On 12 September (17.00 – 20.00) the Global Governance Institute (GGI), in cooperation with Vesalius College Brussels will organise EPSS Conference and Public Launch of the EPSS Lectures Series 2014.
The conference, which is sponsored by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), will focus on the theme of ‘Europe’s Return to United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Ahead’.
Venue: Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Attendance is free, but please register HERE
For further information, please contact Giulia Tercovich at gtercovich[@]globalgovernance.eu.
Welcome Remarks: Svitlana Kobzar, Academic Director, European Peace & Security Studies Programme, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Facilitator: Joachim Koops, Director of the Global Governance Institute and Dean of Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
‘The French Perspective on Peacekeeping’
Alexandra Novosseloff, Research associate at the Centre Thucydide and Senior Policy Adviser at the Strategic and Policy Department of the French Defense Ministry and GGI Senior Expert
‘The UN Perspective on Europe’s Return to UN Peacekeeping’
Rory Keane, Head of the UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security, Brussels
‘The CSDP-UN Action Plan and the EU’s support to UN peacekeeping’
Helena Boguslawska, Deputy Head CSDP Policy, EEAS
Interventions and open Discussions by CRN Members and Public, Attending Network Members:
Isabelle Balot, Global Governance Institute
Cedric De Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway
Markus Gauster, Institute For Peace Support And Conflict Management (IFK), Austria
Ray Murphy, University of Galway, Ireland
Tobias Pietz, German Centre for Peace Operations, ZIF
Cecilia Hull Wiklund, Swedish Defence Research Agency FOI
Niels Van Willigen, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
Peter Viggo Jakobsen, Institute for Strategy Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen
Robert Zuber, Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict, New York, USA
Europe’s Return to United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Ahead examines the core obstacles, prospects and ways ahead for a select pool of European countries that are curren...More about this project