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Back to the Middle East? Prospects for US-EU Relations

Francesca Giovannini on Back to the Middle East? prospects for US-EU Relations

The Luiss School of Government and Luiss Policy Observatory were honored to host a captivating lecture by Francesca Giovannini, Executive Director of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, shedding light on the intricate dynamics of US-EU relations amidst conflicts past and present. The lecture, titled “Back to the Middle East? Prospects for US-EU Relations,” provided a comprehensive analysis of historical parallels between the two entities during times of global strife.

During the engaging session, Francesca Giovannini skillfully navigated the complexities of transatlantic relations, drawing parallels between historical conflicts, notably those of the World Wars, and the contemporary challenges faced by the EU and the US. She elucidated the evolution of diplomatic ties, highlighting the pivotal shifts, challenges, and the shared responsibilities of the two global powerhouses in shaping international affairs.

With a keen eye on the Middle East, Francesca Giovannini's insights delved into the contemporary scenarios impacting the region, offering thought-provoking perspectives on how these situations influence the collaborative efforts and strategies between the EU and the US.

Students at the Luiss School of Government were captivated by her expertise and in-depth analysis, gaining invaluable insights into the nuances of diplomatic relationships during conflict-ridden times. The discourse stimulated critical thinking, encouraging a deeper understanding of the historical precedents that often shape current global interactions.