Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops
Joachim A. Koops is Research Professor (with ZAP mandate) and Senior Associate Researcher for European Foreign and Security Policy. He is also Associate Professor of Political Science / Head of Department of International Affairs and Course Director of the Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management and the European Peace and Security Studies (EPSS) Programme at Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Joachim's research interests include the European Union as an international actor and 'Integrative Power', the theory and practice of (effective) multilateralism and global governance, inter-organizational cooperation and rivalry (with special focus on NATO, the EU, United Nations and African Union) as well as crisis management, peacekeeping and peacebuilding (including the Responsibility to Protect / Rebuild).
Current research projects include United Nations Peacekeeping, the European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, the EU’s cooperation with NATO and the United Nations, theories of cooperation and rivalry among major international organisations and lessons learned from the UN Peacebuilding Commission and the Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG) for UN Peacekeeping.
At the IES, Joachim Koops focuses on EU Diplomacy, the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), effective multilateralism and the European Union as an Inter-organizational Actor.
He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford (UK), an MSc in European Politics, Economics and Law from the University of Turku (Finland), the Postgraduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination in English and European Law from Oxford Brookes University, the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, University of Oxford and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Kiel (Germany).
- Command and Control in Peacekeeping and Crisis Management: A comparative Analysis of UN, EU and NATO Approaches - Funded by the French Ministry of Defence (November 2012- December 2013)
- Inter-organizational Relations in World Politics (with Rafael Biermann, University of Jena, Germany). January 2012 - December 2014.
Deepening the EU’s Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Funded by the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) 124,000 Euros. In Partnership with FRIDE and the Gulf Research Centre (January 2012- December 2013)
The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes and Performance, in cooperation with the Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Interdisciplinary research project, involving lecture series and contributions from academic and policy-oriented partners. Output: Lecture Series and Edited Volume (to be published with PalgraveMacMillan) (December 2009-August 2012)
The EU as a Global Actor in the UN Reform Process - In cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome and with a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation; The Project focused on a comprehensive analysis of the EU’s role in the UN Reform process in the fields of Military Crisis Management, Peacebuilding and Human Rights (August 2007-August 2010)
10 Years of SHIRBRIG: Past Lessons and Future Potentials of the United Nations Standby High Readiness Brigade. - Funded by the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt: Abteilung für Vereinte Nationen und Globale Fragen). Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher. (May 2007-January 2008)
IES Workshops/Conferences Convened:
European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) Senior Guest Lecture Series, organized every Fall Semester, including speakers and senior officals from the EU, NATO and UN as well as members of the EPSS Academic Advisory Council.
Fighting Corruption in the Defence Sector: Strengthening Civil Society and Legislative Oversight, (co-organized with Transparency International), Civil Society Workshop, 18 September 2013. More information.
The European Union and Africa: from Eurafrique to Afro-Europa, (co-organized with the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Pretoria, South Africa), Brussels, 28 June 2013. More information.
The European Union and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: From Ratification to Global Implementation, Conference, (in cooperation with the European Parliament, Global Action to Prevent War and Global Governance Institute), 4 June 2013, European Parliament.
Training Week and Young Leader Conference: Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Understandings, Exchanges and Relations among Young Leaders (co-organized with the Gulf Research Centre in cooperation with the European Commission and European Parliament), 8 - 13 September 2013, Brussels. More information.
Promoting an EU-GCC Dialogue on Foreign Policy Issues, (in cooperation with Qatar University, the Gulf Research Centre and the Global Governance Institute), Qatar University, Doha, 29 - 30 April 2013. More information
The European Union and the United Nations: Strengthening Partnership and Improving Effectiveness in Peacebuilding, Expert Workshop & Afternoon Conference, (in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute and Vesalius College), 25 March 2013. More info.
St Malo’s impetus for European Security and Defence: Much Ado about Nothing?!, (in cooperation with the University of Cambridge), co-convened with Dr. Geoffrey Edwards, Prof. Anand Menon, Hubertus Juergenliemk, 7-8 December 2012, University of Cambridge. More info.
'Inter-organizationalism in International Relations: Theories and Cases', international expert workshop (five panels, 22 paper-givers) exploring how, why and to what effect international organizations cooperate in the field of trade, peace & security, human rights and environmental regulation. Institute for European Studies (in cooperation with Vesalius College and the Global Governance Institute), 27-28 January 2012. More information.
IES Policy Forum: (co-organized with Gjovalin Macaj) Recalibrating the European Neighbourhood Policy:Whither EU Diplomacy Towards the EU's 'Southern Mediterranean'? More Information.
IES Spring Lecture Series 2011 (co-organized with Gjovalin Macaj):
The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes and Performance. More information.
IES Spring Lecture Series 2012 (co-organized with Mathias Holvoet and Medlir Mema):
The International Criminal Court's Second Decade: Quo Vadis? (in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute) More information.
EUIA Conference 2012 - Panel Convenor: 'Assessing European and American approaches to cybergovernance', 5 May 2012, Brussels.
EUIA Conference 2012 - Panel Convenor: 'The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes and Performance I + II', 5 May 2012, Brussels (co-organized with Gjovalin Macaj).
6th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics (ECPR) - Panel Convenor: 'The EU and Interorganisational Relations I + II' (two panels co-organized with Hanna Ojanen), 13-15 September 2012, Tampere.
Training Course for Academics from the Gulf: 'Understanding the Institutions and Policies of the EU and EU-Gulf Cooperation Councl Relations', GGI & IES,17-21 September 2012, Brussels (co-organized with Georgios Terzis and Jamal Shahin).
Advisor of the Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (DPKO / DPA) - advising on strengthening inter-organizational cooperation and coordination between the UN, NATO and EU. May 2012 - June 2013.
Advisor, Office of the Head of the Partnerships Team, Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York. July - August 2012.
Lessons Learned Advisor of the Chief of Staff of the Standby High Readiness Brigade for
United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), Hovelte, Denmark (Advising the Chief of Staff and the
Permanent Planning Element on the Lessons Learned Process and Evaluation of its 13 years of activities), November 2008 - July 2009.
Expert and Evaluator for the Ethics Review Committee of the European Commission,
DG Research & Innovation (7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development).
Scientific Evaluator, Proposals in the field of "Security" and "International Cooperation", European Commission, DG Research & Innovation (7th Framework Programm for Research and Technological Development)
Appointed Member of the Expert Working Group on 'Dual Use and Misuse of Scientific Research in the field of Security', European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Ethics Unit.
Invited Expert on "EU Support to United Nations and African Union Peacekeeping" Security and Defence Sub-Committee (SEDE) of the European Parliament, September 2013.
Invited Expert on "The European Union and Security Sector Reform", SEDE, European Parliament November 2012.
Invited Expert on "Responsibility to Protect", Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, March 2012.
In preparation / Forthcoming:
Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy and Paul D. Williams (eds.) Oxford Handbook on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (to be published in 2014).
Joachim A. Koops and Gjovalin Macaj (eds.) The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, PalgraveMacMillan (to be published in 2014).
Rafael Biermann and Joachim A. Koops (eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations, PalgraveMacMillan (under contract and in preparation).
Daniel Fiott, Joachim A. Koops and Robert Zuber (eds.) Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar Approach: Legitimacy and Effectiveness, PalgraveMacMillan (under contract and in preparation).
Joachim A. Koops and Christof Tatschl, SHIRBRIG and the Project of a United Nations Army: Successes, Failures, Lessons Learned, Baden-Baden: NOMOS Publishers (forthcoming, 2014).
'Assessing the EU's Joint Communication on the Comprehensive Approach: Implications for EU Crisis Response and Conflict Prevention', GGI Briefing Paper, December 2013, Brussels: Global Governance Institute. Read it here.
'Inter-organizational Approaches', in Knud Erik Jørgensen and Katie V. Laatikainen (eds.) Europe and International Institutions: Performance, Policies, Power, London: Routledge Handbook Series, 2013.More information.
'Providing for Peacekeeping: Contributor Profile of Belgium', New York: International Peace Institute, available online (with Edith Drieskens), 2 October 2012.
'The European Union's Relations with Core International Organizations: The Track-Record So Far'
in Joaquin Roy (ed.) (2012) The State of the Union(s): The Eurozone Crisis, Comparative Regional Integration and the EU Model, Miami: Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, pp. 117 - 129. You can read it here.
Daniel Fiott, Robert Zuber and Joachim Koops (eds.) (2012) Operationalising the Responsibility to Protect: Contributions to the Third Pillar Approach, Brussels: Madariaga Foundation, Global Governance Institute, Global Action to Prevent War & International Coalition for RtoP.
'Peace Operations Partnerships: Assessing Cooperation Mechanisms between Secretariats', ZIF Policy Briefing, March 2012, Berlin: Centre for International Peace Operations. Available online at the Website of the Center on International Cooperation,or here.
'Syria: A Responsibility to Protect? The Just Case vs. the Valid Case', Strategic Snapshot No. 5, Group on Grand Strategy, 2012, available online, here.
'NATO's Influence on the Evolution of the European Union as a Security Actor', in Oriol Costa and Knud Erik Jørgensen (eds.) (2012) The Influence of International Institutions on the European Union, Basingstoke: PalgraveMacMillan. Browse the book and chapter on Google Books here.
Inconvenient Multilateralism: The Challenges of the EU as a Player in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Jan Wetzel (ed.) (2011) The EU as a Global Player in Human Rights, London: Routledge, pp. 71 - 86 (with Gjovalin Macaj). Click here for more information.
Das Ende der Multinationalen UN-Eingreiftruppe (SHIRBRIG): Hintergruende, Lehren und Konsequenzen,in Vereinte Nationen / German Review of the United Nations, 01/2011.
Unstrategic Partners: NATO and the European Union’, in Werner Kremp and Berthold Meyer (eds.) (2010) Entangling Alliance: 60 Jahre NATO. Geschichte, Gegenwart, Zukunft, Trier: Wissenschaftsverlag. Read it here.
The European Union and NATO: Shrewd Interorganizationalism in the Making?, in Knud Erik Jørgensen (ed.) The European Union and International Organizations, London: Routledge, 2009 (with Johannes Varwick).Browse through it on Google Books.
Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs (Editor). Read it here.
Introduction, in Joachim A. Koops (ed.) Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs, 2009.
Effective Inter-organizationalism? Lessons Learned from the Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), in Joachim A. Koops (ed.) Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs, 2009.
SHIRBRIG Lessons Learned Report, Copenhagen: Danish Ministry of Defence, July 2009 (in cooperation with the SHIRBRIG Planning Element).
Towards Effective and Integrative Inter-organisationalism’, in Kathrin Brockmann, Hans Bastian Hauck and Stuart Reigeluth (eds.) From Conflict to Regional Stability: Linking Security and Development, Berlin: Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik 2008. Read it here.
Ten Years of SHIRBRIG: Lessons Learned, Development Prospects and Strategic Opportunities for Germany, GPPi Research Paper No. 11, Berlin: Global Public Policy Institute, 2008. (with Johannes. Varwick) Read it here.
Norge bør støtte unik FN-Brigade (Norway should support unique UN-Brigade), OCGG Security Recommendation No .7, Oxford: Oxford Council on Good Governance, November 2008, (with Andre Nilsen).
UN SHIRBRIG and EU Battlegroups, OCGG Security Recommendation No.6, Oxford: Oxford Council on Good Governance, December 2007. Read it here.
Exporting Stability or Importing Instability? The European Union at the Crossroads’, (in Johannes Varwick / Kai-Olaf Lang (eds.) European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy towards the New Neighbours, Opladen/Farmington Hills: Budrich Publishers. (with Johannes Varwick) Read it here.
"The Future of NATO-EU Relations: Legitimacy Through Action" invited Keynote Speech at the NATO-EU Annual Staff Roundtable, Prince Albert Club, Brussels, 28 November 2013. More information.
"The European Union and United Nations in Peacekeeping: Achievements, Lessons and Challenges Ahead", presented at the Expert Workshop “Partnering in peace operations: current developments and lessons learned in EU-UN cooperation” co-organized by the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the German Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Brussels, 13 November 2013. More information
"Transatlantic Security Governance: Inter-organizational, Transparency and Information-Sharing Aspects", background paper and presentation for the AGORA Forum 'Evolutions in the Transatlantic Relationship within a Multipolar World', IEE-ULB, Brussels, 22 October 2013. More information here.
"EU Simulations and Policy-Oriented Learning: Lessons from EU Policy-Advice Senior Seminars", paper presented at the Teaching Conference EU Simulations: Scholarly Reflection and Research on an Innovative Teaching Methodology’, 27-28th September 2013, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (co-written with Giulia Tercovich and Caterina Carta).
"10 Years of EU-UN Cooperation in Peacekeeping: Unlocking the Partnership's Full Potential", invited briefing of the Security and Defence Sub-Committee of the European Parliament (Public Hearing on "EU Support to United Nations And African Union Peacekeeping Operations"), 25 September 2013. You can find a Summary here.
"Caught in Transformation: The EU's Relationship with NATO and the OSCE" (co-written with Niels van Willigen), Paper for the 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Warsaw, 19-22 September 2013.
"Implications of Transparency for Global Security Governance: Between European and Global Approaches", presented at Fighting Corruption in the Defence Sector: Strengthening Civil Society and Legislative Oversight, (co-organized with Transparency International), Civil Society Workshop, 18 September 2013.
"Promoting EU-GCC Approaches to Global Governance: The Youth Dimension", Lecture at Training Week and Young Leader Conference: Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Understandings, Exchanges and Relations among Young Leaders (co-organized with the Gulf Research Centre in cooperation with the European Commission and European Parliament), 9 September 2013, Brussels.
"Ethics and Innovation in the Field of Security Research", presented at the European Commission Training Course on "Research Ethics and Innovation", DG Research & Innovation, 20 June 2013.
'The European Union and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: What the EU can do for effective global implementation', presentation at the Conference 'The European Union and the UN Arms Trade Treaty: From Ratification to Global Implementation, European Parliament, 4 June 2013.
'Security Sector Reform and the Rule of Law: Between European and Global Approaches', Lecture at the European Security and Defence College / DEVCO Training Course on Fragility, Security and Development in th econtext of EU External Action, Brussels, 29 May 2013.
'The European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council: Options for enhanced Cooperation in promoting Global Governance', paper presented at the Conference "Promoting a Foreign Policy Dialogue between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council", 29-30 April, Doha, Qatar.
'United Nations Peacekeeping and the Europeans: A new Dawn?', Lecture at the Belgian International Military Staff Course, Belgian Royal Millitary Academy, Brussels, 26 February 2013.
'After Afghanistan: Preparing for Europe's "Return" to United Nations Peacekeeping?', presentation at the REPI Seminar Series, ULB Brussels, 31 January 2013.
'Partners in CSDP? The EU's Relations with International Organizations', presented at the international workshop St Malo’s impetus for European Security and Defence: Much Ado about Nothing?!, University of Cambridge, 8 December 2012.
'Peacekeeping Partnerships', 27th International Training Course in Security Policy (ITC), Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), 11 December 2012
'The EU's Promotion of Effective Multilateralism and Opportunities for EU-Japan Cooperation in Global Security Governance', presented at the 15th Japan-EU Conference, Brussels, 26 November 2012.
'Quo Vadis United Nations Peacekeeping? Challenges and Prospects beyond 2014', presented to Visiting Faculty of the University of Illinois, Brussels, 15 October 2012.
'Towards Coherence in Global Governance? Evaluating the EU's Relations with NATO and the United Nations', presentation at the EXACT PhD Network School, University of Cologne, 21 September 2012.
'The European Union and Global Governance', presentation at the High-Level Training Course "Deepening Understanding and Relations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council", Global Governance Institute, Brussels, 20 September 2012 (co-presented with Hubertus Juergenliemk).
'The Limits of its Integrative Power? A Critical Assessment of the EU's Response to the Arab Spring', paper presented at the 6th ECPR Pan-European Conference, Tampere, 13-15 September 2012.
'Theorizing the European Union's Inter-organizational Relations', paper presented at the 6th ECPR Pan-European Conference, Tampere, 13-15 September 2012.
'Institutional Peace Architectures: Integration and Partnerships', presentation at the 13th Swiss Peacebuilding Training Course for Civilian Peacebuilders, Stans: Switzerland, 31 August 2012.
'Assessing the European Union as an Inter-organizational Actor: From Policy-oriented Analysis to Theory-Guided Research' Paper presented at the Expert Workshop “The EU in International Organisations Across Time: Structure, Commitment and Consistency” GREEN Scientific Workshop, ULB, 18 & 19 June 2012. Read it here.
'Operationalizing the Protection of Civilians in the UN and NATO', paper presented at the Authors Workshop Norms and Practice of Humanitarian Interventions: Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect, Konstanz, 15 - 16 June 2012 (with Philipp Rotmann, GPPi).
'Negative Identification and Differentiation among International Organizations: NATO as the European Union's 'Other'', paper presented at the conference 'Enmity in International Relations, REPI, Universite de Libre Bruxelles, 8-9 June 2012.
'New Hopes for a Strategic Partnership? Assessing EU-NATO Cooperation in the field of Cyber-Security', paper prepared for the 3rd EU in International Affairs Conference, Brussels, 5 May 2012.
'Air strikes or talking - how to deal with Iran?', The Network, Euronews, 20 March 2012. The recorded show can also be accessed on-line here.
'The Responsibility to Protect: Criteria and Conditions for the Valid and Just Case', Briefing of the Members of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, Brussels, 8 March 2012. You can watch a video recording of the presentation here.
'Should we stay or should we go? Britain and the Future of Europe', The Annual Blundell Lecture, delivered at Dartford Grammar School, UK, 29 February 2012.
‘The European Union's Relations with Core International Organizations: The Track-Record So Far', Paper presented at the conference The State of the Union(s): The Eurozone Crisis, Comparative Regional Integration and the EU Model', University of Miami European Centre of Excellence, 24 February 2012.
'Two Lisbons for the Price of One? Assessing EU-NATO Relations in the Wake of the two Reform Processes', paper presented at the workshop EU External Representation and the Reform of International Contexts: Practices after Lisbon, Clingendael Institute, The Hague, 21-22 February 2012.
'Reflections on the European Union's Role in the G8 and G20', presented at the workshop EU External Representation and the Reform of International Contexts: Practices after Lisbon, Clingendael Institute, The Hague, 21-22 February 2012.
Counterinsurgency, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Implications for the United Nations, NATO and African Union, invited speech at the High-Level US-German Counterinsurgency Symposium 'The Future of Counterinsurgency', Washington, 15-17 February 2012.
Inter-organizationalism in International Relations: Towards a Theory-building Research Agenda, Concluding Remarks at the Expert Workshop 'Inter-organizationalism in International Relations: Theories & Cases, Vesalius College, IES and Global Governance Institute, 27-29 January 2012.
Peacebuilding in Libya - Implications for Germany's Foreign and Security Policies, 10. Bensberger Gespraeche der Bundeszentrale fuer Politische Bilding (BpB): Umbruch in Nordafrika: Demokratische Erneuerung und Social Media, Cologne, 23 January 2012.
NATO's Influence on the European Union's Evolution as a Security Actor: Between Isomorphism and Autonomization, Paper presented at the conference 'Transformative Power Europe: Europe From Outside In', Free University of Berlin, 15-17 December 2011.
The Impact of WikiLeaks on the Promotion of Democracy, Good Governance and Media Freedom, paper presented at the Polish EU Presidency Conference 'Freedom of Media in the EU and Neighbouring Countries', 24-25 November 2011, Cracow, Poland.
Inter-organizationalism in Peacekeeping: Assessing Inter-Secretariat Relations, paper presented at the High-Level Workshop 'New Frameworks for Peace Operations Partnerships', co-organized by NYU's Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), 7-8 November 2011, Berlin.
The European Union's Relations with NATO: History, Core Challenges and Future Prospects, invited visiting lecture at Syracuse University, UK Campus, 1 November 2011.
The European Union and Global Governance: The Inter-organizational Dimension, invited lecture at Richmond University, London, 31 October 2011.
Re-booting the Strategic Partnership? NATO-EU Relations in the Field of Cyber Security, remarks at the expert workshop The European Union in International Institutions: Power, Prestige, Shortcomings, NUPI, Oslo, 27-28 October 2011.
The European Union as an Inter-organizational Actor: Theoretical and Policy-Oriented Aspects, Paper presented at the 'Exchanging Ideas on Europe' 41st Annual Conference of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies, University of Cambridge, 5 - 7 September 2011.
Inter-organizational Cooperation in Peace and Security: Theoretical Rationale and Policy Implications, Keynote Speech at the Workshop 'The EU in the World: Towards Global Partnerships in Peace Operations', Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, 11th July 2011.
The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Lessons Learned and future prospects for EU-UN 'Effective Multilateralism', presented at the Expert Workshop 'Making Multilateralism Effective: The Role of the European Union', 7th July 2011, Berlin.
New Horizons, Persisting Peacekeeping Problems: Lessons Learned from the UN Standby Arrangement System and the Standby High Readiness Brigade for UN Operations (SHIRBRIG), presented at the Expert Workshop, 'New Horizons and Old Problems for UN Peacekeeping', Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Berlin, 7th July 2011.
To Intervene or Not to Intervene? Assessing the 'Responsibility to Protect' in light of Recent Events in Africa and the Greater Middle East, Paper presented at the Conference 'Interventionism in International Relations Today: Between Banalisation and Transgression?', Institute for Sociology, ULB, Brussels, 9th June 2011
Wicked Leaks? Assessing WikiLeaks' Impact on Democracy, Diplomacy and Global Governance, invited presentation at the European Economic and Social Committee (Department for Communication), Brussels, 12 May 2011.
The Politics of Visibility: The EU's CSDP Missions as Public Diplomacy, Lecture delivered in the IES Lecture Series 'The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes and Performance', Institute for European Studies, VUB, 15 March 2011.
The European Union as an Inter-organizational Actor: Doing More Harm than Good?, presented at the Workshop “Effective Multilateralism? The European Union and International Institutions’, Loughborough, 13-14 January 2011.
The European Union and Global Security: An Inter-organizational Approach, Expert Workshop “Europe in Global Governance: Performance, Reform, Power”, Rapallo (Italy), 28.10-01.11. 2010
Inter-organizational Relations in the Field of Peace and Security: A Theoretical Analysis, SGIR Annual Conference, Stockholm, 9 – 11 September 2010.
The European Union’s Military Crisis Management Operations: An Inter-organizational Analysis, UACES Conference, Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Europe at the Crossroads, Bruges, 6 – 8 September 2010.
EU-UN Effective Multilateralism in the Field of Peace and Security: Potentials, Achievements and Lost Opportunities, invited Lecture at the Seminar 'Scope and Conditions for Effective Multilateralism: When and Why do the EU and UN Work Together?', European Foreign And Security Policy Studies Programme, Brussels, 25th June 2010.
Germany’s Role in Contemporary International Security Affairs, Invited Lecture for the Belgian High Security & Defence Studies Seminar 2010, Royal High Institute for Defence, 18th June 2010.
The EU-NATO Relationship: Whither, Whence and does it Still Make Sense?, Invited Lecture at the Hanse Office, Brussels, 2nd June 2010.
NATO’s Influence on the EU’s Evolution as an International Security Actor, Paper presented at the Workshop ‘The Influence of International Institutions on the European Union’, Institut D’Estudis Internactionales Barcelona, 5th - 6th May 2010.
The European Union’s Military Crisis Management Operations: An Inter-organizational Analysis, Paper Presented at the 2nd GARNET Conference, ‘The EU in International Affairs’, Brussels, 22th – 24th April 2010.
Training Foreign Troops: Lessons Learned from SHIRBRIG’s African Capacity-Building Scheme, paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 17 – 20 February 2010, New Orleans.
Effective Multilateralism in the Fields of Human Rights? The EU’s Performance at the United Nations Human Rights Council, paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 17 – 20 February 2010, New Orleans (with Gjovalin Macaj).
The Paradox of Unity: Adverse Effects of the EU’s ‘One Voice’ Approach at the United Nations Human Rights Council’, paper presented at the Conference The EU as a Global Player in the Field of Human Rights, Lincoln Law School, UK, 6 November 2009 (with Gjovalin Macaj).
Military Crisis Management in Africa: The Challenge of Effective Inter-organizationalism, paper presented at the Symposium U.S, EU, and China in African Crisis Management and Peace Operations: Competition or Collaboration?, Helsinki, 1 October 2009
Evaluating and Assessing SHIRBRIG’s Contribution to UN Peacekeeping and African Capacity-Building, Presentation at the Lessons Learned Workshop, 5th May 2009, SHIRBRIG Permanent Planning Element, Høvelte, Denmark.
EU, NATO and UN: Cooperation and the Comprehensive Approach to Crisis Management”, Panel I: Scenarios and Strategic Options for a European Security Architecture, DGAP Annual Conference: Anticipating the Future: Scenarios and Strategic Options for a New Global Order, Berlin 21st-23rd November 2008 (panelist)
Whither SHIRBRIG? Implications of the Nordic Countries’ Withdrawal from the Standby High Readiness Brigade for UN Operations.’ Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Danish United Nations Association, Copenhagen, 25th October 2008.
Overcoming the Institutional Challenges behind the Security-Development Nexus? Towards Effective and Integrative Interorganisationalism’, Paper presented at the 10th New Faces Conference From Conflict to Regional Stability – Linking Security and Development, 5th-7th November, Madrid.
Effective Multilateralism and the 'European Union as an Integrative Power': Strengthening the EU's International Actorness through NATO-EU-UN Inter-Organisationalism?, paper prepared for the Sixth Pan-European International Relations Conference, Turin, September 2007
Effective Multilateralism: The Future of the EU's External Identity in a System of Trilateral Security Governance, paper presented at the Conference 'New Europe 2020: Visions and Strategies for a Wider Europe', Turku, Finland, 27th August 2004, read it here
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