WESSWEB, the Web service of the Western European Studies Section, Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Program:
Washington, DC 2007

The European Union Today:
Constructing European Identity

Monday June 25, 2007 10:30 - 12:00
Room 101, Washington DC Convention Center

Hon. John Bruton
Ambassador of the European Union to the USA

Kathleen McNamara
Associate Professor of Government and International Relations,
Georgetown University

Arend Kuster
Director, Publishers Communications Group -- Europe


How will European enlargement affect scholarship, publishing, and libraries? Speakers will address these issues, as well as the goals of the European Union and the social construction of political authority in the EU. Time for questions and discussion will follow.

On March 25, 1957, France, Germany, and the Benelux countries signed the Treaty of Rome that established the European Community. Now, fifty years later, the European Union‚s diverse constituency includes citizens of 27 member states. Who is European? What does it mean to be European? Identity issues challenge governance and feature in politics and popular discourse even in non-member states.


This ALA program of the Western European Studies Section of ACRL is cosponsored by ACRL's Law and Political Science Section and Slavic and East European Studies Section. For more information, see WESSWeb: www.dartmouth.edu/~wessweb.