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The European External Action Service: Changing The Nature of Diplomacy or Old Wine in New Bottles?

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A conference at Europe House organised by the London School of Economics, and the Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust

Thursday 22 November and Friday 23 November 2012

Podcasts

The Chatham House rule applied during the conference. Podcast sessions have thus been edited to reflect sensitive issues.

 

Welcome

1. David Spence, LSE
2. Christine Dalby, European Commission Representation in London; Björn Kjellström, European Parliament Information Office in the UK
3. Canon Guy Wilkinson, WPCT

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Why we needed the EEAS and what still needs to be done

Robert Cooper, LSE, previously Counsellor to the High Representative
Chair and Respondent: Prof. Christopher Hill, Cambridge University

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EU diplomacy in a changing global diplomatic environment: does the EEAS change the nature of European Diplomacy?

Prof. Jozef Batora, Comenius University, Bratislava
Prof. Christian Lequesne, Sciences-Po, Paris
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Chair and Respondent: Prof. Mike Smith, Loughborough University

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The European External Action Service: practical problems and prospects

Cesare Onestini, Head, EEAS corporate board secretariat
Chair and Respondent: Prof. Richard Whitman, Kent University

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The EEAS and the Member States: cooperation or rivalry?

Rosa Balfour, European Policy Centre, Brussels
Hugo Shorter, Head of Europe Directorate-External, FCO

Chair and Respondent: Professor Iver Neumann, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics

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EU Diplomacy, competence and International Law: legal aspects of the new EU Diplomacy

Prof. Ramses Wessel, University of Twente

Chair David Spence

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The sociology /anthropology of European diplomacy: recruitment, training and staff perceptions in the EEAS

Dr. Karolina Pomorska, Cambridge University and Dr. Simon Duke EIPA, Maastricht

Chair and Respondent: Prof. Cris Shore, Auckland University, New Zealand

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The EU as a diplomatic actor: bilateral diplomacy pre- and post-Lisbon: the EU Delegations in Rwanda and the Congo

Bruno Hanses, Political Counsellor, EU Delegation, Kinshasa
Daniel Schaer, Political Counsellor, EU Delegation, Kigali

Chair and respondent: Prof. Brian Hocking, Loughborough University

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Multilateral diplomacy post Lisbon – the EU Delegations in Geneva and Vienna

Dr. Joelle Hivonnet, China Division, EEAS, former Head of UN section, EU Delegation to Geneva
Dr. Lars-Erik Lundin, Swedish National Defence College and former head of EU Delegation, Vienna

Chair and respondent: David Spence

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The EEAS: democratic control and the European Parliament

Charles Tannock, MEP, London European Conservatives and Reformists' Foreign Affairs Coordinator, Rapporteur for the Horn of Africa

Chair: Brian Crowe, UK Ambassador, former Director General for external and politico-military affairs, Council of Ministers

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Normative power Europe: the future of the EU diplomatic system

Prof. Steven Blockmans, University of Amsterdam and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
Dr. Dan Smith, Secretary-General, International Alert
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Chair: Tamara Takacs, Centre for the Law of External Relations, The Hague

Closing remarks
David Spence, LSE

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