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The European Union and Transatlantic Relations: Conversation with Ambassador Guenter Burghardt, Head of the European Commission's Delegation to the United States: 3/7/02 by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Ambassador Dr. Guenter Burghardt, who is the head of the delegation of the European Commission to Washington, D.C. Dr. Burghardt is visiting the campus to participate in the launching of the European Union Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

  1. Background ... ancestors ... seeing Europe as one ... training as a lawyer
  2. The European Union ... a long road ... .turning point ... working for Jacques Delors ... importance of leadership ... building momentum ... implosion of the Soviet Union ... introduction of the Euro ... calling a constitutional convention
  3. Transatlantic Relations ... European Union supported by the U.S. ... .vision of President Kennedy ... common objectives ... trade relations: the case of steel ... foreign and defense policy ... unilateralism vs. multilateralism debate in the U.S. ... partnership and dialogue
  4. Lessons Learned ... internationalism ... E.U. support for academic endeavors

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