International Conference: "A New Order or No Order? Continuity and Discontinuity in the EU-China-US Relationship"


Friday 29.09.17
09:00 to 18:00


building A, AUD. 1
Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

On 29 September 2017, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and its EU-China Research Centre at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, will hold a conference to discuss the extent to which the ongoing changes in the world are fundamental discontinuities in the EU-China-US triangle, or whether they actually leave the underlying geometry unchanged, especially in a situation where it is unclear, following the election of Donald TRUMP as US president, if one side in the triangle has chosen no order over a new order. The conference will focus on the continuities and discontinuities in the fields of trade and investment, foreign and security policy, and climate and energy policy. The position of other major powers outside the triangle in defining the EU-China-US relationship will also be taken into account.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required before 25 September 12:00 (noon). The working language is English.

The conference benefits from the financial support of the European Commission, the Baillet Latour Fund and the Chinese Mission to the EU.

On the day before the conference, 28 September 2017, a round table on transatlantic relations is organised on the Verversdijk campus of the College in Bruges. It launches the new Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) programme that the College of Europe and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Medford, MA), jointly offer as of the Academic Year 2017-2018.


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