The Presidential Lecture Series "Reasons for Hope" presents a lecture by Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament representing the Netherlands
WELCOME REMARKS / Michael Ignatieff / President and Rector, CEU
ABSTRACT / The EU has a strong leadership position when it comes to the rule of law and multilateralism. The need to advance these principles but also human rights and democracy in the online world is now urgent, and Europe should lead in developing a systematic approach with partners globally.
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BIO / Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician, Member of the European Parliament since 2009. She is a member of D66, part of the ALDE political group, Coordinator on the International Trade committee, where she is the ALDE spokesperson on transatlantic trade and digital trade. Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the subcommittee on Human Rights. She is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. Furthermore, Schaake is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Since 2014, Schaake is a ‘Young Global Leader’ with the World Economic Forum and she was recently appointed as co-chair of the WEF Global Future Council on Agile Governance. Schaake is a Member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and chair of the CEPS Taskforce on Software Vulnerability Disclosure in Europe. In addition, she is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the Center for Humane Technology.