Paris is indeed a city of lights and inspiration, and within two days we realized that we needed to discuss culture once more. This time, the discussion centered around the balance between a region’s culture and its economy. Does culture inhibit or enhance a region’s economic viability, and how does one balance these two essential characteristics against each other?

After the site visit to ifri, security was one of the biggest issues on our minds. A half-hour discussion on the effectiveness of security alliances and institutions lead to another discussion on the European defense arrangement, specifically on the topic of resource pooling.