The COVID-19 Crisis: EU and Member-State Responses


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


This will be a virtual event via Zoom

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time to take stock of the responses of the EU and its member-states.

This seminar will consider the economic initiatives to combat the pandemic’s deleterious effects at both EU and national levels. It will also assess the EU’s institutional negotiations and the member-state politics involved. The panel will focus on Italy and Spain specifically to illustrate the latest controversy surrounding the vaccine roll-out across the European Union.

Note: This event requires registration. Please click here to register.

Speakers: Marco Buti. Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, European Commission; Sergio Fabbrini. Dean, Political Science Department; Professor of Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli; Manuel Muñiz. Secretary of State for Global Spain, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

Chair: Vivien A. Schmidt Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University.

Sponsors: European Union Seminar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.