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Apr 26
Venue: SSE Riga, Soros auditorium | Event type: Everyone

Public Lecture: Unraveling EU Strategy Amidst Geopolitical Shifts

SSE Riga, in collaboration with the Embassy of Belgium – Delegation of Flanders, invites you to a public lecture by Belgian professor Sven Biscop, Delegation of Flanders the topic "Unraveling EU Strategy Amidst Geopolitical Shifts."

Geopolitics is the talk of the town in Brussels, but is EU strategy truly based on a sound geopolitical analysis? Additionally, strategy is not determined by geopolitics alone; the evolving strategies of the US and other powers, along with our understanding of our role in global politics, are equally crucial. What could be the implications for European strategy, including our defense? A geopolitical tour of the world, starting in Ukraine and ending in Taiwan, will reveal the state of the world order and how the EU can safeguard its interests.

Professor Dr. Sven Biscop lectures on the grand strategy of the European Union and other major powers, as well as on Belgian foreign and defense policy. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, the think-tank associated with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sven is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium and an Honorary Fellow of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), an EU agency where he instructs diplomats, military personnel, and officials from all EU Member States.