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Europe in the World

Academy of Global Governance

15 – 17 April 2015

European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators

Ulrich Krotz | European University Institute



This Executive Training Seminar gathered together academic specialists, policymakers, and think tank experts to discuss the risks, uncertainties, and opportunities Europe faces in a world experiencing complex, wide-ranging, and unpredictable shocks and stresses. Rising economic uncertainty, regional instability on Europe’s periphery, and historic power shifts from the West to the East have created a new set of challenges for EU and European policymakers. Combining analysis of major economic, political, and social developments that hold implications for Europe’s peace and prosperity, as well as in-depth examinations of specific policy issues, this seminar explored the interaction between changes at the level of the international system and individual policy decisions and outcomes. Topics addressed included EU-Russia relations; the G-20 and Europe’s role in global economic governance more broadly; transatlantic relations; and Europe’s external diplomatic, political, and economic relations. Through presentations, case studies, and simulations, attendees gained a greater appreciation of the issues and concerns facing Europe in twenty-first century world politics.





Robert F. Cooper |European Council on Foreign Relations
Global strategy and European security and defence policy

Masha Hedberg |Johns Hopkins SAIS and European University Institute, Italy
EU-Russia Trade Relations in the Context of Ukraine: Present Challenges, Possible Futures

Andrew Moravcsik | Princeton University, USA
European foreign policy and global geopolitics

Stefan Schirm | University of Bochum, Germany
G20: Europe in Global Economic Governance

Anne-Marie Slaughter |New America Foundation
Human rights and international law

James Sperling | University of Akron, USA
United States and transatlantic relations