International conferences organised by the Department

To complement the academic programme, the Department organises lectures and conferences on a broad range of topics relevant to the study of EU International Relations and Diplomacy.

Practitioners and academics come to the College in order to present and discuss their views on current European and international affairs with the students. Guest lectures are either conducted within the framework of a specific course or are open to students from all departments.

International conferences organised by the Department:

Recent Speeches at the Department

  • 22 April 2017, Alexandra EKKELENKAMP, Advisor to the Director for Media and Communication, Council of the EU, “Communication and Social Media at the Council of the EU” (Professor Colomina’s course)
  • 21 April 2017, Andrew BOWER, Policy Officer, DG ECHO, European Commission, “The Risk Prevention Activities of DG ECHO” (Professor Schelhase’s course)
  • 18 April 2017, Eldridge ADOLFO, Senior Advisor, Folke Bernadotte Academy, “The Role of the EU in the Colombian Peace Process” (Professor Herrberg’s course)
  • 12 April 2017, Alexandra KIRBY, Programme Officer, European Endowment for Democracy, “European Endowment for Democracy: Supporting Democracy in Times of Crisis” (Professor Youngs’ course)
  • 8 April 2017, Alain BOINET, President of Solidarités International, “Les dilemmes et pratiques de l’humanitaire: entre considérations éthiques, opérationnelles et politiques ?” (Professor Delphin’s course)
  • 7 March 2017, Michel AUROY, Policy Officer, European External Action Service, “La relation UE-Chine dans le domaine de la sécurité et défense” (Professor Helly’s course)
  • 23 March 2017, Patrick I. GOMES, Secretary General, African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, “Making ACP-EU Relations Fit for Purpose beyond 2020: Obstacles and Opportunities” (Professor Mackie’s course)
  • 8 March 2017, Francesca FABBRI, Junior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, “Assessing the EU’s partnership priorities with Lebanon and Jordan” (Professor Youngs’ course)
  • 7 March 2017, Katja BIEDENKOPF, Assistant Professor, University of Leuven, “The EU in Global Chemicals Governance” (Professor Schunz’s course)
  • 10 November 2016, Giovanni CIOFFI, Policy Officer – DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission – Irregular Migration and Return Policy, “Addressing the challenge of irregular migration: the external dimension perspective” (Professors Damro & Schunz’s course)
    13 October 2016, Lutz GÜLLNER, Head of Unit – DG Trade – Communication, Information and Civil Society, “ Trade Policy in Discussion – What Next for CETA and TTIP?” (Professor Gstöhl’s course)
  • 7 October 2016, Steven EVERTS, Senior Adviser - EEAS, “European diplomacy and the EEAS: personal reflections” and  “The EU role in Asia” (Professor Hocking)
  • 4 October 2016, Leonard MIZZI, Head of Unit – DG Agriculture and Rural Development – Inter-institutional relations, “The EU at the crossroads in the Policy Making process: CAP and the external dimension” (Professors Damro & Schunz’s course)
  • 22 April 2016, Claus SORENSEN, Hors classe Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), “Le Sommet Humanitaire Mondial de 2016 : quels enjeux pour l’UE et quelle contribution?” (Professor Delphin’s course).
  • 15 April 2016, Wolfram VETTER, Deputy Head of Division GLOBAL 5 at the European External Action Service, “Future prospects for EU Joint Programming” (Professor Mackie’s course);
  • 14 April 2016, Frédéric MAURO, lawyer at the Bar of Paris and the Bar of Brussels, on the future of EU defence research (Professor Helly’s course);
  • 12 April 2016, Erwan FOUÉRÉ, former EUSR for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, “Examples of Peace Mediation in Conflict Resolution” (Professor Herrberg’s course);
  • 4 April 2016, Diego de OJEDA GARCIA PARDO, Representative to the Political & Security Committee, European Commission, “La Commission européenne et la gestion de crise au COPS” (Professor Herrberg’s course);
  • 15 March 2016, Professor Katja BIEDENKOPF, Assistant Professor for International Environmental Politics, “The EU and Global Chemicals Governance” (Professor Schunz’ course);
  • 11 March 2016, Andrew BOWER, Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) on the risk prevention activities of DG ECHO (Professor Schelhase’s course)
  • 9 March 2016, Pieter LEENKNEGT, Diplomat, Foreign Ministry of Belgium, “Comparing the EU’s role in the negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol and the Minamata Convention” (Professor Schunz’ course)
  • 19 February 2016, Alexandra EKKELENKAMP, Press Officer - Social Media, European council (Council Secretariat), “Social Media at the EU Institutions” (Professor Colomina’s course)
  • 4 February 2016, Miriam LEXMANN, Director, Brussels Office of the International Republican Institute, “Democracy Support from an 'on-the-ground' perspective” (Professor Youngs’ course)
  • 25 January 2016, Dr. Jasna JELISIĆ, Political Advisor to the EU Special Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Public Diplomacy and EU External Action: Strategising and Implementation”; 
  • 8 January 2016, Prof. HANS BRUYNINCKX, Executive Director, European Environment Agency, “Europe’s 2050 environment and climate ambitions: reinventing the economy of the 21st century” 

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