China's 'Authoritarian Advance' and the Future of the EU-China Strategic Partnership

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

14 January 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthieu Burnay (Centre for European Research, Queen Mary University of London) Discussant: TBA Chair: Dr Sarah Wolff (Director of the Centre for European Research, Queen Mary University of London) 2018/2019 Debating Europe Seminar Series Together, the EU and China make up a third of the global GDP with their relations encompassing a regular annual summit and ministerial meetings as well as over 60 sectoral dialogues. 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the EU-China Strategic Partnership, as most recently expressed through the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation, the highest-level joint document in EU-China relations. But where is this partnership heading to and to what extent are the power relations balanced between the two parties? Our speaker, Dr Matthieu Burnay and his guest (TBA) will aim to answer these and many more questions with the interactive involvement of the audience. About the speakers: Dr Matthieu Burnay is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Global Law and member of the Centre for European Research at Queen Mary University of London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and an Associate Researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. His main research interests are in global law and governance; the study of the political and legal aspects of EU-China relations; as well as the comparative study of the rule of law in Europe and Asia. Dr Sarah Wolff is Director of the Centre for European Research and Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael). Dr Wolff is an expert on EU politics, Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), migration and border management policies, as well as EU-Arab Mediterranean relations and EU development aid. She is author of the monograph The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security (2012) and received the LISBOAN Research Award 2012 for her co-edited book Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm (2012). Her current research focuses on Secular Power Europe and EU engagement with Islam for which she was awarded a Fulbright-Schuman and a Leverhulme research grant in 2014/2015. Prior to joining the academia, Dr Wolff worked at DG Devco at the European Commission and as a parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A involving the audience. Photo credit: fabel nard Visit the CER website: www.cer.qmul.ac.uk Follow CER on Twitter @CER_QMUL Follow CER on Facebook: facebook.com/CERQMUL



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