Public Lectures


delivered by our PostDoc fellows

Jonata Anicetti

EU Defence Cooperation: The Impact of the War in Ukraine

WHEN: December 6, 2022, 13:30-14:50

VENUE: MUP Prague-Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10,
Room no. 307

Synopsis: This lecture aims to familiarize graduate students to debates on EU defence cooperation in the context of the Transatlantic relationship and Europe’s strategic cacophony. In particular, after providing a brief historical overview of defence cooperation in Europe, the lecture will address two questions, namely: Has Russia’s invasion of Ukraine strengthened EU defence cooperation and its quest for strategic autonomy? And, relatedly, has the war widened or reduced Western and Eastern European differences with regard to EU arms collaboration, extra-EU off-the-shelf arms procurement, and defence offsets? 


Christine Andreeva

The evolution of  EU counter-terrorism after the terrorist attacks of 2015-2016: Focus on information-sharing and cooperation in law enforcement and intelligence

WHEN: December 14, 2022, 9:00-10:50

VENUE: MUP Prague-Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10,
Room no. 307

Overview: EU counter-terrorism is a hybrid policy stuck in the limbo of European integration. Despite the bodies and mechanisms in place to facilitate policy and operational cooperation, until 2015 the gaps in governance and operational inefficiency caused decreased capacity for prevention and response. The attacks in Paris and Brussels (2015-2016) brought about a critical juncture in EU counter-terrorism. The increased efficiency of cross-border and inter-agency coordination in intelligence and police work could not be achieved before this juncture, due to flaws in the institutional design and legislative framework. This lecture will familiarise students with the inherent issues in EU information-sharing and will elucidate the distinctive effects of the 2015-2016 juncture on the development of European counter-terrorism.

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