Jean Monnet Lectures 2018
Jean Monnet Lectures
The EU, Its Eastern Partners and Russia
3 May 2018 (18h)
Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting is Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service since the end of 2015. He is a former Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York (October 2011-December 2015) and had also served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations. In 2009 and 2010 he represented Austria on the UN Security Council, and in November 2009 he was President of the Security Council. He was also one of the Vice-Presidents of the 66th UN General Assembly. Thomas Mayr-Harting joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1979. In the course of his career he has worked, inter alia, at the Austrian Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, the Austrian Embassy in Moscow, the Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister and as Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning. Between 2003 and 2008 Thomas Mayr-Harting served as Director General for Political Affairs in the Foreign Ministry of Austria. From 1999 to 2003 he was Austrian Ambassador to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO. Thomas Mayr-Harting studied law at the University of Vienna. He is also an alumnus of the College of Europe (Promotion Karl Renner). In 1978, he was awarded the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law.
Beyond the clash of new world orders?
17 May 2018 (18h)
FEUC - Sala Keynes
Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in the UK. He joined the School in 1987, was promoted to a professorship in 1996 and was Head of School between 2001 and 2007, and in 2010 he once again took over as Head of School until 2014. While completing his doctorate on Moscow politics during the Civil War (1918-21) he spent a year on a British Council scholarship at Moscow State University (1979-80), and then worked for two years in Moscow in the 'Mir' Science and Technology Publishing House. Before moving to Kent he lectured at the University of Essex and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prof. Sakwa is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham and since September 2002 a member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. He has published extensively on Russian politics.
European perspective on Humanitarianism: A Power Analytical Approach
12 November 2018 (14h30)
Nik Hynek studied political science and international relations at the Masaryk University, the University of Plymouth, and the University of Bradford where he received his research doctorate degree in Security Studies and International Politics (2011). Currently he holds the title of Associate Professor after he received his habilitation at the Comenius University in Bratislava in Theory of Politics (2013). Apart from the Department of International Relations, Charles University in Prague, he also works at the Metropolitan University Prague; in the past, he also worked at the Institute of International Relations in Prague where he founded and directed a research centre on security. He was a visiting research scholar at the Columbia University in New York and The London School of Economist and Political Science. Also, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development (Palgrave Macmillan).
Russia's New Assertive Foreign Policy From the Perspective of Scandinavian Countries
26 November 2018 (14h30)
Markku Kangaspuro is Research Director of the Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies in Helsinki and Professor at the University of Helsinki. His areas of expertise include Political history, especially the former Soviet Union and new Russia; political development of Russia; identities and nationalism; modernization and development problems. He has published widely in these subjects.