A state-of-the-art space for discussions on topics shaping our world
To advance discussions on the digital policy issues shaping Europe in the digital age, the Microsoft Center in Brussels hosts a range of public events throughout the year (click here to see some of our past events). Located on Rue Montoyer, a stone’s throw from the European Parliament, we offer cutting-edge technology that helps to overcome barriers of location, language and accessibility, we convene conversations on the most pressing issues impacting Europe, and invite attendees to discover how technology is transforming our lives.
To learn more about the Microsoft Center, read on for a brief overview here or take a virtual tour here. Our event space is also available to external organizations and partners. If you would like more information contact MScenter@microsoft.com.
Please join us for a #BookTalk with Fintan O’Toole, author of Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain
In exploring the answers to the question “why did Britain vote leave?”, Fintan O’Toole drafts a cultural analysis of the political ideas behind Brexit and brilliantly dissects the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative. One of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals, O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. He also contributes to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, The Observer, and other international publications.
Please join us for a #BookTalk with Luuk Van Middelaar, author of Alarums & Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage.
In a revealing and candid portrayal of Europe, Alarums & Excursions offers the insider’s view of the political metamorphosis of the EU. Forced into action by a wave of emergencies – from the financial crisis, the conflicts with Russia over Crimea and Ukraine, or the turmoil created by Brexit, Europe has had to reinvent itself, and cast off its legal straitjacket to confront hard issues of power, territorial borders and public authority.
Luuk van Middelaar was the chief speechwriter and a close advisor to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy between 2010 and 2014. He is a political theorist and historian, and Professor of EU Law at Leiden University.
Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels
Nearest public transport:
Science (22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80, 95)
Luxembourg Station (12, 21, 22, 27, 64)
Lines 2 & 6: stop Trone
Brussels Luxembourg Station