Event Detail

State Of The Unions: The EU and the US in the 21st Century (Sold Out) (Ended)

Presented By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and CFA Society Chicago

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:30 - 7:15 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Chicago Council and CFA Chicago

Presented By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and CFA Society Chicago

Johan Van Overtveldt - Minister of Finance, Belgium, and Author

Program Description:
The recent developments in Greece highlight the ongoing political and economic crisis in the European Union. The euro-created to foster political unity and economic convergence-now appears to generate discord and uncertainty. Eurosceptic parties are gaining strength, while the United Kingdom is planning a referendum on its EU membership. Meanwhile, according to the Federal Reserve, the economic outlook for the US continues to improve. Moreover, Belgian Finance Minister Van Overtveldt argues that America's unique blend of historical, institutional, and sociological elements will allow it to dominate globally in the 21st century. Please join The Chicago Council and Minister Van Overtveldt for an assessment of the current situation and future prospects for Europe and America.

CFA Chicago Members: $10 (CFA Chicago members use promotional code UNIONS at check out)
Non-members: $20

Attire: Business Attire

Registration: Online with Chicago Council - CFA Chicago members use promotional code UNIONS at check out. Please note you will need to create an account with Chicago Council of Global Affairs in order to register for this event. Create New Account

5:30 pm - Registration and cash bar reception
6:00 pm - Presentation and discussion
7:15 pm - Adjournment and book signing

Johan Van Overtveldt Johan Van Overtveldt has served as the minister of finance in Belgium since 2014. He is an economist, journalist, and writer based in Brussels. He has published several books in Dutch and contributes to the Wall Street Journal Europe and other publications. He is also the author of The End of the Euro, Bernanke's Test, and The Chicago School. Van Overtveldt holds an MBA from the University of Leuven and a PhD from the University of Antwerp.
Twitter: @jvanovertveldt

Van Overtveldt's latest book, A Giant Reborn: Why the US Will Dominate the 21st Century (Agate B2), will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar after the program.

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