The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Podcast Episode 9: Heidi Maurer and Sophie Vériter on the Future of Diplomacy in Europe In this episdoe, Sophie (Leiden University) and I talked about our recent contributions to the special issue “Diplomacy and COVID-19” in the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. We explain why you should read our articles, we synthesizeContinue reading “The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast”

Encompass opinion: The EU’s Political and Security Committee: still in the shadows but no longer governing?

In this Encompass opinion piece Nick Wright and I synthesize our research findings about the impact about the institutional Lisbon Treaty changes on the involvment of member states in European foreign policy-making. see https://encompass-europe.com/comment/the-eus-political-and-security-committee-still-in-the-shadows-but-no-longer-governing Reflecting on our reserach which has just been published: Maurer H., & Wright, N. (2020). Still governing in the shadows? MemberContinue reading “Encompass opinion: The EU’s Political and Security Committee: still in the shadows but no longer governing?”

new article: New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions

Now online in OPEN ACCESS: Maurer, H., & Wright, N. (2020). A New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(4), 556-568. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/1871191X-BJA10039 Summary Can diplomacy work without physical presence? International relations scholars consider the European Union (EU) the most institutionalised case ofContinue reading “new article: New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions”

Reflecting on Public Diplomacy & Soft Power

On 25 June 2020, Prof Natalia Chaban from the University of Canterbury (NZ) invited me to share my thoughts for her course on public diplomacy. In 20 minutes I reflect on the questions by Prof Chaban and talk about the relevance of researching diplomacy, how the concept of “soft power” relates to public diplomacy, andContinue reading “Reflecting on Public Diplomacy & Soft Power”

NEXTEUK conference: the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on teaching

In my short introduction to this roudtable about the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on teaching I share the following observations: Like any change, Brexit and Covid-19 can be perceived as threat and disruptive or as enriching opportunity Both, Brexit and Covid-19, pull politics to the surface in all kinds of areas. For teaching inContinue reading “NEXTEUK conference: the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on teaching”