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The Post-Transatlantic Europe and the Rise of Eurasia

About the event

The Post-Transatlantic Europe and the Rise of Eurasia In recent years, we have witnessed an increasing polarization in the views of the United States and the European Union regarding the Transatlantic order.

In the United States Trump Administration has aimed to almost completely reshape the American engagement with its European partners. Transactionalism rather strategic partnership has become the new modus operandi for the US towards the European Union.

This, in turn has damaged the liberal foundations of the Transatlantic order developed in the post-World War II period.

On the other hand, the EU has made strides to enhance its ‘strategic autonomy’ underlined by resuming talks on an EU army and a more integrated defence institutional architecture (PESCO, EU Defence Agency, CARD, etc.).

Panel organized by the CFPSS and co-hosted with EURISC, MEPEI and REI.


The Post-Transatlantic Europe and the Rise of Eurasia

Featuring a keynote address by:

Richard Sakwa, PhD, Professor University of Kent (UK)

Followed by:

Florin Păsătoiu, Phd, Director Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies

Liviu Mureșan, Phd, President Eurisc Foundation

Cristian Nițoiu, PhD, Lecturer Loughborough University (UK)

Ekaterina Mikhaylenko Associate Professor Department of International Relations, Ural Federal University, Russia


Keynote Speakers

Richard Sakwa 

Professor, University of Kent

Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics, joined the School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent in 1987, was promoted to a professorship in 1996 and was Head of School between 2001 and 2007, and in 2010 he once again took over as Head of School until 2014. While completing his doctorate on Moscow politics during the Civil War (1918-21) he spent a year on a British Council scholarship at Moscow State University (1979-80), and then worked for two years in Moscow in the ‘Mir’ Science and Technology Publishing House. Before moving to Kent he lectured at the University of Essex and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prof. Sakwa is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham and since September 2002 a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

Florin Pasatoiu,

President and Executive Director Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies

Lecturer in International Relations, president and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies. Florin Pasatoiu was awarded five fellowship schemes: with MGIMO, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Russian Federation (in Moscow, September-November 2014), with Salzburg Global Seminar (in Salzburg, May 2014), with the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America (in the United States of America, February – March 2008), with the European Foundation Centre, International Fellowship Programme for Learning and Exchange in Philanthropy (IFP) (at ALDA- in Italy and Council of Europe- Strasbourg, in 2007) and with the Mission of Romania to the European Union (in Brussels, in 2003). Florin Pasatoiu has been involved in the “Whither Liberal World Order? Challenges from Russia, Eurasia, and Beyond” working group hosted by University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) in the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE project, which brings together scholars from the Universities of Kent, Uppsala University (Sweden) and Tartu (Finland).

Liviu Mureșan 

President, EURISC

Liviu Muresan, PhD, Professor, founder and the Executive President of the EURISC Foundation – European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (1995). He graduated courses of the Defence College NATO GFO (Rome), of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (Paris), of the Center for Civil-Military Relations (Monterey). He held several positions in the governmental structures: Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, Senior Adviser to the Romanian Government, Senior Adviser to the Interior Minister, High Representative of the Romanian Government of the Anti-Corruption Initiative of the Pact of Stability (SPAI) and of the Combating Organized Crime Initiative (SPOC). He was Director of the Romanian Agency for setting up the regional SECI Center for Combating Transborder Organized Crime, and as the Deputy Director of the National Defence College he was the first civilian appointed in command position in the Romanian Army (1993-1994). He is Executive President of the Euro-Atlantic Council Romania – Casa NATO, EURODEFENCE Romania and Association des Anciens Auditeurs de l’IHEDN (Paris). Since 2007, he is member of European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF), contributing to the development of a “Joint Security Research Agenda” (European Commission). He received the National Order “Star of Romania” – Class Officer (2000).

Cristian Nitoiu

Lecturer in Diplomacy and Global Governance at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance (Loughborough London University). Before joining the Institute Cristian was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University. He also held a Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia relations and Ukraine at LSE IDEAS, as well as research positions at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe (Natolin campus, ENP Chair). He was awarded a PhD in 2014 from Loughborough University working on a project on the legitimacy of the foreign policy of the European Union. He also gained a MA in International Relations form the University of Nottingham and a BA in International Relations and European Studies.

Ekaterina Mikhaylenko Associate Professor Department of International Relations, Ural Federal University, Russia

PhD in History of IR, Associate Professor of the Department of International Relation, Ural Federal University, Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg ( Ekaterina is Head of the project group “Center for Security and Non-proliferation Research and Education”, member of Jean Monnet Project  # 575043-EPP-1-2016-1-EN-EPPJMO-CHAIR “EU Regionalism and Foreign Policy”. Sphere of scientific interests: regional integration, regionalism, EU, Russian-led regionalism, security. Ekaterina has more than 20 publications, published both in English and Russian, on European regionalism and realization of integration projects in the post-soviet space.

Panel venue

Academia de Studii Economice,

Piața Romană 6, București Romania

Room Virgil Madgearu

DATE 16:00 – 18:00 I 11 November, 2019