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

  • 23 April 2015, Andrew BOWER, Policy Officer, Policy and Implementation Frameworks Unit, Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, European Commission "Managing Risk: the EU and Disaster Risk Management" (Prof. Schelhase's course)
  • 22 April 2015, Madeline GARLICK, Head of the Policy and Legal Support Unit, Bureau for Europe of the Office of the United Nations, High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR and Guest Researcher, Centre for Migration, Lax, Radboud University, Nijmegen "The EU and International Protection" (Prof. Guild's course)
  • 17 April 2015, Gustavo MARTIN-PRADA, Director for EU Development Policy and International Cooperation in DG DEVCO "The EU Impact on the UN Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda" (Prof. Mackie's course)
  • 23 March 2015, Francesco CONTESSO, DG EcFin Advisor for International Economic and Financial Relations, and Global Governance, European Commission "EMU External Representation,  particularly at IMF and G-20" (Prof. Van Schaik's course)
  • 20 March 2015, H.E. Fuad ISGANDAROV, Head of the Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the European Union "Azerbaijan and the European Neighbourhood Policy"
  • 24 February 2015, S. CARRERA, Senior Research Fellow and head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme, the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels "Actors in the AFSJ" (Prof. Bigo's course)
  • 23 February 2015, Holger OSTERRIEDER, Policy Advisor, Conflict Prevention, Peace-Building and Mediation Instruments Division, European External Action Service "The EU and Mediation" (Prof. Herrberg's course)
  • 18 February 2015, Jean-Yves HAINE, Science politique, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III "Does Europe still Need NATO?" (Prof. Sheetz' course)
  • 14 February 2015, Alexandra EKKELENKAMP, Press Officer for Social Media, Council of the EU "The EU through the Lenses of Social Media, How to use the New Ways of Communication as a Foreign Policy Tool" (Prof. Colomina Salo's course)
  • 2 February 2015, Thomas ECKERT, Représentant adjoint à la CPS. Représentation permanente de la République fédérale d’Allemagne auprès de l’Union européenne, “La vie du COPS aujourd’hui : tendances et actualité des politiques de sécurité et défense de l’Union européenne vues par un practicien”. (Prof. Helly's course)
  • 10 November 2014, Leonard MIZZI, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development; Unit A3- ACP, FAO, UN, G8/G20, “EU Agricultural Policy and its External Dimension” (Prof. Damro’s course)

  • 10 November 2014, Jeffery PIPER, Commission Officer, DG Energy , International Relations and Enlargement, “EU Energy Policy and its External Dimension” (Prof. Damro’s course)

  • 5 November 2014, Jean CONSTANTINESCO, Officer, Crisis Response and operational coordination department (EEAS), “The EU’s comprehensive approach to crises” (Prof Keukeleire’s course)
  • 22 October 2014, George CUNNINGHAM, Deputy Head of Division for China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Mongolia in the EEAS, Brussels, “The EU as a Diplomatic actor and diplomatic career paths” (Prof. Hocking’s course)
  • 30 September 2014, Ambassador Angelos PANGRATIS, EU Mission to WTO, Geneva, "WTO and Multilateral Trade Negotiation: A period of Profound Transition" (Prof Gstöhl’s course)
  • 5 March 2014, Tobias FLESSENKEMPER, Centre international de formation européenne, “The EU’s CSDP missions in the Balkans” (Prof. Helly’s course)
  • 12 February 2014, Tressia HOBEIKA, European Parliament Office for the Promotion of Parliamentary Democracy, “Lebanon and the Syrian Crisis” (Prof. Youngs’ course);
  • 10 February 2014, Jeremy LESTER, EEAS- Special Advisor, Africa Department, “The EU’s military and civilian missions in Africa” (Prof. Helly’s course)
  • 22 January 2014, Prof. Bilyana MARTINOVSKI, Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and visiting scholar at the College of Europe (January- February 2014), “Emotion in Negotiation and Interactive Technology”














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