The EU’s appetite for enlargement has waned, which allows for illiberal tendencies to flourish in the Western Balkans as there is nothing to stop a strong driving force behind them – unconstrained nationalism and populism.
Ambassador Garčević said that the West often misunderstands Turkey’s interests in the Balkans and underestimates its strength. As it turns out, in the Balkans, Turkey and NATo are not in disagreement
Professor Schmidt explores the ways in which the EU seeks to lead the world through example on its approach to climate change as well as the internal challenges of implementing its climate strategy.
Chinese and Russian approaches to the Western Balkans may appear different at the surface, however, the lasting corrosive effects of their involvement are similar: erosion of weak institutions and legal systems, and a slowing down the progress of the countries from the region towards EU.
Professor Schmidt’s panel at the Harvard Belfer Center event honored the memory of Henrik Enderlein, exploring his contributions to academic and policy debates related to European economic policy as well as the discussion of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Schmidt offers insights into how Europe can build lead a socially just transition from the pandemic and build a well-being economy that works for people and the planet.
During his FAES panel appearance, Ambassador Garčević argues for a new EU enlargement methodology, one that is incremental or gradual and introduces incentives for aspiring countries.
Professor Stern joined fellow experts to explore how the U.S. should deal with terrorism in the aftermath of its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and best deal with allies and adversaries abroad in order to secure its security interests.
Ambassador Heine explored the root causes of poverty and the global pandemic’s impact on poverty alleviation with global experts.
With the EU and U.S. both in retreat from the region, Moscow and Beijing appear to have gained ground in the Balakns
Dean Najam and fellow experts looked at how COVID-19 has influenced education across the country, especially for the poorest communities.
Prof. Shamiran Mako spoke as part of a panel entitled “Understanding the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq: Why Now?”
Amb. Vesko Garcevic spoke as part of the panel hosted by the Institute of Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Emmanuel College.
Dean Adil Najam moderated an alumni panel entitled “The People’s Economy: The Rise of Populism and Its Risk for Global Markets.”
Prof. Joshua Shifrinson spoke as part of a panel entitled “The Return of Great Power Competition,” at the Cato Institute.
Michael B. Greenwald (Pardee ’07) spoke at an Atlantic Council panel on “The Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Oil Economies in Abu Dhabi.”
Prof. Vivien Schmidt spoke as part of a panel entitled “Germany’s Role in the European Union and the Transatlantic Relationship: 1998 vs. 2018 and Beyond.”
Prof. Erik Goldstein was the discussant at a panel on the Winston Churchill at the APSA Annual Meeting.
The panel featured diplomats from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and was moderated by Prof. Cathie Jo Martin.
Prof. Joseph Fewsmith spoke as part of a panel entitled “China’s Future Leadership: An Instant Analysis of China’s 19th Party Congress.”