Upcoming Events

2 Mar 2020 - 17:00
Join us on 2 and 4 March at 17h for the Live Streaming on our Advanced Master programmes. Learn more about our programmes, connect with our current students and ask all your questions!
10 Mar 2020 - 10:30       Conference
The signature of a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between Japan and the European Union (EU) on 17 July 2018 in Tokyo has set the foundations for a stronger security relationship between the two parties. As Brussels and Tokyo seek to capitalise on their SPA, maritime security in the Indian Ocean offers an invaluable opportunity to deepen their strategic ties.  Why maritime security in the Indian Ocean? The maritime domain is the artery of global trade; the glue that holds together the rules-based international economic and political order. Its security is therefore of upmost importance to Japan and the EU, whose economies are highly dependent on external trade and whose politics are deeply invested in the preservation of a rules-based international order. And the Indian Ocean region becomes particularly important in the context of EU-Japan security cooperation, for it is where the EU’s “extended neighbourhood” meets Japan’s concept of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). More broadly, the Indian Ocean lies at the crossroads of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Japan’s vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, the grand strategies of India or the United States, and the EU’s own connectivity vision. As such, we see a number of visions of world order that center on the Indian Ocean region which are partly competing and partly complementary. Arguably, this is the one region where most relevant world powers meet more directly, and where the battle for the soul of the international system is being largely fought.
24 Mar 2020 - 10:00
Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and, from 2018 to 2019, he was Deputy Minister and Minister of Education, University and Research in Italy. His decision to make sustainable development education mandatory in schools at all levels made headlines around the world, as Italy became the first country globally to do so. Prof. Fioramonti's books are translated in several languages and his articles have appeared, among others, in The New York Times, Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. 
27 May 2020 - 08:00
The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (#EUIA20) conference invites paper abstracts and panel proposals. It will be the seventh edition of the EUIA conference, focusing on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’.