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Global Europe after Brexit - Max van den Berg in Conversation with Jochem Wiers

When:Fr 07-02-2020 14:00 - 15:30
Where:University of Groningen, Broerstraat 5 (room: Heymanszaal)

Global Europe after Brexit: The Meaning of Brexit for Europe's Position on Global Issues

The EU seems united towards the UK and Brexit. Will it stay that way after Brexit? Can the EU be a strong supporter of international cooperation (e.g. WTO, SDGs, climate, position of LDCs), considering the current power game between players like the US and China and the declining support for international rules and conventions? Who are the EU's allies, and what will be the role of the UK? Will the UK focus more on the US? Does the framework for the future relationship provide sufficient perspective for the above questions and dilemmas?

Jochem Wiers
Jochem Wiers

Jochem Wiers is currently Head of the Brexit Task Force at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Special Professor in International Relations at Groningen University. Previous appointments in the Dutch Foreign Service included the Strategy Advisory Unit, the Climate, Energy, Environment and Water Department, the Dutch Embassy in Paris, France, and the Department of European integration.

Mr. Wiers studied at the University of Amsterdam and at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He was a Ph.D. research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and research fellow and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. Mr. Wiers has published in a number of international journals and several textbooks.

Max van den Berg
Max van den Berg

Max van den Berg is Honorary Professor of Global Governance and Sustainable Livelihood at Globalisation Studies Groningen (University of Groningen). Until 2016 he was King’s Commissioner for the province of Groningen. Before that, he was chair of the Partij van de Arbeid (the Dutch Labour party), director of Novib (now Oxfam Novib) and a member of the European Parliament, where he focused mainly on European aid to development countries.

This lecture is organized by Globalisation Studies Groningen in collaboration with Euroculture.