Dr. Gunilla Herolf from SIPRI gave a lecture Friday, October 14th on the variable geometry of the European security policy, in Oddi 201 from 12:00 to 13:00. The seminar is part of the IIA´s seminar series called the Europe Dialogues sponsored by a Jean Monnet grant.
Previous seminars include a lecture given by Dr. Clive Archer, Professor Emeritus and Jean Monnet Professor of Political Science at Manchester Metropolitan University, on the security of small states in the European Union, held on September 9th.
On Friday 16th September Annica Kronsell, Associate Professor of Political Science at Lund University, gave her talk „Gender, Sex and the Post-national Defense“. Rosa Balfour from the European Policy Centre gave an interesting lecture about the European Union and its reactions to the Arab Spring.
On Friday, 30th September, Diana Panke, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University College Dublin, talked about small states in the decision-making processes of the European Union.
Friday October 14th, Gunilla Herolf, Associated Senior Researcher, Euro-Atlantic Security Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden, gave a lecture on the Variable Geometry of European Security.
Friday November 11th, Dr. Peadar Kirby, Professor of international politics at University of Limerick, gave a talk about Irish politics after the Celtic Tiger. He reflected on the Irish politics in the aftermath of the Irish economic collapse. That same day, a working paper written by Kirby and Professor Baldur Thorhallsson was published where the authors compare the Irish and Icelandic economic crash in light of Ireland’s membership to the EU and the Eurozone, whereas Iceland has neither. The article can be found on this website.
On Friday, November 25th, Tomas Baum, Director of the Flemish Peace Institute in Brussels gave a talk about the Arms trade from a European perspective and whether it challenges the normative power.
These lectures were part of the European Dialogues-Seminars on European Integration for the fall of 2011. The dialogues will continue for the spring semester and the first lecture will be in January 2012.