The annual lectures will present the research of an outstanding researcher of EU external governance to the academic audience of the two universities (TU Darmstadt and JGU). The venue will alternate between TU Darmstadt and JGU Mainz. The lecture will also provide the podium for the Jean Monnet Award ceremony.
July 5, 2016
CEDI Annual Lecture 2016 on "Shifting Paradigms in EU-Russian Relations"
On July 1, 2016, CEDIs first Annual Lecture took place at TU Darmstadt. Guest speaker Prof. Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) gave a talk on "Shifting Paradigms in EU-Russian Relations: Can the Dialogue be Revived?"
DeBardeleben described the changing paradigms of EU-Russian relations since the Ukraine crisis. She argued that before the crisis, the relations where shaped by a joint focus on an integrated European space. Since the Ukraine crisis, the emerging new paradigm is characterized by a focus on competing regional systems that are mutually exclusive.
DeBardeleben shows that the paradigm shift is also reflected in Russian public opinion towards the European Union.
Her talk explored underlying reasons for the rift, potential regional and global consequences, and possibilities for restoration of constructive EU-Russian dialogue. After the lecture, the award ceremony for the Jean Monnet Awards for EU in Global Dialogue 2016 took place.
Over 50 guests from TU Darmstadt and JGU Mainz attended the lecture and the award ceremony.