President of the European Commission Speaks at International Event

May 22, 2014 — On May 22, José Manuel Barroso (H’06), president of the European Commission, addressed alumni and guests at the Law Center’s International Trade Program in Brussels, Belgium.

Barroso shared his thoughts about economics, politics and the rule of law in the European Union. “Putting together 28 countries, sharing a common legal framework, I believe [is] the most interesting experience ever in terms of transnational cooperation,” said Barroso, who spent two years as a visiting professor in Georgetown University’s department of government and School of Foreign Service.

Following Barroso’s keynote address at the Bibliothèque Solvay, Professor Nan Hunter, associate dean for graduate programs, and Professor James Feinerman, associate dean for transnational programs, led attendees in panel discussions on World Trade Organization dispute resolution and issues facing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. 

The day concluded with a closing address by Ricardo Ramírez-Hernández, chairman of the WTO Appellate Body, and a Global Georgetown alumni reception, hosted by Max Jadot (L’81), CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis.

Video © European Union, 2014.