European Union Seminar: A Europe Fit for the Digital Age


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies changing the way societies work and live, digital transformation and innovation are key dimensions of the future European economic prosperity in the current geopolitical context.


The European Union (EU) has set a global benchmark with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guiding use of data while preserving privacy, security and ethical standards.

What are the new initiatives that will allow the EU to lead the way in grasping the opportunities of the digital revolution and artificial intelligence, and achieve technological sovereignty in some critical areas? And how will investments in disruptive research and breakthrough innovation support this ambition?

Chair: Karl Kaiser. Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Speakers: Álvaro Renedo Zalba. Rafael del Pino-Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School; Julia Reda. Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019); Kasia Jakimowicz. Edward S. Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Programme Advisor, European Innovation Council, European Commission (2018-2019)

Sponsors: RCC; Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES); European Union Seminar; Harvard European Law Association; CES Student Society.