2019 Konrad Adenauer Lecture
"European Identity, Sovereignty and Responsibility”
Mr Elmar Brok (MEP rtd.)
Thursday 28 November 5pm
As the longest serving member of the European Parliament (EP) for almost 40 years, Elmar Brok is widely credited for his significant contributions to EU foreign policy and constitutional matters. Over the course of his distinguished political career, Mr Brok held a variety of key roles, including leadership of the Foreign Affairs Committee (from 1999-2007 and 2012-2017), as EP representative preparing the Treaty of Lisbon (2007), the EU Constitutional Treaty (2003/2004), the Treaty of Nice (2000), Treaty of Amsterdam (1996/97), and the Maastricht Treaty (1994/1995) as well as serving on the Parliamentary Brexit Steering Group. Following his retirement from Parliament in June this year, Mr Brok was appointed Special Adviser to the outgoing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on relations with Ukraine.
The Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series is dedicated to enhancing understanding of Europe and Germany in Australia and the wider region. The initiative is the culmination of a longstanding partnership between the ANU Centre for European Studies and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, a German political foundation with regional representation in Canberra.