Published on September 3, 2014 by William Nunnelley  
Geoffrey Harris
Geoffrey Harris, deputy head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the United States Congress, will speak at Samford University on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Howard Room of Beeson University Center.

His topic will be “The European Union After the 2014 European Parliament Elections: Challenges and Opportunities.” A reception will follow the lecture.

The European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress, located in Washington, D.C., is intended to strengthen cooperation between legislators in the U.S. and the European Union and to provide information to the public in the U.S.

Harris has served the European Parliament since 1976, working in a variety of positions. Prior to moving into his present post in 2012, he was head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament.

A graduate of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, he is a regular lecturer and participant in academic conferences. Harris is the author of a book, The Dark Side of Europe: The Extreme Right Today, published in 1993.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.