WESS Program, ALA Annual Conference

The European Union Today: Forging European Identity

WESS Newsletter
Spring 2007
Vol. 30, no. 2

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The European Union Today:  Forging European Identity is the topic of the WESS program planned for the next ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. This program will be offered Monday June 25, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. till noon.

Featured speakers include the Honorable John Bruton, Ambassador of the European Commission to the USA and former Prime Minister of Ireland; Dr. Kathleen McNamara, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations, Georgetown University; and Arend Kuster, European Business Manager for Publishers Communications Group, Inc.

What is European identity and how is it developing?  How will immigration and European enlargement affect scholarship, publishing, and libraries?

On March 25th, 2007, the European Union marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 1957 signing of the Treaty of Rome by France, Germany, and Benelux.  Today, the EU’s remarkably diverse constituency includes citizens of 27 member states.  Our speakers will address goals and key challenges for the European Union, the social construction of political authority in the EU, and the implications of a larger European Union for publishing and for research libraries.

ACRL’s Law and Political Science Section and Slavic and East European Studies Section are program cosponsors.

If you are attending the ALA Annual Conference, please consult your program for details.

 ---Sarah How, Chair, Program Planning Committee


Editor: Paul Vermouth

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