Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, participated in a November conference, Global Governance: Nominal, Real and Alternative Structures, at Higher School of Economics in Russia. The conference was largely focused on the paradigm shift in geopolitical and geoeconomic structures of the modern world, as well as the underlying causes and long-term implications of such changes.
Cafruny presented a paper focused on the crisis of Europe’s economic and monetary union. His presentation addressed the origins and implications of the crisis of Europe’s economic and monetary union (EMU). He argued that the crisis is a crucial factor in explaining EU policy toward Russia.
Other speakers at the conference were international experts from Europe and Canada, including Adrian Pabst (University of Kent, UK), Anton Bebler (Lyubliana University, Slovenia) and Piotr Dutkiewicz (Carleton University, Canada). Participants from HSE included Maxim Bratersky, Leonid Grigoriev and Dmitry Suslov.