Book launch "The Foreign Policy of the European Union" (S. KEUKELEIRE & T. DELREUX)

Date

Tuesday 20.05.14
12:15 to 14:00

Location

Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU
Rue de la Loi 61/63
1040 Brussels
Belgium

The College of Europe (Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies), the University of Leuven (LINES, LCGGS, Centre for European Studies), the Université catholique de Louvain (Institut de Sciences politiques Louvain-Europe) and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU were pleased to invite you to the launch of the second edition of the book “The Foreign Policy of the European Union” by Stephan KEUKELEIRE and Tom DELREUX (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 2nd ed., 390 pp.).

The book was presented on Tuesday, 20 May at 12.15 p.m. in the framework of a panel debate with the two authors, Stephan KEUKELEIRE (College of Europe/University of Leuven) and Tom DELREUX (Université catholique de Louvain), as well as Karel DE GUCHT (Commissioner for Trade) and Richard YOUNGS (Carnegie). The debate was introduced by Ambassador Dirk WOUTERS (Permanent Representative of Belgium to the EU) and Sieglinde GSTÖHL (College of Europe). The debate was followed by a reception hosted by Ambassador Dirk Wouters.

A second book presentation will be organized on Thursday 11 June (at 7pm) in the English bookshop 'Waterstones Brussels' (Adolphe Maxlaan 71, 1000 Brussels). 

 

 

About the book

This fully revised and updated second edition of “The Foreign Policy of the European Union” by Stephan Keukeleire and Tom Delreux (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) provides a comprehensive analysis of EU foreign policy, assessing the history, actors, policy-making processes, partnerships and rivalries. Moving beyond CFSP and CSDP, this widely used book demonstrates the scope of the EU’s foreign policy and shows how areas such as trade, development, environment and energy are inextricable elements of it. The authors argue that the EU’s foreign policy needs to be understood not only as a response to crises and conflicts, but also as a means of shaping international and regional structures and influencing long-term processes. This second edition includes two new chapters and takes account of the latest trends, issues and research.

The book is accompanied by an online resource guide: “Exploring EU Foreign Policy”, developed by the College of Europe and the University of Leuven. Subdivided in 9 categories and 70 subcategories, this website presents key information sources on EU foreign policy, including EU sources, academic literature, and sources of other international organizations, NGOs and think tanks. See www.eufp.eu or http://eufp.coleurope.eu.

About the speakers

    • Dirk WOUTERS is the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the European Union (since 2011). Previously, he was the Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister, and Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the EU.
    • Sieglinde GSTOHL is the Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.
    • Stephan KEUKELEIRE is Jean Monnet Professor at ‘Leuven International and European Studies’ (LINES) at the University of Leuven and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. In 2010-13 he was the Chairholder of the ‘TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy’ at the College of Europe.
    • Tom DELREUX is Professor of EU Politics at the ‘Institut de Sciences politiques Louvain-Europe’ (ISPOLE) of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).
    • Karel DE GUCHT is the European Commissioner for Trade (since 2010). Previously he was European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Member of the European Parliament.
    • Richard YOUNGS is Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brussels. He is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and Professor at the University of Warwick.