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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Romania and the European Union

It's been a year since the European Union has accepted Romania's request to become a member of the EU. So far, Romania has seen an improvement in economic life and the exploration of democratic values. However, being one of the few Eastern European countries to be a member of the EU, Romania faces challenges that other members do not—such as relations with Russia, which has been brought to the forefront of the political world with Serbia's request to join the EU, and the question of whether democratization is the appropriate course of action for Romania. Through an exploration of where Romania has come from and where the country hopes to be, the future status of Romania will be examined in order to determine whether Romania can actually prosper or if the country will crumble from political pressures.

Presenter: Sarah Irvine (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: American Democracy Project
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 9:20 am (Session I)