I am the co-adviser to the University at Buffalo’s SUNY Model European Union organization, which is a transatlantic collegiate simulation of the European Union in the US. At this year’s simulation, held at the University of Exeter in the UK, several colleagues from Buffalo State College and I decided to organize an inter-campus graduate student conference on the European Union’s role in world affairs.
I am happy to announce that the conference will take place this fall on October 5-6, 2012. The conference is open to all relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines including political science, international law, European law, international political economy, economics, policy sciences, international studies and history. We are hoping to make this an annual event.
Papers may cover any policy area of interest, including topical issues such as, the EU’s response to recent conflicts in the Middle East, the Eurozone crisis, the EU’s foreign policy and role in global affairs after the Lisbon Treaty, and the general interaction between domestic politics of member states and EU foreign policy-making.
There will also be an undergraduate panel and an award for best undergraduate paper.
The European Union and World Politics: The EU, its Member States, and International Interactions
October 5th and 6th 2012
University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College