Events

Prof Florian Trauner frequently organises events in the context of the EXPAND Jean Monnet Chair. Below is an overview of both upcoming and past events. Some have a direct link to the Chair's topic of EU Justice and Home Affairs, others are more indirectly linked because of their substantial educational component, or because they provide valuable output (e.g. on topics such as radicalisation or migration and minorities) that reinforces the activities of the EXACT Chair.

High Level Lecture Series on European and World Politics: Academic Year 2021/2022
1st SEMESTER
Understanding Contemporary Democratization Processes in Africa: is the democratic change in The Gambia standing for a wider dynamic?

Date: October 12th (18-20 o’clock)

Speakers: Mr Corrado Pampaloni (EU Ambassador to the Gambia), Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow (The Gambia Truth Reconciliation and Repatriation Commission), Muhammed Lenn (University of the Gambia)

Info & registration: Brussels School of Governance Events Website

Avenues of Cooperation between the EU and Turkey in the Area of Migration

Date: October 15th (10-12 o’clock)

Speakers: Panel Debate including Ambassador Selim Kuneralp

Info & registration: Brussels School of Governance Events Website

Macroeconomic policy coordination in the EU and the recovery and resilience facility

Date: October 25nd (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker: Steven Engels (European Commission)

Info: Follow the lecture via this Teams-link.

The Struggle Against Racism I

Date: November 23rd (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker: Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)

Note: In cooperation with the VUB’s ‘Redelijk Eigenzinnig’ Programme,

Registration: redelijk.eigenzinnig@vub.be

Info: Redelijk Eigenzinnig – Reason and Engage

The Struggle Against Racism II

Date: December 9th (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker: Philomena Essed (Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio)

Note: In cooperation with the VUB’s ‘Redelijk Eigenzinnig’ Programme,

Registration: redelijk.eigenzinnig@vub.be

Info: Redelijk Eigenzinnig – Reason and Engage

2nd SEMESTER
Decolonising (international) solidarity

Date: February 22nd 2022 (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker: Olivia Rutazibwa, London School of Economics

Note: In cooperation with the VUB’s ‘Redelijk Eigenzinnig’ Programme

Info & registration: Redelijk Eigenzinnig

(Re)Thinking Europe’s ‘migration crisis’ through the lens of the vernacular

Date: March 9th 2022 (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker: Prof. Nick Vaughan Williams, University of Warwick, UK

Info & registration: BIRMM Events Website

Repertoires of Migration Governance in the European Union

Date: March 23rd 2022 (18-20 o’clock)

Speaker:  Prof. Andrew Geddes, EUI

Info & registration: BIRMM Events Website

A Westphalian moment in the Middle East?

Date: April 26th 2022 (15-17 o’clock)

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Holslag (VUB)

Speakers: Andy Detaille (Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Jorn de Cock (Journalist at De Standaard)

Info & registration: VUB Events Website

Born in Blackness Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to today

Date: May 30th 2022 (19-21 o’clock)

Speaker: Howard French, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Info & registration: VUB Events Website



High Level Lecture Series on European and World Politics: Videos of former debates

Please also check the website of the “European Union in International Affairs” (#EUIA21) conference chaired by Prof. Florian Trauner. Organized by five academic institutions (VUB, ULB, UNU-CRIS, Egmont Institute and the University of Warwick), #EUIA21 will constitute a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs.