Evidence on “Global Britain – FCO Skills”

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In July 2018, I was providing written evidence to the Global Britain: FCO skills inquiry of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons – see my contribution here.

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Cambridge Immerse Global Leadership Seminar: Assessing a more interest-driven Europe in an increasingly insecure world

On 5 July 2018, I was providing a one-day training for 17-18 students in the framework of the Cambridge Immerse Global Leadership Summer School. In 2 x 2h sessions we were investigating the EU´s changing role in the world, after identifying key concepts such as “foreign policy”, “successful foreign policy”, “effectiveness etc. We also investigated the current EU global strategy in terms of how well it meets what students think are the most pressing issues of the next decades for European foreign policy. What creative and engaging minds!

In preparation I asked students about their views on foreign policy. The task sheet can be downloaded here.

Representing the European interest abroad – Research Seminar at Webster University Vienna (4 May 2018).

Representing the European interest abroad: the role of the EU Delegations and EU member states embassies. Research Seminar at Webster University Vienna.Continue reading “Representing the European interest abroad – Research Seminar at Webster University Vienna (4 May 2018).”

European protests, populism, right-wing trends – and the role of cultural diplomacy in all of that

On 9 April 2018 I was pleased to participate in a roundtable “Cultural Diplomacy in Times of Political Ferment” organized by Dr. Mai´a Cross at Northeastern University. As my fellow panelists could draw on their rich empirical experience as diplomats, I was Continue reading “European protests, populism, right-wing trends – and the role of cultural diplomacy in all of that”