The European Forum series of guest lectures began even before the official launch of CREST. It is a venue open to faculty, postgraduates, undergraduates and members of the public. Topics include issues related to the development of the European Union, a range of broader European issues including European security and relations between the EU and the former Soviet countries of Eastern Europe as well as the analysis of public policy concerns in and outside the EU.

European Forum

The UK and the European Union: Better-Off Out?

Date: 12 October
Speaker: Prof. Ulf Sverdrup, Director, Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI).

The European External Action Service: diplomatic instrument or institutional battleground

Date: 19 October
Speaker: Dr. Karolina Pomorska, University of Cambridge

From Life After UEA to Researching Global Environmental Politics and Forest Governance

Date: 2 November
Speaker: Dr. Heike Schroeder, School of International Development, UEA

The European Union's Engagement with Issues of Religious Freedom

Date: 16 November
Speaker: Dr. Sean Oliver-Dee, Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the EU

Homecomings: Returning Cultural Property to Greece and to Italy

Date: 30 November
Speaker: Prof. David Gill, University Campus, Suffolk

For further Information, please contact:
Dr Vassiliki Koutrakou, CREST, PSI, UEA,
ARTS 3.80, v.koutrakou@uea.ac.uk

To view the complete list of speakers for the previous years sessions please click on the appropriate link below.

2011 - 2012

Europe as a Family Date : 7 October Speaker : Prof. Andreas Musolff LCS, University of East Anglia Where did the Relationship between Politics and Media go Wrong and What Should we...

2010 - 2011

i-phone, i-moan, i-pad, i -jihad: Dissent in the digital age Date : 15 October 2010, 5pm Location : Room A3.01 Speaker : Paul G. Nixon, senior lecturer Institution : University of...

2009 - 2010

New Parliament. New Commission. New Treaty? New Dawn for Europe? Date : 9 October 2009, 5pm Location : Room A3.01 Speaker : Derek Osborn, Member of European Economic. & Social...

2008 - 2009

Insights of an MEP Date : 10 October 2008, 5pm Location : Room A3.01 Speaker : Christopher Beazley, Conservative East of England MEP What's wrong with the EU and how to fix it ...

2007 - 2008

Punishing Genocide in Europe in the 1920s Date : 5 October 2007, 5pm Location : Room A3.01 Speaker : Dr Cathie Carmichael Institution : UEA Challenges to E-government in Europe...

2006 - 2007

Heroes and Visionaries of European Integration Date : 20 October 2006, 5pm Location : Room A3.01 Speaker : Richard Deswarte, school of history Institution : UEA E-Government in...

2005 - 2006

Human Rights and the European Parliament Date : 14 October 2005 - Cancelled but to be rescheduled. Speaker : Mr. Richard Howitt, MEP Eastern Region The European Superpower Date...

2004 - 2005

European Security: Institutional Displacement Activity and the Avoidance of Core Issues Date : 29 October 2004 Speaker : Mr. James Wyllie Institution : University of Aberdeen The...

2003 - 2004

Constructing National Identity in the Global Age Date : 10 October 2003 Speaker : Dr. Montserrat Guibernau Institution : Open University New Regionalism & European Integration...

2002 - 2003

Enzensberger and the Democratisation of German Media Date : 1 November 2002 Speaker : Dr. Alasdair King Institution : Portsmouth University Turkey after the elections and before...

2001 - 2002

'BLACK SEPTEMBER: A Discussion of the Global Implications of the Attack on the USA Date : 5 October 2001 Speaker : M. Bowker, R. Crockatt, N. Macmaster, P. Chilton, V. Koutrakou ...

2000 - 2001

European Media Research and Standardisation - A Glimpse at Electronic-Government Date : 27 October 2000 Speaker : Dr. Nick Lodge Institution : Independent Television Commission ...

1999 - 2000

Europe and the New American World Order Date : 22 October 1999 Speaker : Dr Andrew Williams Institution : University of Kent, Canterbury Dialogue with Janus: The Political Economy...

1998 - 1999

Threats, Interests and Time: Why an Independent Western European Defence and Security Capability is Inevitable Date : 16 October 1998 Speaker : Dr Julian Lindley-French Institution :...

1997 - 1998

Migration Issues in the Mediterranean Date : 9 November 1997 Speaker : Sarah Collinson Institution : RIIA The Debate over the Single Currency Date : 30 January 1998 ...

1996 - 1997

Interdependence and Fragmentation:Discourses and Challenges for Europe Date: 15 November 1996 Speaker: Dr Tarja Vayrynen Institution: Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland ...