Strong Canterbury Representation at EUSA Conference

Three Canterbury academics presented multiple papers at the leading conference for EU studies in the US, EUSA, in Boston, Massachusetts 5-7th of March.

Dr Barriha in full flow on the need for an EU Grand Strategy
Dr Barriha in full flow on the need for an EU Grand Strategy

Dr. Amelia Hadfield presented two papers “Conceptualising the Foreign Policies of EU Member States: Analytical Dynamics, Empirical Findings” and “Confessions of a Europeanized US President? Analyzing the European Content of American Foreign Policy Under Obama”; and Chaired the Panel ” Reflections on European Affairs and Strategic Culture: Grand or Guarded?”.  Dr. Andre Barrinha also presented two papers “The Coherence of EU Security Cyber-Strategy” and “Progressive Realism and the Importance of a European Grand Strategy”.  While Dr. John FitzGibbon presented his paper “The Rise of the ECB and its Implications for EU Foreign Policy”.

This strong representation by the Politics and IR team shows the world-class quality of the research being conducted by our staff.  The Politics and IR programme prides itself on providing award winning teaching based on research of the highest international standards.  Funding for attending the EUSA conference was generously provided by the Canterbury Christ Church staff development fund and by the Jean Monnet awards to Drs FitzGibbon and Hadfield.

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