My research blends International Relations and Comparative Politics by looking at how international norms affect nation states. I am teaching topics on European politics and international security at the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. My book The Will of Change: European Neighborhood Policy, institutional change and domestic actors in Morocco was published with Springer VS this fall. Please browse around to find out more details about my research and teaching interests as well as my peer-reviewed publications and blog Transatlantic Cable.
In this talk, I will challenge the notion that the European Union (EU) is disintegrating. Three times in the last year the European project has faced its greatest political and economic challenges in its 60 years of existence, but has become stronger in the process. First, the Greek debt crisis following in the wake of the global financial meltdown revealed the weaknesses of the single currency and brought the Eurozone to the brink of collapse. Next, conflict in the Middle East fueled a refugee migration that demanded a common European response and overstretched the political unity of the 28 member states of the European Union. Now, and for the first time ever, one of the EU’s core member states, the United Kingdom, has opted to leave the union. But while the Eurozone crisis, migration challenge and pending Brexit continue to challenge the core principles of the EU, all three resulted in a more politically and economically integrated Europe. Indeed, an EU that has become accustomed to functioning in crisis mode will ultimately be better equipped to face the challenges of global change and tumult.
University of Montana, Liberal Arts Bldg. 304/305
October, 4th @ 7pm
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