The European Union’s Democracy Deficit is topic of Oct. 25 luncheon lecture

The European Studies Group at the University of Iowa will welcome Alexander Somek for a talk on “The European Union’s Democracy Deficit – Then and Now.” The event will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Somek is Charles E. Floete Chair in Law at the University of Iowa and author of Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Antidiscrimination Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), Individualism: An Essay on the Authority of the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Rechtliches Wissen (Suhrkamp, 2006).

This event is free and open to the public. A light luncheon will be served.

The European Studies Group is part of UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Luis Martin-Estudillo at or 335-2229.