On 1st September 2017, I was invited by the Head of the Division of Multilateralism and Global Issues of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) to give a talk to EU Ambassadors and Heads of Delegations on the future of Global Governance.
Chaired by Lotte Knudsen (Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Affairs), I spoke alongside Barbara Pesce-Monteiro (Head of the UN Representation Office in Brussels) and focused in my talk on the EU’s evolving role in promoting multilateralism and sketched out three scenarios in which the Europeans could reshape and strengthen global cooperation and collective solutions to the pressing issues of peace and security, global economic inequality, the rise of populism and the weakening of human rights regimes.
Barbara Pesce-Monteiro provided the UN view and outlined the challenges and potential benefits of stronger EU-UN Cooperation. The presentations were followed by an intensive exchange of views with the EU Heads of Delegations (see attached PDF for a list of their bios). My presentation at the EEAS is part of a growing relationship between Vesalius College, the Global Governance Institute and the European Union External Action Service’s division dealing with global issues. Previous instances of cooperation included lectures and workshop interventions by the Head of Division Jonas Jonsson at Vesalius College as well as various talks and trainings provided by VeCo faculty members and myself at EU headquarters during the last years.
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