Programme & Video recordings SOU2021


THE STATE OF THE UNION – 6 May 2021

Master of Ceremony Sasha Vakulina


09:00-09:30 (CEST)

Welcome: Renaud Dehousse
Opening Address: Europe in a Changing World
Ursula von der Leyen

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09:35-10:30 (CEST)

GEOPOLITICS
Europe at a time of great power competition
Moderator:
Brigid Laffan
Speakers:
Norbert Röttgen,
Xinquan Tu,
Leslie Vinjamuri

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FRINGE EVENT
Alliances for better protecting the rule of law and civic space in the EU
Moderator:
Valerie Hopkins 
Speakers:
Adam Bodnar,
Gwendoline Delbos Corfield,

Márta Pardavi,
Laurent Pech

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10:35-11:35 (CEST)

STRATEGIC AUTONOMY
Quo Vadis European foreign policy? A decade of the European External Action Service
Moderator:
Alexander Stubb
Speakers:
Michael Peel,
Stefano Sannino
, Daniela Schwarzer

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CLIMATE
How to marry the EU’s climate ambition with its preference for open markets
Moderator:
Jos Delbeke
Speakers:
Susanne Droege,
Billy Pizer,
Vangelis Vitalis

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FRINGE EVENT
EU-African digital partnership in a changing world
Moderator:
Andrea Castagna
Speakers:
Dorothy Gordon, Onica N. Makwakwa, Bjorn Richter, Zuzana Sladkova

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11:40-12:20 (CEST)

MULTILATERALISM
The global battle over data
Introduction:
Giacomo Calzolari
Conversation between:
Margrethe Vestager and Meabh Mc Mahon
followed by Q&A with: 
Francisco de Abreu DuarteMartina Ferracane and Philip Hanspach

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FRINGE EVENT
The role of modal shift in achieving transport decarbonisation objectives
Moderator:

Juan Montero
Speakers:
Matthias Finger,
Walter Goetz,
Piia Karjalainen,
Alberto Mazzola,

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12:30-13:25 (CEST)

PUBLIC HEALTH
Conversation between:
José Manuel Barroso and Giorgia Giovanetti
Africa-EU after COVID-19 – Let’s start with vaccines
Moderator:
Giorgia Giovannetti
Speakers:
Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Stefano Manservisi, Vera Songwe

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PUBLIC HEALTH
Ethics and efficiency in vaccine distribution
Moderator:
Ellen M. Immergut
Speakers:
Amanda Glassman, Sandy Tubeuf,
Arnout van de Rijt

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FRINGE EVENT
EU, China and US on their way to carbon neutrality: will their implementation strategies converge?
Moderator:
Simone Borghesi,
Jos Delbeke
Speakers:
Suzi Kerr,
Duan Maosheng,
Vicky Pollard

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14:45-14:50 (CEST)


14:50-15:50 (CEST)

GEOPOLITICS
Introduction:
Marco Del Panta
Conversation between:
Edi Rama and Marta Dassù
Is the soft power of the EU in the neighbouring regions still effective?

Moderator:
Marta Dassù
Speakers:
David McAllister, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Edi Rama, Ivan Vejvoda

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FRINGE EVENT
80 Years on – is the Ventotene Manifesto still relevant for today’s Europe?
Moderator:

Eric Jozsef
Speakers:
Jonas Brendebach,
Silvia Costa,
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul


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16:00-16:50 (CEST)

PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EU sanctions: what’s their place in the world?
Moderator:
Neha Jain
Speakers:
Betty Bigombe, Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, Mairead McGuinness

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GEOPOLITICS
Equal and effective partners? The future of EU-Africa and EU-Turkey cooperation
on migration and refugee protection

Moderator:
Martin Ruhs
Speakers:
Francisco André, Abdelhak Bassou, Cathryn Costello, Kemal Kirişci

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FRINGE EVENT
The social contract in Europe after the pandemic, will the pendulum swing back?
Moderator:
Peter Gumbel
Host:
Sven Smit
Speakers:
Diane Coyle,
Jacques van den Broek

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16:55-17:50 (CEST)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Promises and challenges of Artificial Intelligence post COVID-19
Conversation between Mariya Gabriel and Madeleine de Cock Buning
Development: competitive innovation in human centric AI
Moderator:
Madeleine de Cock Buning
Speakers:
Dominik Bösl, Joanna Bryson, Mariya Gabriel, Andrea Renda, Andrew Wyckoff

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GLOBAL ECONOMY
Global tax coordination: is there hope?
Moderator:
Philipp Genschel
Speakers:
Ioana Petrescu, Thomas Rixen, Pascal Saint-Amans

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FRINGE EVENT
Engaging Iran – European and transatlantic perspectives on the JCPOA and security in the Gulf
Moderator:
Paolo Magri,
Luigi Narbone

Opening Remarks:
Marina Sereni 
Speakers:
Joost Hiltermann, Seyed Mohammad-Kazem Sajadpour, Marina Sereni, Barbara Slavin,

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17:55-18:50 (CEST)

GLOBAL ECONOMY
Who will pay for the global recovery – and how?
Moderator:
George Papaconstantinou
Speakers:
Laurence Boone, Lee Buchheit, Jan Mischke

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Video overview of state of tech: Paul Verschure Deployment:
competitive innovation in human centric AI
Moderator:
Madeleine de Cock Buning
Speakers:
Urs Gasser, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Sandra Wachter

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FRINGE EVENT
Trends and shifts in global governance and the role of the EU
Moderator:
Gaby Umbach
Speakers:
Jim Cloos,
Florence Gaub,
Andrea Renda,
Anthony Teasdale


Video Recording


18:55-19:45 (CEST)

PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Delivering on [email protected]: towards a reinvigorated multilateralism for the future we want
Moderator:
Alexandre Stutzmann
Speakers:
Isabelle Durant,
Cristina Gallach Figueras,
Natalie Samarasinghe,
Volker Türk

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MULTILATERALISM
Addressing international spillover effects of subsidy programmes
Moderator:
Bernard Hoekman
Speakers:
Simon Evenett, Caroline Freund, Pierre Regibeau

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FRINGE EVENT
Banking on values in the European Union
Moderator:
Khalid Azizuddin
Speakers:
Simona Bonafè, Mauro Meggiolaro, Elisa Giuliani, Daniel Sorrosal

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19:50-20:40 (CEST)

MULTILATERALISM
Regulating the global digital economy: What role for international cooperation?
Moderator: Giacomo Calzolari
Speakers:
Vincenzo Amendola,
Cristina Caffarra, Ziyang David Fan, Andreas Schwab, Marietje Schaake, Andreas Schwab

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FRINGE EVENT
The Geopolitics of EU Enlargement and Democracy
Moderator:
Ivan Vejvoda 
Speakers:
Ioannis Armakolas,
Srdjan Cvijic,
Judy Dempsey,
Teresa Reiter


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20:45 – 21:15 (CEST)

FRINGE EVENT
‘Please unmute yourself’ – How to amplify European voices?
Moderator:
Leszek Jazdzewski
Speakers:
Soundous Boualam, Assya Kavrakova,
Petar Markovic, Kalypso Nicolaidis

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THE STATE OF THE UNION – 7 May 2021


09:20-09:30 (CEST)


09:35-10:25 (CEST)

CLIMATE
A new impetus for global climate action?
Introduction: Jos Delbeke
Moderator: Pilita Clark
Speaker:
Frans Timmermans

Video Recording


10:30-11:05 (CEST)

MULTILATERALISM
Introduction by Bernard Hoekman
Conversation between Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Sasha Vakulina, followed by Q&A with Martina Ferracane

Video Recording


11:10-11:55 (CEST)

STRATEGIC AUTONOMY
What is the future of global value chains?

Introduction by George Papaconstantinou
Moderator: Peggy Hollinger, FT
Speakers: Richard Baldwin, Thierry Breton

Video Recording


12:00-12:30 (CEST)


12:35-13:05 (CEST)

THE STATE OF THE UNION LECTURE
New world, new rules: Can Europe rise to the challenge? by Jean Pisani-Ferry

Video Recording


13:10– 13:40 (CEST)


14:05-14:55 (CEST)

GEOPOLITICS
How can democracies join forces to combat disinformation and other foreign interferences?
Moderator : Pietro Ducci
Speakers : Raphaël Glucksmann, Kuniko Inoguchi, Alina Polyakova

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15:00-15:30 (CEST)

PUBLIC HEALTH
How did the COVID-19 pandemic change citizens’ attitudes towards the EU, towards national governments and towards each other?
In collaboration with YouGov
Presenters: Philipp Genschel, Mohamed Nasr and Anton Hemerijck

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15:35-16:15 (CEST)

CLIMATE
Introduction: Jos Delbeke
Conversation between Werner Hoyer and Sasha Vakulina

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16:15-17:05 (CEST)

GLOBAL ECONOMY
“Is Europe Falling Behind in the Global Digital Economy?”
Conversation between Professor Bengt Holmström and Alexander Stubb, followed by Q&A with STG students: Weiming Huang, Melina Nitschker, Zakaria Al Shmaly, Hieu T. Nguyen, Linda Zeilina

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17:10-17:30 (CEST)

Closing Remarks: Luigi Di Maio, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

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