Europe: Past Tense, Future Perfect?

May 1, 2018

On Monday 30.04.2018 Mikhail Khodorkovsky participated in the Milken Conference on the topic of Europe: Past Tense, Future Perfect?

In a time of rising authoritarianism and global turmoil, many are looking to prosperous and democratic Europe for leadership. But even as the Eurozone economies seem to finally be recovering from crisis, extremist parties are on the rise and the U.K. is preparing to leave the E.U. How can Europe reconcile the tensions of income inequality and widespread prosperity as well as the gap between the values it asserts and the increased fearmongering in its politics? And with Russian and Chinese influence increasing, the question is inevitable: Is this Europe’s moment of leadership—or irrelevance—on the world stage?


On the panel:

Mikhail Khodorkovsky – Founder, Open Russia

Timothy Snyder – Professor of History, Yale University

Yascha Mounk – Author and lecturer, Harvard University

Howard Shore – Chairman, Shore Capital

Jyrki Katanien – Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission; Former Prime Minister, Finland