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The Future of Infrastructure Investment: Lessons from the EU Investment Plan

August 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A discussion on how to increase infrastructure in the United States & learning from the European Union investment plan

Please join the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States for a timely public panel discussion on how to increase infrastructure investment in the United States.

Rebuilding the United States is a central component of the Trump administration’s economic agenda. Our discussion will focus on the administration’s current plan to spend $200 billion to spur private investment with the goal of reaching a total of $1 trillion in infrastructure investment. The panelists will discuss useful lessons from the European Union’s Investment Plan, in particular the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The discussion will shed light on how risk sharing instruments and methods to catalyze private sector investment can boost economic growth and prosperity.


David Price
U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina’s 4th District

Carlota Cenalmor
Senior Institutional Adviser, Deputy Head of US Representative, European Investment Bank

Michael Whalen
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation


John Stephens
Director, Center for European Studies & Gerhard E. Lenski, Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Sociology

Thursday, August 29, 2017
5:00 pm | Doors open
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Keynote Remarks and Panel Discussion

University of North Carolina, Center for European Studies
Fedex Global Education Center (GEC)
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Nelson Mandela Auditorium

After 5:00 PM parking is free under the Global Education Center

The Center for European Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to present this free public discussion in partnership with The Atlantic Council and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.


August 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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