“A continent that may be ill prepared for globalisation”: Ralf Dahrendorf’s depiction of Europe in 1997 could not be more timely than it is today. The project that once brought peace and prosperity to nations devastated by decades of war and enmity is under great pressure from forces both within and without: The rising tide of populism, societal change and global economic and political transformations all call for a united response.
This special issue of Global Policy – aptly titled “Europe and the world: Global insecurity and power shifts” – addresses the challenges facing the European project. At this launch event, four contributors are asked to provide their perspective on the topic and to share their thoughts on what lies ahead. This also links to the new Dahrendorf project cycle focusing on the strategic challenges posed by recent changes in the political landscape of Europe.
Welcome and introduction
Helmut K. Anheier, President, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
“Europe challenged: Societal change and politics”
Robert Falkner, Research Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Europe and the World: Global Insecurity”
Dilek Kurban, Marie Curie Fellow and Dahrendorf Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
“The Future of EU migration policy: Lessons learnt from the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement”
Daniela Schwarzer, Director, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
“Europe, the End of the West and Global Power Shifts”
Monika Sus, Dahrendorf Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
“Towards the European Union’s Foreign Policy 2025”
Questions and answers
Lunch snacks will be served during the event.
If you wish to attend, please register by emailing Tobias Fella (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 26th of September 2017.