Vivien Schmidt (Boston University) spoke about her new book, Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy, to staff and students in a special POLSIS European Studies seminar organized as part of the department’s student enhancement activities and in conjunction with the REPRESENT network of scholars in Birmingham and Nottingham. Dr Tim Haughton who organized the event commented,

‘It was a great pleasure and privilege for staff and students in Birmingham to hear directly from such an eminent scholar of the EU about her new landmark publication that explores not just questions of legitimacy linked to the Eurozone crisis, but also offers prescriptions for how the EU can be governed better and meet current and future challenges’.