Is the European Union in the Interests of the United States?

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Is the European Union in the Interests of the United States?

September 22, 2006 2 min read Download Report
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* This paper is a transcript of a conference held June 28, 2005 which was cosponsored by The Heritage Foundation, Global Britain, Hudson Institute and Discovery Institute; to view in entirety, please download the PDF



Listed in order of appearance:

John Hilboldt Director, Lectures and Seminars, The Heritage Foundation

Becky Norton Dunlop Vice-President for External Relations, The Heritage Foundation

Senator Gordon Smith United States Senator for Oregon

Lord Pearson of Rannoch House of Lords

Christopher Booker Journalist and Editor

The Rt. Hon. David Heathcoat-Amory MP House of Commons

Daniel Hannan, MEP Member of the European Parliament

Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Yossef Bodansky Former Director, Congressional Task Force against Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare

John C. Hulsman, Ph.D. Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Ruth Lea Director, Centre for Policy Studies

Diana Furchtgott-Roth Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Ian Milne Director, Global Britain

Mark Ryland Vice President, Discovery Institute

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Research Professor of History, Institute of World Politics

Kenneth R. Weinstein, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Institute

Judge Robert H. Bork Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Vice President, Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Edwin Meese III Chairman, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Questions from Audience

Listed in order of appearance:

Paul Rubig Member of the European Parliament

Ana Gomes Member of the European Parliament

Sarah Ludford Member of the European Parliament

Michael Cashman Member of the European Parliament

Tom Ford United States Department of Defense

Bill McFadden Unknown

Helle Dale Heritage Foundation



Welcome and Keynote Address

Panel One: The European Union: "The Nature of the Beast"

Panel Two: The Atlantic Alliance and National Security

Panel Three: The European Union's Impact on U.S. Business

Panel Four: The View from Europe

Panel Five: European Courts Establishing Precedent in the U.S. Supreme Court

Closing Remarks

The sponsoring organizations extend special thanks to Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Global Britain for their leadership in presenting this conference and for kindly providing the transcript published here.


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