Whether the European Union or Asia will reign as the global regional power this century was the focus of a recent panel discussion to celebrate a new Cornell student journal, the Cornell International Affairs Review (CIAR).

At the panel discussion held Feb. 13 in the A.D. White House, an overflow audience listened to Peter Katzenstein and Hubert Zimmerman, both Cornell professors of government and members of CIAR's board of advisers, discuss "Global Politics: Will Regions Count in the 21st Century?"

"This is a critical moment for international affairs," said Luis-Fran├žois de Lencquesaing '10, vice president of CIAR, who introduced the two professors. Both addressed the international power of Europe as a region and the individual nation-states constituting the European Union.

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