Public Lecture on “The EU: Current Challenges and Reactions. What will the future bring?”

Date: 08 November 2016, 09:00am - 11:30am
Venue: Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh

 By a Distinguished Speaker


Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers

About the Public Lecture

The current situation in Europe is a topic that is not just making headlines in the European Union itself, but also in South East Asia and other parts of the world. As such, there is want for more expert knowledge on this subject. To this aim the Center for Global Politics’ Program Director Prof. Klaus Segbers will give a talk entitled The EU: Current Challenges and Reactions. What will the future bring?.Within the lecture, Prof. Segbers will outline 6 major areas in which the European Union is facing crises: Immigration, Terrorism, Populism, the Euro crisis, Russia, and Brexit. While each of these issues is significant in its own right, Prof. Segbers beliefs that the EU will not disappear in the face of these changes but rather persist. Nonetheless he predicts a time of flux ahead for the union, with some states leaving, and international ties being weakened. Eventually as well, he believes it is necessary for the EU to modify many of its treaties to adapt to these changes, however difficult or unpopular this may be.

About the Speaker

Klaus Segbers has been working as a professor of political science for international and East European politics at Freie Universität Berlin since 1996. He is the director of the Center for Global Politics, which – aside from a series of seasonal schools – offers distance learning programs in global politics, including the two blended learning M.A. programs International Relations Online and East European Studies Online and the German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics.

Prof. Segbers’ research interests also include institutional changes in Eastern Europe and Germany’s external relations. In addition, he advises the German Government and others on foreign policy questions.