The Euro Crisis: Hanging Together of Falling Apart?

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Popper Room
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:30pm
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Central European University cordially invites you to a Rector’s Lecture Series event delivered by George Kopits (Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars) on

“The Euro Crisis: Hanging Together or Falling Apart?”

This lecture, drawing on Kopits’s ongoing research project, focuses on the origins, evolution, and likely outcome of the crisis, and explores possible solutions.

George Kopits earned a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University. He began his professional career at the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department (1968-74). In 1974, he joined the International Monetary Fund, where he served as assistant director, until 2003. In addition to involvement in fiscal and monetary policy-making in Hungary and the United States, Kopits headed technical assistance missions on various economic policy issues and gave technical advice to authorities of more than 20 countries. He also served as chairman of the Fiscal Council of Hungary (2009-11), and was a member of the Monetary Council, National Bank of Hungary (2004-09).

Introduction: John Shattuck, Professor, Legal Studies, President and Rector

Discussant: Laszlo Csaba, Professor, International Political Economy, Department of International Relations and European Studies

Reception to follow

Please RSVP by Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 to kopitslecture(at)