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Talk: The EU and the US at the UN: A New Treaty, a New Administration, a New Hope?
 
 
Date: 14 April 2010 
 

Your are cordially invited to attend the following talk as part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures Seminar Series

The EU and the US at the UN: A New Treaty, a New Administration, a New Hope?

Dr. Katie Verlin Laatikainen
Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Macau Spring 2010 Associate Professor and Director of European and International Studies at Adelphi University, New York

Date: 14  April 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: LE7 (Library Extension)

Abstract:
The United Nations has experienced both neglect and malaise since the high-profile efforts at UN reform foundered in 2005.  Since that time, the EU has managed to implement the Lisbon Treaty, which involves significant institutional reforms to enhance the EU’s ability to act in international affairs.  The election of Barak Obama in the United States in 2008 brought to a close the contentious relationship that the United States had with the UN during the George W. Bush Administration.  Will these changes in the EU and the US, in concert or independently, serve to revitalize the UN and multilateralism?

About the speaker:
Dr. Katie Verlin Laatikainen is a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Macau during spring 2010.  She is an Associate Professor of Political Science and starting fall 2010 the Director of European and International Studies at Adelphi University in New York.  Her research focuses on international organizations, and in particular the intersecting multilateralisms of the EU and the United Nations.  Recent publications include:  "Two Logics, One Treaty: The Lisbon Treaty and EU Foreign Policy in Brussels and at the UN" (co-authored with Anne Degrand-Guillaud) forthcoming in Studia Diplomatica;  "United Nations Politics: International Organization in a Divided World" (co-authored with Donald J. Puchala and Roger A. Coate, Pearson Prentice-Hall: 2007) and "The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms" (co-edited with Karen E. Smith, Palgrave: 2006).

All are welcome. No registration is required.

For enquiries, please contact Dr Marie Berne, mberne@hku.hk.

Please find below details of upcoming talks in the Seminar Series:

April 21 (Wed), 4.30-6 PM, Main Building Convocation Room  
Erik Ringmar (NCTU, Taiwan)
"The Wonder of Science: Demonstrating the Superiority of European Civilization to the Chinese, 1793 and 1860"

April 28 (Wed), 4.30-6pm, LE1 (Library Extension)
Aleksandar Pavkovic and Kit Kelen (University of Macau)
“What Can a National Anthem Tell Us? The Tale of the ‘New’ Balkan Anthems”

May 5 (Wed), 4.30-6 PM, Main Building Convocation Room
Denis Meyer (French Programme)
"A Floating Sense of Selves: Kikou Yamata's Cultural Mediation of Japan"

May 19 (Wed), 4.30-6 PM, Main Building Convocation Room
Mercedes Vázquez Vázquez (Spanish Programme)
“ Politics of Realism in Contemporary Venezuelan Filmmaking”

 

 
 
     
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