Join us for a conversation with Professor Timothy Garton Ash, one of the foremost academic specialists, observers and commentators on central Europe, Financial Times columnist Wolfgang Münchau, and Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist, moderated by Jonathan Charles, EBRD Managing Director Communications, focussing on developments, challenges and future prospects in central Europe.
EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti will open the event, which will take place at EBRD Headquarters on 12 March between 15.00-16.30.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to clear security.
The event is also open to press and interviews can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof Timothy Garton Ash is the author of eight books of political writing - 'history of the present' - which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last three decades. He is Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, where he is Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and his weekly column for the Guardian is widely syndicated across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has received many awards for his writing, including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Orwell Prize.
The most recent edition of Professor Garton Ash’s book “The Magic Lantern” will be available for purchase at the event.
Wolfgang Münchau is an associate editor of the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column about Europe and the European economy.
Beata Javorcik is the EBRD Chief Economist and professor in economics at the University of Oxford.
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