Change in Washington: Economic & Political Implications (29 January 2009)

This conference brought together academic experts and members of the diplomatic community to examine the legacy of President Putin, the challenges facing President Medvedev, and likely trends in EU-Russia relations. Organised by Dr. Derek Hutcheson.

Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art (14-15 November 2008)

This conference brings together fourteen scholars from Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and US to discuss papers examining what has been learned about negotiation dynamics in the EU, what remains to be learned, and how the remaining topics can be addressed. Conference papers will be reviewed for publication as Journal of European Public Policy special issue 17:5, July 2010. Organised by Dr. Andreas Dür, Dr. Gemma Mateo, and Prof. Daniel Thomas. 

The Negotiation of EU Foreign Policy and External Relations: From Divergent Preferences to Common Policies (1-2 March 2008)

This conference brought together seven scholars from the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US to discuss revised drafts of papers on how EU Member States reach agreement on common policies regarding issues beyond their collective border. The first conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh in January 2007. Revised versions of conference papers will be published as International Politics special issue 45:4, July 2009. Organised by Prof. Daniel Thomas.

The Lisbon Reform Treaty: Government of Ireland Scholars Conference (15 February 2008)

This conference brought together academics, government and diplomatic experts, and past and present recipients of the Government of Ireland Scholarship to examine the content and implications of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. Ireland’s Minister for Europe, Dick Roche, gave the keynote address (click here). Organised by Dr. Derek Hutcheson.