On November 22, IES and the EU Center were pleased to sponsor a presentation on "Post-Crisis Financial Management and Policy Implementation in the European Union" hosted by the Consulate General of Portugal in San Francisco. The Consul General of Spain in San Francisco, Francisco Tejada Lozano, and the Consul General of Portugal, Maria João Lopes Cardoso, discussed the impact of the 2008 economic crisis in the Iberian Peninsula. Teresa Fernandes, from the trade agency of Portugal (AICEP), drew a detailed scenario of that period and showed how Portugal as well as Spain emerged from the crisis and recovered economically. Furthermore, all the guests gave their perspective on the current situation and relationship between the EU and the United States. The presentations were followed by a Q&A and reception that produced a lively debate between the speakers and audience members, including business owners and entrepreneurs in areas related to transcontinental business ventures. This event was supported by a European Commission "Getting to Know Europe" grant (2017-19).