Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Chair of International Affairs and Professor of Government, recently gave the plenary address at the 28th Annual Conference on Economic Policy in Europe. The event was hosted by the European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (the EuroMemo Group) and King's College London.
His address, “The Political State of the European Union,” focused on the origins and implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the pressing need for the nations of the EU, individually and collectively, to engage Russia in order to bring about a negotiated end to the war.
Cafruny also presented “The U.S. Sanctions Offensive: Economic Statecraft and the Transatlantic Relationship” at the conference. His talk explored the impact of sanctions and other forms of coercive economic diplomacy on the transatlantic relationship.