The European Union Today: Constructing European Identity

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

Bridge over a river in a European City

How will European Union enlargement and Europe’s increasing diversity affect scholarship, publishing, and libraries? Speakers will address these issues, the EU approach to European identitites, and the social construction of political authority in the EU. Time for questions and discussion will follow.

Today, fifty years after the Treaty of Rome, the European Union’s diverse constituency includes residents of 27 member states. Who — and what — is European? Identity issues challenge governance and feature in politics and popular discourse even in non-member states.


  • 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


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.