Centre for European Studies - Events

28
Feb
2017

Brexit: Why and How?

Aneurin (Nye) Hughes had an eminent career with the British Foreign Office and was Head of the European Commission’s Delegation to Australia and New Zealand from 1995 to 2002. Mr Hughes has an intricate knowlege of European affairs, having first joined the Commission in 1973 at the time of the UK’s accession to the European Community. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Hughes diplomatic career in the British Foreign Service included postings to... Read more

17
Feb
2017

The State of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

Mr Ruete’s initial post at the European Commission was in DG Social Affairs (Health and Nuclear Safety). He then moved to DG Internal Market (first TV without frontiers, then assistant to the Director General), becoming Head of the Industrial Cooperation Unit in DG Industry in 1993. From 1995 to 1998, Matthias Ruete served as a Member of Cabinet, afterwards Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Education. From... Read more

16
Feb
2017

Ukraine’s path to the EU: Challenges and Perspectives

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe. For more than three years Ukraine has been defending its choice of European values, not only by tackling internal, global and European challenges but by confronting military aggression from its closest neighbour, a permanent member of the UN Security Council and one of the key guarantors of world security under the Budapest Memorandum. As the EU struggles with weak economic performance and... Read more

17
Jan
2017

2017 EU Summer School: The European Union after Brexit: Implications for Europeans, British, Australians & New Zealanders

The world was stunned in June 2016 when citizens in the United Kingdom voted for Britain to leave the European Union. On top of challenges posed by massive migration, terrorism and continuing economic difficulties, this was a severe blow to the European Union’s plans to achieve major gains for the people and nations of Europe by 2020. This outcome poses significant questions about the future of the European Union, but also the United Kingdom... Read more

06
Dec
2016

Breaking point? British citizens’ fears, projections and polarisation on the way to Brexit.

Michael Bruter joined the LSE in 2001 having previously been employed by the University of Houston (USA) and the University of Hull. Dr Bruter received his undergraduate degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux (France), Masters from the Universities of Hull and Bordeaux, and his PhD from the University of Houston (USA). In addition to his position at the LSE, he is Adjunct Associate Professor of political science at the... Read more

29
Nov
2016

Big Ideas: European innovation and Europe's place in the world

DisCERNing Science Tuesday 29 November 2016 Time: 8:05pm Stepping inside the world’s greatest experiment - CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Thousands of scientists from across the globe are at work at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider . They have one thing in common – their passion to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe. So what are these experiments exactly about? Highlights of DisCERNing Science: Bringing the Collider Experience to... Read more

23
Nov
2016

Brexit Reframed: English Nationalism, Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere

The Anglosphere was one of the surprise winners of the 2016 referendum campaign. As an explicitly stated concept it appeared early on in the campaign but soon faded from view. But where it did play a part in the campaign was less as a unitary concept but more in its constituent parts: sometimes as an example to emulate and at other times as another layer of global interference to reject. Most importantly, it was an important element of a... Read more

22
Nov
2016

A Difficult Neighbourhood Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II By Dr John Besemeres

Through a series of essays on key events in recent years in Russia, the western ex-republics of the USSR and the countries of the one-time Warsaw Pact, John Besemeres seeks to illuminate the domestic politics of the most important states, as well as Moscow’s relations with all of them. At the outset, he takes some backward glances at the violent suppression of national life in the ‘bloodlands’ of Europe during World War II by the Stalinist and... Read more

08
Nov
2016

Geographical indications: EU policy at home and abroad

The European U nion (EU) has been the principal driver of policy on geographical indications (GIs). Classified as a form of “intellectual property”, GIs have been contentious, creating considerable difficulties in international trade negotiations. This paper reviews how GI policy for foodstuffs is implemented within the EU and the key features the EU seeks in its trade treaties. The limited data available on the operation of the EU GI scheme... Read more

25
Oct
2016

Peer Review of Agency Decision- Making

This work focuses on an increasingly common phenomenon in transnational governance, whereby the decisions of a national regulatory agency are subject to review by committees of international peers. In the EU, such peer review has become a formal requirement of decision-making by regulatory agencies, while it also occurs within international organisations and transnational regulatory networks. I propose a framework for understanding the possible... Read more

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