Brussels, 7 June 2018 – Europe between Globalisation, Empires and Populisms : “Res Publica” or “The End of History”


16:30 > 18:00

The Jacques Delors Institute is a partner of the European Meetings on the Life and Work of Alexandre Kojève, organised in Brussels on the 7th and 8th of June. Pascal Lamy, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, intervenes for a rountable entitled "Europe, globalisation et and the "Universal and homogeneous State".

While the European Union is facing multiple “crises”, is criticised for its lack of effectiveness or legitimacy, the “Europe Kojève 2018” symposium will draw on Alexandre Kojève’s work, to better position the European building process in space and time beyond the mere injunctions of the present. European public actors (at political and administrative levels), academics and researchers experts in Kojève and in the European Union and psychoanalysts will gather to examine together (by assonances, and dissonance if need be) key European developments in the light of Kojevian analyses and notions (including those on the “end of history” popularised by Francis Fukuyama after the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Soviet Union, and on “the universal and homogeneous State”).

This is notably the role played by Pascal Lamy during these meetings, as he intervenes in a roundtable entitled “Europe, globalisation and the Universal and homogeneous State, during which he exposes his views on the following question : is Europe a forerunner of the development of a Universal State? To discuss this thesis, Pascal Lamy is accompanied by :

  • Sébastien Jean,  Director, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII)
  • Éric Laurent, Psychanalyst
  • Danilo Scholz,  PhD candidate at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales – Paris) and lecturer at Sciences Po. (Paris),  author of “Alexandre Kojève and the German philosophy in the interwar period, 1926-1947”

If you want to consult the detailed program of the two-days meeting, you can consult the website dedicated to the event, in which you will find all necessary information to register as well as the list of speakers.

European values | Globalisation | Political Europe