Europaeum lectures covered refugees, Brexit, leadership and humanitarianism

Keynote lectures in 2016

There were four keynote lectures last year, covering the crisis of refugees & migrants at Europe’s Door, given by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law, in Bologna; on whether Brexit might mean the end of the EU, given by Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor of Die Zeit and Fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University; on Humanitarian Economics, given in Oxford by Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva; and on the leadership of Winston Churchill given by Professor Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College. Please read the report on these here.

Europaeum seminar: Policy-making in Brussels

The Europaeum is organising its tenth annual seminar on Policy-Making inside Europe ? in Brussels from march 6-8th. This three-day programme of talks, with discussions, interviews, and special visits from top European policy-makers in Brussels, is again being organised with our associate member the Institute of Political Studies, Catholica University of Portugal (IEP-UCP). The event will start on Monday 6th March, and include visits to a Permanent Representation to the EU and the European Parliament, working group discussions and lunches, and a gala dinner in the European Parliament special guest dining room. The Europaeum has 10 places available for graduates and postgraduates from member universities. Please send an application letter and CV, with a supporting recommendation from your Tutor/Supervisor confirming that you may take this time out from your course, to the Europaeum office. Deadline for applications is mid-January 2017. Please see the poster here.

Prague Workshop: Crisis in European Values?

What does it mean to be a “good” European ? The question recurs as Europe grapples with a series of simultaneous crises – refugees, multi-culturalism, uneven economic development, and bailing out neighbours at a time of low economic growth. On top of these comes the new politics of Post-Truth, of prejudice, and the rise of populism, nationalism and jingoism. Do we respond with walls OR Willkommenskultur ? These are tests for each of us – and for communities, regions, and nations. Our next three-day graduate workshop, planned for late February next year, will explore these important questions. The workshop will be held in Prague, hosted with our partners from Charles University. “If you are interested in participating in Post-Truth, Populism, and Prejudice: Europe’s Values in Crisis, please send an application as soon as you can (with a CV, a letter of application, a reference, and a suggestion for a possible paper) to the Europaeum office (see the Poster here.) Our keynote speaker will be Raymond Plant, formerly Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, who has written several books on political philosophy..