NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and Deutsches Haus at NYU present "European Security in a Multi-Polar World," a conversation among Esther Ademmer (Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Kiel), Hadas Aron (faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU), and Gerald Schneider (Professor of International Politics and Executive Editor of “European Union Politics” at the University of Konstanz), which will be moderated by Christian Martin (Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at NYU).
About the panel:
With the imminent withdrawal of the United States from the INF treaty that restricts deployment of land-based medium-range missiles, Russian annexation of Crimea, the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine, and an overall decline in support for multilateral systems of collective security, Europe finds itself in a situation that is arguably less stable than anything the continent has experienced in the last 70 years. How will the continent, its people, politicians and institutions, react to the challenges presented by this new multi-polarity? Will Europe be able to be a pole in a multi-polar world or will it fracture under the pressure of increasing competition between Russia, China and the U.S.? Will the values that the European Union claims as the core of its integration process inform its policies or will they give way to a more interest-based foreign policy stance?
About the panelists:
Esther Ademmer is currently a professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Kiel, Germany, and a research associate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from FU Berlin and a Master of International Relations from FU/HU Berlin and University of Potsdam. Her research focuses on issues of European security, integration and governance, comparative political economy, and institutional change in transition countries.
Hadas Aron is a faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. After working for several years as a radio broadcaster, she completed her PhD at Columbia University, and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Political Science in Tel Aviv University. Her research and teaching focus on populism, nationalism, international security, and social and ethnic cleavages. Her regional concentration is on Eastern Europe, the United States, and Israel.
Gerald Schneider is Professor of International Politics and Executive Editor of “European Union Politics” at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His main areas of research are European Union decision making, the causes and consequences of armed violence, the international political economy of financial markets, bargaining theory and conflict management. Before joining the faculty at Konstanz in 1997, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Stuttgart (1996–1997), Program Director at the University of Berne (1994–1997) and visiting professor at Konstanz. Gerald Schneider has also been visiting scholar at Università Bocconi (Visiting Research Professor), Charles University Prague, Harvard University, University of Kobe, Sciences Po Paris (Grosser Chair), and Università Siena.
Christian Martin (moderator) currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University.
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"European Security in a Multi-Polar World" is a DAAD-sponsored event.