|Contributed by etalks.tv, Burgtheater, Vienna, 28.2.2010
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Debating Europe/Europa im Diskurs
“Yes, we can!” Barack Obama triumphally exclaimed as the new US President elect in November 2008. With “change” as the keyword of his electoral campaign he had become the symbol of hope for millions to both sides of the Atlantic. Little more than a year later, many ask, “Can he?” With such problematic issues as the reform of US health care, the closing down of Guantánamo, battling the economic crisis, solving the Middle East conflict and global climate protection on his To Do list, it is a debatable point if he “can”. Upon being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after only nine months in office even Barack Obama himself doubted that he deserved it, emphasising that he considered the award a call to action.
Vienna’s Burgtheater is the stage where US policy adviser Stanley Greenberg, Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan, Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Michael Spindelegger, Czech politician Karel Schwarzenberg and Ivan Vejvoda from the German Marshall Fund discuss about “Obama and the Europeans – what has changed?”
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