Conversations on Europe: 70 Years of Creating Europe: United in Diversity?

In this first installment of the ESC's 2020-2021 series of virtual roundtables, we used the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration as a springboard to discuss diversity within the EU. Our panel of experts traced the origin and current meaning of the EU's motto, "United in Diversity," exploring both its goals and its limitations.


  • Androula Vassiliou Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth
  • Johan Fornäs Professor Emeritus of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
  • Susannah Eckersley Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture, and Heritage, Newcastle University
  • Michal Friedman Jack Buncher Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

MODERATOR: Jae-Jae Spoon, Director of the European Studies Center, Univeristy of Pittsburgh

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