Newsletter January 2015

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The Future of European Geostrategy #EFSP14 Videos Now Online


The Institute for European Studies - VUB and Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations are delighted to announce that videos of their highly successful lecture series, The Future of European Geostrategy, are now online. Europe faces critical internal and external challenges. As a sound foundation to Europe’s international role, what can be said about the degree of internal cohesion? What is Europe’s longer-term response to crises in the East and the South? How is the transatlantic relationship evolving in light of these crises and the rise of China in the Far East? How should Europe view the “Arab Spring” and what is its response to the rise of ISIL? How can Europe simultaneously deal with threats on its neighbourhood and its global interests? How does Europe understand geopolitics and strategy today? These were just some of the questions that were raised during the Autumn Lecture Series jointly organised by the IES and Egmont. The lectures sought to enhance the thinking of European policy-makers in the realm of foreign, defence and security policy and strategy by inviting speakers from across Europe and father afield to stimulate the strategic debate in Brussels. Click on the individual videos online to watch the lectures.


IES in the Media

2 December - Sebastian Oberthür: Major New Plan Outlines a New Approach to Unlocking Global Climate Action in: Click Green

6 December - Tomas Wyns: Hernieuwbare energie: wanneer de grote doorbraak?
in: Radio1

14 December - Lisanne Groen: Witte rook op klimaatconferentie Lima in: De Redactie


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