Event: Coping with Globalisation – Past and Present External Challenges Facing the EU

This Thursday, the 11th of November, a combined EUhub/UGlobe/RENFORCE event will take place, during which the building block project “EU Trade and Values” will be discussed.

This event organized by the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges and the IOS Platform on EU Politics and Policy aims at developing a better eye for the global aspects of EU politics and policy-making. Utrecht University (UU) has a strong record when it comes to producing impactful studies on the internal dynamics of the EU and questions of agenda-setting, policy-making and legitimacy. Yet, are we taking sufficient notice of the global dimensions of our subject matter?

In his keynote lecture “Lonesome Rider? The History of European Integration in a (More) Global Perspective”, Kiran Klaus Patel – Jean Monnet Professor of European and Global History at Maastricht University – will plea for a less EU-centric form of studying the past and present of European integration. More specifically, he will scrutinize the ways in which the interconnections with other international organisations have energized, complemented or rivalled the efforts of the European Communities/EU. This approach allows for a reassessment of the alleged sui generis character of European integration. This lecture is open to all interested scholars and students.

The lecture will be followed by a roundtable on the global dimensions of EU trade policy.  Participants will include scholars from the UU and other universities in the Netherlands and abroad as well as external partners. The roundtable is open to interested scholars and practitioners.

Find the full program by clicking here!