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Upcoming events:

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Recent events: 

  • 8 March 2023: 

    Foreign Policy in the Digital Age: What to Expect

    co-hosted by the European Foreign Policy Unit and the Department of International Relations


    Sarah Bressan, Research Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin

    Dr Corneliu Bjola, Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies, University of Oxford

    Nicola Minasi, Director of the Crisis Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

    Chair: Dr Federica Bicchi, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, LSE and Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit.

    Is the increasing use of digital technologies in foreign policy fundamentally altering the way in which foreign policy is made and implemented? How are digital technologies contributing to reshape geopolitics? To what extent do digital technologies enhance international cooperation? Can they support multilateralism, or do they create new digital divides and even a new form of colonialism? Listen to a conversation between a practitioner, a think tanker and an academic to help us understand the future (and the present) of digital foreign policy.

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    Listen to the podcast

    Read the student event report coming soon

  • 8 December 2022: Book launch: A Green and Global Europe With Dr Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, and alumnus of LSE, Professor Robert Falkner, Professor of IR at LSE, and chaired by Dr Federica Bicci, Associate Professor of IR and Director of the EFPU.

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    Listen to the podcast (90 mins)
  • 5 September 2022: UK and Irish Foreign Policy: Aprés le Brexit, le Déluge With Bobby McDonagh, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Professor Brigid Laffan, Professor Juliet Kaarbo, and Dr Federica Bicchi. NEWDIP Rountable. Watch a recording of this event here
  • 22 March 2022 : British Foreign Policy: Are Times A-Changing? With Richard Whitman (University of Kent), Dr Kate Ferguson (Protection Approaches), Professor Ben Tonra (UCD), and Dr Federica Bicchi (LSE), NEWDIP online event. Watch a recording of this event here

Past events:


  • 30th of November 2021: The External Action of the European Union, EFPU Book launch - event with Nora Fisher Onar (University of San Francisco), Sieglinde Gstohl (College of Europe Bruges), Simon Schunz (College of Europe Bruges), Karen E. Smith (LSE), Federica Bicchi (LSE). 
  • 24th of March 2021: European States at the United Nations: New Horizons, NEWDIP event with Political Director Sonja Hyland, Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amb.Vincent Guérand, French Ambassador to Ireland; and Amb.Paul Johnston, British Ambassador to Ireland. Watch the video recording or listen to the podcast recording of the event. 


  • 7th of July 2020:  EU, WTO and regulatory cooperation post-Covid19, NORTIA roundtable with Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford & St. Anthony´s), Ignacio Garcia-Bercero (DG Trade & St. Anthony´s College, University of Oxford), and Alasdair Young (Georgia Tech).
  • 23rd of June 2020: How to organise your Phd and think about publishing, NORTIA professionalisation roundtable with Heidi Maurer (University of Bristol), Irina Petrova (University of Kent), Daniel Schade (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg), Ana Juncos (University of Bristol, associate editor Journal of European Integration), Richard Whitman (University of Kent, editor Journal of Common Market Studies).
  • 16th of June 2020:  Celebrating 50 years of European foreign policy scholarship: what classics to read? NORTIA Exchange with Richard Whitman (University of Kent), Maxine David (University of Leiden), Paula Lamoso (University of Vigo), Nele Ewers-Peters (University of Kent), Tony Haastrup (University of Stirling) and Ian Manners (University of Copenhagen).
  • 2nd of June 2020:  Covid-19, the EU and geopolitics, NORTIA roundtable with Federica Bicchi (LSE), Ben Tonra (UCD), Helene Sjursen (ARENA), Kolja Raube (KU Leuven), Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford).
  • 26th of May 2020: Does size matter? Foreign policy lessons from European responses to Covid19, NORTIA roundtable with Heidi Maurer (University of Bristol), Niels Willigen (University of Leuven), Oriol Costa (IBEI Barcelona), Magdalena Gora (Jagellonian University Krakow), and Tomas Weiss (Charles University Prague).
  • 19th of May 2020: Foreign Policy Research in times of Covid-19 Restrictions,NORTIA Webinar with Heidi Maurer (University of Bristol), Federica Bicchi (LSE), Carlos Bravo (IBEI Barcelona) and Marianna Lovato (UC Dublin).



  • 2nd of February 2018: The EU and UN Multilateralism, lecture by Prof Katie Verlin Laatikainen. This event was part of the EUN-NET Network - project. 

  • 15th of January 2018: How Brexit Contributes to the Collapse of Multilaterism, lecture by Prof Jan Wouters (Leuven University). A public event in the EUN-NET Network - series.


  • 15th of November 2017: Framing the EU's Global Strategy, brown-bag lunch seminar by LSE alumna Dr Nathalie Tocci (International Affairs Institute in Rome Italy). 

  • 12th of May 2017: Symposium in Honour of Professor Christopher Hill, symposium hosted by the LSE International Relations Department and the European Foreign Policy Unit. Read more about the symposium here


  • 9th of March 2016: Brexit and EU Foreign Policy: the view from other EU member states, roundtable with Ben Tonra, Stephen Keukeleire, Annegret Bendiek, Christian Lequesne and Petr Kratochvil. Read more about the roundtable here


  • 15th of December 2015: European Diplomatic Practices: Contemporary Challenges and Innovative Approaches, workshop organised by LSE Department of International Relations, European Foreign Policy Unit, and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Read more about the workshop here.
  • 27th of November 2015: Myanmar and the International Community, European Foreign Policy Unit chaired a session in the workshop that focused on the EU. Read more about EFPU's involvement here

  • 14th of May 2015: Are EU sanctions effective? Workshop organised by the European Foreign Policy Unit. Read more about the workshop here

  • 28th of January 2015: The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, workshop organised by the LSE International Relations Department, European Foreign Policy Unit, and the Vesalius College Brussels. Read more about the workshop and watch video recordings of the talks here.