Events

Monday April 24, 2017
Start: 24 Apr 2017 18:00
End: 24 Apr 2017 20:00

Join us for an evening guest lecture, presented by Robert Falkner, Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics, on Monday 24 April 2017.

The lecture will review the unilateralist turn in America’s climate policy under Trump and reflect on its likely impact on the Paris Agreement. Professor Falkner will examine how robust the climate regime is to such political shocks and whether subnational climate efforts in the US can temper the Trump effect.

 

Start: 24 Apr 2017 18:30
End: 24 Apr 2017 20:30

On Monday 24 April at 6:30PM, VUB’s and ULB’s respective institutes for European Studies (IES and IEE) are co-organising a highly topical debate: in the context of recent political pressure by the government of Hungary against the Central European University (CEU) located in that country, we hold a panel discussion with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on the topic of Academic Freedom & Democracy. Join us for this essential debate about the alarming signals threatening civil and intellectual freedoms at the heart of the EU!

 

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Start: 10 May 2017 18:00
End: 10 May 2017 20:00

The Institute for European Studies invites you to the launch of the new book of Stavros Papagianneas 'Rebranding Europe Fundamentals for Leadership Communication'.

Rebranding Europe explores why EU communication fails and how to make it succeed. It examine the future of communication in Europe as the author envisions it, full of complex issues involving: the creation of a European public sphere, the European identity crisis,  multilingualism, the lessons learned from the campaigns from the British referendum on EU membership,  challenging myths and populism, communicating Europe, reputation strategy, grassroots communication, nation branding and supporting quality journalism. It provides recommendations and describes what can be done to show in a simple and clear way to the citizens what is the added value of the EU for their daily lives and how to rebrand Europe.

Monday May 22, 2017
Start: 22 May 2017 09:00

We would like to invite you to the first IES-IEE conference entitled 'Controversial Approaches towards European Solidarity - from Burden Sharing to Integration', which will take place on 22 - 23 May 2017 at the Institute for European Studies (IEE-ULB) in Brussels.

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Start: 22 May 2017 09:00
End: 23 May 2017 13:00

We would like to invite you to the first IES-IEE conference entitled 'Controversial Approaches towards European Solidarity - from Burden Sharing to Integration', which will take place on 22 - 23 May 2017 at the Institute for European Studies (IEE-ULB) in Brussels.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Start: 24 May 2017 16:00
End: 24 May 2017 18:00

IES Senior Researcher Prof. Luk Van Langenhove organises a series of six guest lectures on ‘New Approaches to Diplomacy’ in the context of his VUB course ‘Current Case Studies: Global and Regional Governance’. The guest lecturers will be practioners and academics who will discuss non-traditional forms of diplomacy such as economic and cultural diplomacy. Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 16:00 – 18:00 and is open to the public. The first lecture is scheduled for 19 April.

Tuesday May 30, 2017
Wednesday May 31, 2017
Start: 31 May 2017 16:00
End: 31 May 2017 18:00

The policy forum debates whether and if yes, how the EU may tackle the gap and achieve its migration policy objectives without building walls. The EU is primarily interested in the prevention of irregular migration and the safe and orderly management of entry of tourists, migrants, and asylum seekers. The panelists will debate the effectiveness of these border functions in the light of reforms of EU border and asylum policy, i.a. the establishment of the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) as well as the Commission’s proposal on an Entry-Exit system. The key challenge for the EU external border will be the question whether these and other instruments will be sufficient to control migration while respecting human rights and avoiding the construction of new border walls in Europe.

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Monday June 19, 2017
Start: 19 Jun 2017 17:30
End: 19 Jun 2017 19:00

Since his arrival in the White House, President Donald Trump has sent contradictory messages on foreign policy. From his transactional and sometimes combative approach with close allies, to his unconventional fixation with certain kinds of terrorism, to his ambiguous attitude towards Russia and China, Trump’s young presidency has roiled close observers of American foreign and defense policies.

Is Trump spontaneously unpredictable or calculatedly so? Is there still a place for sound strategic analysis and – if there is – is there anyone listening in this administration? How will Trump shape U.S. counter-terrorism, great power competition, alliances, and international trade?

Wednesday July 05, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Start: 27 Sep 2017 12:00
End: 27 Sep 2017 14:00

Join us for this lunchtime policy forum on 27 September 2017 when perspectives from outside the EU will be discussed with European stakeholders including policy makers, industry professionals and the civil society. The event starts with a brief networking lunch.

Monday October 09, 2017
Start: 9 Oct 2017 18:00
End: 9 Oct 2017 19:30

Traditionally marginal on Arab television, within the last twenty years Islamic subjects, preachers and programs have come to great prominence. This coincides with the proliferation of satellite television and thus the re-integration of Arabs in Europe into a pan-Arab public sphere.

This talk will sketch the historical development of Islamic TV programming, provide an overview of channels and program formats today, and discuss its significance to Muslims in Europe.

Tuesday October 10, 2017
Start: 10 Oct 2017 12:00
End: 10 Oct 2017 14:00
Thursday October 12, 2017
Start: 12 Oct 2017 17:30
End: 12 Oct 2017 18:30

The IES Inaugural Lecture will be delivered at the IES on Thursday 12 October at 5:30PM by Mr. Matti Maasikas, the Deputy Minister for EU Affairs of Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
Start: 17 Oct 2017 17:00

The Korea Foundation (KF) and the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) announce the launch of the KF-VUB Korea Chair, which will serve as an independent platform in Brussels to advance academically rigorous and informed discussions on policy questions that are of relevance to the Republic of Korea and Europe.

Join us at BOZAR in Brussels for the KF-VUB Korea Chair Launch (17 October as of 17:00) and the 3rd Korea - EU Forum (18 October as of 9:00) to find out who will fill in the position of chair holder and take part in insightful discussions with scholars, opinion leaders, and other experts.

Wednesday October 18, 2017
Start: 17 Oct 2017 17:00
End: 18 Oct 2017 18:30

The Korea Foundation (KF) and the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) announce the launch of the KF-VUB Korea Chair, which will serve as an independent platform in Brussels to advance academically rigorous and informed discussions on policy questions that are of relevance to the Republic of Korea and Europe.

Join us at BOZAR in Brussels for the KF-VUB Korea Chair Launch (17 October as of 17:00) and the 3rd Korea - EU Forum (18 October as of 9:00) to find out who will fill in the position of chair holder and take part in insightful discussions with scholars, opinion leaders, and other experts.

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