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Crisis crossroads: European foreign policy change and the war in Ukraine

Tuesday 5 April 2022
Diplomacy and Global Affairs Research Seminar Series 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Wijnhaven, Room 348 or Zoom


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About the lecture

During this short lecture, Nikki Ikani will discuss her recent book, 'Crisis and change in European Union foreign policy’. The book, published with Manchester University Press, provides a novel analytical framework that serves to investigate how the EU changes its foreign policy after crisis, and what forms such change may take. In the book she investigates a series of recent foreign policy crises with which the EU has been faced, such as the Crimea annexation and the refugee crisis, as well as the EU’s policy response to these crises.
Taking the findings of this book as a starting point, she will address the current war in Ukraine, its strategic consequences for the Union and how it may affect European foreign and defence policy in the time ahead.

Dr. Nikki Ikani

About the speaker

Dr. Nikki Ikani is Assistant Professor Intelligence and Security at the Leiden Institute of Security and Global Affairs. She conducts her research at the intersection of intelligence studies, public policy studies and EU foreign policy. Her overarching research goal is to assess the processes of knowledge production, receptivity and intelligence use by policymakers in European settings of decision-making.

About the seminars

The Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar is a series launched by the Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. The seminars of internationally acknowledged guest researchers and faculty members deal with current research topics in diplomacy, international relations, global affairs, and political economy broadly conceived and target a broad audience through their interdisciplinary focus.

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