European Union Foreign Policy after Lisbon

 

A series of roundtables at the LSE, 2011-12

 

During the 2011-12 academic year, EFPU hosted a series of ten roundtables exploring the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU's foreign policy-making processes and its external influence. The series was funded by the EU's Jean Monnet Programme (Lifelong Learning).

If available, podcasts of each roundtable are posted below. Follow the series on the International Relations Department's blog|. See also 'European Union Foreign Policy after Lisbon: Five Lessons Learned from a Series of Roundtables'|, by Karen E. Smith.

Roundtable 1:

The Common Security and Defence Policy

17 November 2011, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 3.02

Speakers: Professor Jolyon Howorth (Yale University), Professor Anand Menon (University of Birmingham), and Nick Witney (European Council for Foreign Relations)

Moderator: Dr Spyros Economides, LSE

A podcast of this event is available here|. Apologies for the poor sound quality. Moritz Reinsch has also written a blog |on the event.

Roundtable 2:

The Role of Parliaments in EU Foreign Policy-making

6 December 2011, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 6.02

Speakers: Brendan Donnelly (Federal Trust; former MEP); Mike Gapes MP (former Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee), Lord Teverson (Chairman, Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development, House of Lords), Dr Wolfgang Wagner (VU University of Amsterdam)

Moderator: Professor Karen E. Smith, LSE

A podcast of this event is available here|. Moritz Reinsch has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 3:

EU Foreign Policy: The View from the Mediterranean

19 January 2012, 18.30-20.00, NAB 2.04

Speakers: Professor Atila Eralp (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), Professor Richard Gillespie (University of Liverpool), Dr Claire Spencer (Chatham House)

Moderator: Professor Karen E. Smith, LSE

A podcast of this event is available here|. Benedetta Voltolini has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 4:

The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood

2 February 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 2.02

Speakers: Professor Hiski Haukkala (University of Tampere, Finland), Dr Petr Kratochwil (Institute of International Relations, Prague), Dr Nicu Popescu (European Council on Foreign Relations), Professor Stefan Wolff (University of Birmingham)

Moderator: Dr Ulrich Sedelmeier, LSE

A podcast of this event is available here|. Madalina Dobrescu has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 5:

Influencing the EU Foreign Policy Process

21 February 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 2.02

Speakers: Chiara Biscaldi (Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group, Brussels), Heather Grabbe (Director, Open Society Institute, Brussels), Catherine Woollard (Executive Director, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Brussels)

Moderator: Professor Karen E. Smith, LSE

A podcast of this event is available here|. Apologies for the poor sound quality. Benedetta Voltolini has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 6:

The European External Action Service

15 March 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 3.02

Speakers: Professor Michael Smith (Loughborough University), Professor Sophie Vanhoonacker (University of Maastricht), Professor Richard Whitman (University of Kent)

Moderator: David Spence, Dinam Fellow, LSE

Monika Hellmeyer has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 7:

EU Foreign Policy: The View from the EU's Strategic Partners

30 April 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 2.02

Speakers: Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University, India), Dr Andrea Ribeiro-Hoffmann (University of Erfurt), Professor Derek Averre (University of Birmingham)

Moderator: Professor Christopher Hughes, LSE

Professor Derek Averre's presentation is available here|. Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya's presentation is availablehere|. Moritz Reinsch has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 8:

EU Foreign Policy: The View from Asia

1 May 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 2.02

Speakers: Professor Martin Holland (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (EU Centre, Singapore), Dr Michito Tsuruoka (National Institute for Defence Studies, Tokyo)

Moderator: Dr Spyros Economides, LSE

Professor Martin Holland's presentation is available here|. Dr Yeo Lay Hwee's presentation is available here| (and is also available on the International Relations Department's blog|). Moritz Reinsch has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 9:

EU Foreign Policy: The View from Africa

10 May 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room STC S.75

Speakers: Dr Marie Gibert (Nottingham Trent University), Professor Gerrit Olivier (University of Pretoria), Dr Daniela Sicurelli (University of Trento)

Moderator: Dr Tine van Criekinge, LSE

Dr Sicurelli's presentation is available here.| Professor Olivier's presentation is available here|. Moritz Reinsch has written a blog| on the event.

Roundtable 10:

EU-US Relations after the Lisbon Treaty

18 June 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room NAB 1.04

Speakers: Professor Erik Jones (SAIS Bologna Center), Professor Katie Verlin Laatikainen (Adelphi University); Professor John Peterson (University of Edinburgh)

Moderator: Professor Karen E Smith, LSE

Moritz Reinsch has written a blog| on the event.

 

The roundtable series was funded by the EU Commisson, Jean Monnet Programme, Lifelong Learning. Project number 200360-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-AJM-IC.

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