Guest Lectures

Among the recent guest lectures in specific courses of the Department (or open to all students) are the following:

  • 11 November 2019, David O’SULLIVAN, Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission, formerly European External Action Service, “Changes in Diplomacy – Insights from a Former EU Ambassador in Washington DC” (Prof. Maurer’s course)

  • 4 November 2019, Ioan Dragos TUDORACHE, Member of the European Parliament, “EU External Migration Policies” (Profs. Damro/Schunz’s course)

  • 23 October 2019, Giulio VENNERI, European Commission, DG NEAR, “Developments in Enlargement Policy and Rule of Law Reforms in the Western Balkans” (Prof. Juncos’ course)

  • 10 October 2019, Florian SCHUBERT, European Commission, DG Trade, “EU Trade Strategy in Times of Troubled Multilateral Waters” (Prof. Gstöhl’s course)

  • 26 September 2019, Johan VAN GRUIJTHUIJSEN, European Commission, DG Agriculture, “External Aspects of European Common Agricultural Policy” (Profs. Damro/Schunz’s course)

  • 24 September 2019, José COSTA PEREIRA, PSC Ambassador, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU, “Forging Consensus in EU Foreign Policy” (Prof. Juncos’ course)

  • 17 April 2019, H.E. Roeland VAN DE GEER, Coordinator of the European Union for the African Great Lakes Region, and H.E. Bart OUVRY, Head of the EU Delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Conflict Resolution in the Great Lakes Region” (Prof. Herrberg’s course)

  • 10 April 2019, Prof. Roger ZETTER, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, “Forced displacement, humanitarianism and development — the challenge for African and European policy makers” (Prof. Mackie’s course)
  • 5 April 2019, Andrew BOWER, Programme Management Officer, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, “Disaster Risk Reduction and the EU Risk Landscape: A UN Perspective” (Prof. Schelhase’s course)
  • 5 April 2019, Jan-Stefan FRITZ, Vice-Chair, European Marine Board, “The European Union and Ocean Governance” (Prof. Schunz’s course)
  • 27 March 2019, Sinziana POIANA, Policy Officer for Civil Society Support, European Commission, DG NEAR, “EU and civil society support in the Eastern neighbourhood” (Prof. Youngs’ course)
  • 26 March 2019, Filippos PIERROS, Minister-Counsellor, Head of Section, EU Delegation to the OECD, “An EU delegate to the DAC: challenges and opportunities” (Profs. Geurts/Gstöhl’s course)
  • 22 March 2019, François FISCHER, Head of the Analysis Division, EU INTCEN EEAS, “EU Intelligence: now and in perspective” (Prof. Palacios’ course)
  • 20 March 2019, Katja BIEDENKOPF, Assistant Professor, Leuven International and European Studies, KU Leuven, “EU and global chemicals governance” (Prof. Schunz’s course)
  • 19 March 2019, Monica URIAN, Policy Officer, Cultural Policy, European Commission, DG EAC, “Relations culturelles internationales” (Prof. Helly’s course)
  • 16 March 2019, Alexandra EKKELENKAMP, Advisor to the Director for Media and Communication, Council of the EU, “European Council and Council of the EU Communications and Social Media” (Prof. Colomina’s course)
  • 25 February 2019, Gilles PELAYO, Head of Unit, Europe for Citizens, European Commission, “L’Europe pour les citoyens?” (Prof. Helly’s course)
  • 19 February 2019, H.E. Ambassador Paul JOHNSTON, UK Representative to the EU’s Political and Security Committee, gave a guest lecture on “The UK’s perspective on the CFSP/CSDP: past, present, future” (open to all students)