31 May 2016

Towards a new EU approach to Asia: Views From an Expert Panel

Location John Medley Building - Linkway Room, 4th Floor, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia.
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The decade since the release of the 2003 European Security Strategy has seen the world change dramatically. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, is currently leading a broad based reflection phase on the strategic outlook for the EU, seeking input from Member States, EU Institutions and experts. The results will be captured in a EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy,to be presented to EU leaders by June 2016, to enable the EU to identify clear objectives and priorities for the future.

The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is convening an expert panel to provide insights on how the EU might manage its relationship with China, Australia and Southeast Asia from a number of perspectives. The recently published LSE IDEAS-Dahrendorf Forum Special Report Changing Waters: Towards a New EU Asia Strategy will be launched at the seminar.

Panel speakers include:

Prof Philomena Murray, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Research Director on Regional Governance in the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges – EU-Asia and EU-Australia relations.

Dr Pradeep Tanej, Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences – The Challenge of China for the EU.

Dr Avery Poole, Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences – ASEAN perspectives on the region and on the EU.

Dr Margherita Matera, Honorary Fellow of the School for Social and Political Sciences  – EU-Asia security issues.

Edward Yencken, Doctoral researcher at the School for Social and Political Sciences  –Australia’s current engagement with the EU.

Lachlan McKenzie, Doctoral researcher at the School for Social and Political Sciences – The EU’s trade strategy.

Sandra Silfvast, Doctoral researcher at the School for Social and Political Sciences  – Food security challenges in the EU and ASEAN.

Prof Philomena Murray will chair the seminar.