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Book Presentation: 'Europe's Cold War Relations: The EC towards a Global Role'

Posted on 13 October 2020

A new publication on Europe's Cold War Relations: The EC towards a Global Role (2019), edited by Ulrich Krotz, Kiran Klaus Patel, and Federico Romero, will be presented on Friday 23 October 2020 from 17:00 to 18:30 through videoconference on Zoom.

The book offers an analysis of the European Community's external relations between 1957 and 1992, looking particularly at their broader impact and global significance. The chapters assess the different factors that either supported or impeded Europe's international projection, focusing on the period from the EC’s inception in the 1950s to the end of the Cold War.

The project brought together international history and international relations, thereby allowing for cross-disciplinary dialogue and the discussion of key concepts, analytical approaches, and empirical findings. The findings do not only contribute to a better understanding of the early development of the EC's role as an autonomous global actor, but also have societal relevance, as the book holds important messages for the global positioning of today’s European Union.

Book presentation through videoconference on Zoom, Friday 23 October 2020, 17:00-18:30:

Welcome address: Dr Dieter Schlenker, Director, Historical Archives of the European Union

Overview of the book: Prof Federico Romero, European University Institute

Comments: Prof Glenda Sluga, European University Institute

                   Dr Moritz Weiss, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science

Debate: Prof Ulrich Krotz, European University Institute

             Prof Kiran Klaus Patel, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

To join the videoconference on Zoom, register here.