Past Event

EU-US Competitiveness: Challenges in the Green and Digital Transitions

April 16, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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In-person and online

Join us for the Annual Conference on EU-US Competitiveness in Honor of Ambassador Donald Blinken focusing on EU-US competitiveness, particularly in view of the challenges associated with the green and digital transitions.

Jointly organized by Columbia SIPA's Center on Global Economy and Governance, the European Investment Bank, Société Générale and SUERF – the European Money and Finance Forum. 

The annual Ambassador Donald and Vera Blinken Lecture Series on Global Governance is a distinguished university-wide lecture examining public and foreign policy issues, often with a European focus. Donald Blinken made a lasting impact in fields ranging from public service, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 1994 to 1998, to investment banking, education, and the arts throughout his estimable career. This year's conference will be held in Ambassador Blinken's memory. 

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Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 

Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar; Director, MPA in Economic Policy Management, Columbia SIPA 

Sharyn L. O'Halloran, George Blumenthal Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA

Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist, European Investment Bank

Brunello Rosa, CEO and Head of Research, Rosa & Roubini Associates

Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist, European Stability Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director, Center on Global Economy and Governance, Columbia SIPA

Alan M. Taylor, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA

Isabel Vansteenkiste, Director General, European Central Bank

Boris Vujčić, Governor, Central Bank of Croatia

Recording and photography: This event will be photographed and filmed. By being present, you consent to Columbia University using such photographs and video for educational and promotional purposes.

Guests with disabilities: Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Guests with disabilities can request assistance from the Office of Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 or [email protected].

Contact Information

Theresa Murphy