Europe 2030: Populism and the Future of Unity

Populist, anti-EU political parties continue to gain traction across Europe, Russian aggression persists in Ukraine, proxy wars rage in the Middle East, and the United States is rethinking the contours of transatlantic cooperation. 

How will these political shifts impact Europe’s role in the world? What will the future of European unity look like?

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Join YPFP as we bring together three NextGen Europe experts to reflect on populism and foreign policy.

When: July 13, 2017

Where: Ford Motor Company 



Alina Polyakova
is Director of Research for Europe and Eurasia at the Atlantic Council. She is the author of The Dark Side of European Integration (2015), a monograph that examines the rise of far-right populism in Europe. Full bio here.


Giovanni Faleg
is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies. He is the author of The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations (2016). Full bio here.


Phil Bednarczyk
is Staff Director on the Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Phil is moderating the discussion.





To have sustained impact, leaders constantly have to be preparing for what’s coming next, and YPFP’s 2030 series is designed to facilitate NextGeners doing just that. 

The 2030 series highlights emerging themes and issues critical to the future of foreign policy, and addresses how hallmark foreign policy hot topics are evolving today to empower NextGen professionals to address the issues of tomorrow.  


July 13, 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm
Ford Motor Company
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
United States
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