Green Perspectives in Europe: Implications for the Americas

Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Title Conditional: Green Perspectives in Europe: Implications for the Americas
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm | Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Daniel Cohn-Bendit at Berkeley, September 2010. (Photo: Jim Block)

Daniel Cohn-Bendit at Berkeley, September 2010. (Photo: Jim Block)

Article on the event from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies

As a leader of the European Parliament’s green coalition, Europe Écologie, Daniel Cohn-Bendit has effectively channeled public concern for the environment, gaining the coalition unexpected support in the last elections. “We have a project for Europe,” Cohn-Bendit told The New York Times in 2009, “an idea — the ecological transformation of our way of production and way of life.” The Franco-German leader is no newcomer to transformative ideas: he initially rose to prominence during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris. In the intervening years, Mr. Cohn-Bendit joined the German Green Party, wrote extensively about his experiences in the student protests and counterculture and served as deputy mayor of Frankfurt before being elected to the European parliament.

Daniel Cohn-Bendit is Co-President of the European parliamentary group Greens/European Free Alliance, which is made up of Greens and representatives of stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities.

Article on the European Greens from The New York Times (.pdf)

Mr. Cohn-Bendit's talk, "Green Perspectives in Europe: Implications for the Americas." 

Mr. Cohn-Bendit answers questions from Ricardo Lagos and Rafael Fernández de Castro.
 
Mr. Cohn-Bendit answers questions from Martha Delgado and Dan Kammen.
Mr. Cohn-Bendit speaks to a packed Maude Fife Room on September 29. (photo: Jim Block)
 
Mr. Cohn-Bendit speaks to a packed Maude Fife Room on September 29. (photo: Jim Block)
Mr. Cohn-Bendit speaks with students after his talk. (photo: Jim Block)
 
Mr. Cohn-Bendit speaks with students after his talk. (photo: Jim Block)
Mr. Cohn-Bendit at the Free Speech Movement Cafe on the Berkeley campus. (photo: Jim Block)
 
Mr. Cohn-Bendit at the Free Speech Movement Cafe on the Berkeley campus. (photo: Jim Block)
Mr. Cohn-Bendit in front of Sather Gate.
Mr. Cohn-Bendit in front of Sather Gate.