Past events

The PDU holds a number of events across Europe. A list of past events and a short summary of each can be found here.

Weidenfeld: “I predicted the fall of the Berlin wall. Now I predict political Union”

On February 24th, the PDU together with the Hanns Seidel Stiftung hosted an event featuring esteemed German political scientist, Werner Weidenfeld and Irish historian and PDU President, Brendan Simms as part of the Hanns Seidel…

Ukraine: The War for Truth

On February 25th of February the PDU and Platform Ukraine co-hosted a lecture by Professor Timothy Snyder.

Media and Civil Society in Ukraine – PDU at the 8th Europe-Ukraine Forum

The participants of the debate, that was moderated by Matvei Ganopolsky from the Radio Vesti in Ukraine discussed the current situation of the media in Ukraine. The discussion frequently returned to the person of Vladimir…

Joschka Fischer: The Implications of Brexit for the European Union

On January 23, the PDU, together with Cambridge University’s Centre of International Studies at POLIS and the Law Department at Cambridge University hosted an event featuring esteemed politician and former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, Joschka…

Developments in the Eurozone: Muddling through or Turning the Tide?

On November 17th, 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss developments in the Eurozone.

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Re-Emergence of an Old Threat

On November 3rd, 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

A Catalan Referendum – Threat or Opportunity for Europe?

On October 22nd 2014, the PDU invited speakers to discuss the implications of a possible Catalan referendum on the European Union.

Simms and Schäuble in discussion

Brendan Simms in discussion with Wolfgang Schäuble

On the occasion of the presentation of the German version of his book ‘Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy 1453 to the Present’ the PDU’s president Brendan Simms discussed his vision for a federal European state with…

EU Presidency – Real Impact or Just a Political Ritual?

The PDU’s CEO joined a panel of experts at this year’s Polish Economic Forum to discuss the question of whether or not we still need the EU Presidency in its current form.

The Troika and the Euro Crisis

PDU´s CEO Benjamin Zeeb joined Publixphere in Berlin to discuss their “Topic of the Month”.