliament spanned from 1976 to 2016, including a role as the Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. He also served as Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament and coordinated relations with the parliaments of all countries involved in the EU enlargement process and the European Economic Area. His book, The Dark Side of Europe, examines right-wing extremism in contemporary Europe. He will discuss the rise of far-right populism in Europe, and consider the impact of recent elections in France and the upcoming vote in Germany, as well as the effects of Brexit on the EU’s future. Mr. Harris will consider how challenging issues facing the EU, such as slow economies, a lack of jobs, and immigration tensions, are fueling the rise of nationalism, while the EU works toward integration, and the implications of these tensions for the US States.

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september 13–17, 2017

Challenging Times for European Unity

Geoffrey Harris

former official of the European Parliament

Distinguished Teaching Fellow for European Integration and Global Rights

Vasalius College

Geoffrey Harris’ distinguished career of service as an official of the European Parliament spanned from 1976 to 2016, including a role as the Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. He also served as Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament and coordinated relations with the parliaments of all countries involved in the EU enlargement process and the European Economic Area. His book, The Dark Side of Europe, examines right-wing extremism in contemporary Europe. He will discuss the rise of far-right populism in Europe, and consider the impact of recent elections in France and the upcoming vote in Germany, as well as the effects of Brexit on the EU’s future. Mr. Harris will consider how challenging issues facing the EU, such as slow economies, a lack of jobs, and immigration tensions, are fueling the rise of nationalism, while the EU works toward integration, and the implications of these tensions for the US States.

september 13–17, 2017

Challenging Times for European Unity

Geoffrey Harris

former official of the European Parliament

Distinguished Teaching Fellow for European Integration and Global Rights

Vasalius College

Geoffrey Harris’ distinguished career of service as an official of the European Parliament spanned from 1976 to 2016, including a role as the Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. He also served as Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament and coordinated relations with the parliaments of all countries involved in the EU enlargement process and the European Economic Area. His book, The Dark Side of Europe, examines right-wing extremism in contemporary Europe. He will discuss the rise of far-right populism in Europe, and consider the impact of recent elections in France and the upcoming vote in Germany, as well as the effects of Brexit on the EU’s future. Mr. Harris will consider how challenging issues facing the EU, such as slow economies, a lack of jobs, and immigration tensions, are fueling the rise of nationalism, while the EU works toward integration, and the implications of these tensions for the US States.