Green economy  |  Events  |  19.09.2012

Green Summit U.S. - Europe

The Heinrich Boell Foundation's office in North America will webcast live the first transatlantic dialogue between U.S. Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein and European Green Parliamentarians. The global economic crisis and the Green New Deal in the US and Europe will be among the main subjects to be discussed. 

Date: 19 September 2012, 17.30 - 18.30 CET (11.30 -12.30 EST)
Venue: webcast here
Language: English

Presidential Candidate for the Green Party of the U.S., Dr. Jill Stein, and VP Candidate Cheri Honkala, will join Green Party members of the European Parliament to discuss a variety of topics including:  the global economic crisis, the Green New Deal in the U.S. and Europe, the dominant two-party system of the U.S. (including the upcoming debates) vs. proportional representation in Europe, support for immigrant rights, climate change and more.

Speakers:

  • Jill Stein, Presidential Candidate for the Green Party of the U.S.
  • Cheri Honkala, VP candidate for the Green Party of the U.S. and National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
  • Ben Manski (moderator), Stein-Honkala campaign manager, former co-chair of Green Party of the U.S.
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, (moderator) Germany; former leader of the Green Party of Germany, speaker of the German Greens EP group, deputy leader of the Green parliamentary group
  • Tarja Cronberg, Finland, Member of the European Parliament, Former Minister of Labor (tbc)
  • Philippe Lamberts, Belgium; Co-Chair of the European Green Party, Member of the European Parliament
  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, Luxemburg Green Party
  • Jan Philipp Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament, German Green Party
  • Emilie Turunen, Denmark; youngest Member of the European Parliament (tbc)