Guest Lectures

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

21 April 2021, Fernando Gentilini, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service, “Debriefing Exercise in Mediation” (in Prof. Herrberg’s course)

19 April 2021, Federica Mogherini, Rector, College of Europe, former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, “La culture dans l’action extérieure de l’UE : expériences et visions” (in Prof. Helly’s course)

12 April 2021, Federica Mogherini, Rector, College of Europe, former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, “The Transatlantic Partnership in the Face of China and Russia” (in Prof. Fröhlich’s course)

10 April 2021, Edward Lucas, former senior editor at The Economist, “Hybrid Threats: Past and Future” (in Prof. H. Smith’s course)

9 April 2021, Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS), “An Ambassador for Countering Hybrid Threats” (in Prof. H. Smith’s course)

8 April 2021, Jan-Stefan Fritz, Head, Brussels Office of the German Marine Research Consortium, “The EU and Ocean Governance” (in Prof. Schunz’s course)

25 March 2021, Lizza Bomassi, Deputy Director, Carnegie Europe, “EU Democracy Promotion in Asia” (in Prof. Youngs’ course)

24 March 2021, Christina Parandii, Political Officer, Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, “EU Democracy Support in Ukraine” (in Prof. Youngs’ course)

24 March 2021, Sami Andoura, Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre, “Low Carbon Transition as an EU Foreign Energy Policy Challenge” (in Prof. Goldthau’s course)

20 March 2021, Gilles Collard, Directeur Général de Bioforce, “Perspectives sur l’aide humanitaire européen du terrain” (in Prof. Delphin’s course)

20 March 2021, Alexandra Ekkelenkamp, Political Administrator at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, “The European Council and Council of the EU: A Peek behind the Scenes” (in Prof. Colomina’s course)

10 March 2021, Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel, “A New Hotspot: EastMed” (in Prof. Goldthau’s course)

5 March 2021, Dr. Hilde Hardeman, Head of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, “Turning EU Foreign Policy into Action: The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments as First Responder to Political Needs and Opportunities” (open to all)

4 March 2021, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, “NATO: Keeping Europe Safe in an Uncertain World” (livestreamed)

26 February 2021, Dr. Carlo Gallo, founder and manager of Enquirisk, “A Practitioner’s Perspective on Political Risk Analysis and Related Careers” (in Prof. Sottilotta’s course)

25 February 2021, Rebecca Tremain, Senior Strategy Adviser, COP26 Unit at Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom, “COP26 UK Presidency and Role of the EU” (in Prof. Schunz’s course)

16 February 2021, Antoine Kasel, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Schmidt, “The EU in the G7 and the G20” (in Profs Gstöhl and Geurts’ course)

11 February, Lauren Speranza and Admiral (Ret.) James G. Foggo, Center for European Policy Analysis, “NATO 2030: Recommendations for the Alliance” (in Prof. Fröhlich’s course)

10 February 2021, Youssef Cherif, Director, Columbia Global Centers, “10 Years after the Arab Spring — State of Democracy in Tunisia” (in Prof. Youngs’ course)

16 October 2020, Ambassador Roland Kobia, EU Special Envoy to Afghanistan, European External Action Service, 7th annual high-level EU Diplomacy Lecture “What is the real role of the European Union in peace processes?” (livestreamed)

15 October 2020, Grégory Mounier, Head of the Innovation Lab Europol, “Europol, AI, Cybercrime and Police Cooperation” (in Profs Schunz and Wolff’s course)

10 October 2020, David O’Sullivan, former EU Ambassador to the U.S and former Secretary General of the European Commission, “The Merit of Diplomacy: Insights from a former EU Ambassador in Washington DC” (in Prof. Maurer’s course)

8 October 2020, Ignacio García Bercero, Acting Director, “Multilateral Affairs, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation”, DG Trade, former Chief Negotiator for TTIP and EU-South Korea FTA, European Commission, “Trade in Turbulent Times: The Current Review of the EU’s Trade Strategy” (in Prof. Gstöhl’s course)

8 October 2020, Rodolphe von Hövell, expert in political and military affairs at Belgian Ministry of Defence, “How European Diplomacy Works in Practice” (in Prof. Maurer’s course)

7 October 2020, Mihaela Matei, Acting Head of Operations, Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability at European External Action Service, “Civilian CSDP Missions at the Core of EU Efforts for Stabilisation and Security Sector Reforms” (in Prof. Juncos’ course)

1 October 2020, Andras Romzer, Policy Officer, Energy, Diplomacy, Global Issues and Counter-Terrorism, at the European External Action Service, “External Dimensions of the EU Green Deal” (in Profs Schunz and Wolff’s course)

30 September 2020, Federica Mogherini, Rector, College of Europe, former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, “The HR/VP position: first-hand experiences” (in Prof. Juncos’ course)