Dinner Meeting - Concluded  - 01.23.2018
In the wake of the Cold War and the expansion of NATO and the EU, many viewed Europe as both a political exemplar and a security backwater -- they were wrong. Whether it be the rise of an assertive Russia or more local nationalist movements, the challenges of refugees and minority assimilation, Brexit and the political-economic crises of the EU/Euro, or Europe's struggle to define its role and its collective identity in a multipolar world, Europe is increasingly resistant to any pivots in our attention away from it. This talk will provide us context and some insight into the state of European politics today.
Daniel Baer was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor from 2009 to 2013. Baer was an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a faculty fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group.