This conference aims to explore overall the concept of convergence(s) and divergence(s) of the EU in the world to frame the actions, law-making and practice of the EU as an actor in the global legal order. It has an explicitly dynamic, active and methodological 'twist': it seeks to reflect upon some of the most changing dimensions of current global affairs. The conference overall reflects upon convergence and divergence as a framing device, a lexicon and a methodology. Convergence and divergence is approached as an explicit or express phenomenon which is both normative and descriptive. It seeks to reflect upon perceived divergences of EU law from public international law, modelling chasms, gaps (most notably as to migration), where the UN, Council of Europe and European Court on Human Rights have initiated an institutionalised series of rebukes, often extra-judicial, to the EU's management of its difficult crises. Other fields of enquiry yield considerably different results. How should be understand the legal and political content of the EU as good global governance actor? The conference seeks to frame convergence and practices as knowledge-based ones, focusing in part also upon the role of transparency in law-making and practice and its place in understanding links between internal and external action.Due to the very limited number of spaces available please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in attending.