Europe and Russia

Across the Pond

December 15, 2018  • Institute Staff

The Aspen Initiative for Europe, with leadership from Aspen Institute España and Institut Aspen France, hosted the second edition of its Seminar for Young European Leaders this September in Ronda, Spain. The seminar, “Next-Gen Europe: Leading for Values,” was attended by participants from 16 countries and moderated by Leigh Hafrey, a senior lecturer in behavioral and policy sciences at MIT, and Miguel Herrero, a professor of classics at Complutense University of Madrid. Discussions focused on European values, the continent’s East/West divide, the migration and humanitarian crisis, and the legitimacy of the European Union itself. The series will continue next year and will continue to build out a network of young European leaders committed to Europe’s future.