Emotions in European Foreign Policy at Populist Times

Amsterdam, Netherlands

21 November 2019

Emotions in European Foreign Policy at Populist Times

21 November 2019

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In collaboration with UACES, VU Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (VICES) hosts the workshop Emotions in European Foreign Policy at Populist Times. This workshop aims to bring together research on European foreign policy with findings from the studies of emotions and populism. It focusses on the analysis of the role and use of emotions in the European states' stance towards the EU as part of their foreign policy, and on the use of emotions in various areas of the EU's external relations, such as the EU's enlargement policy, anti-terror strategy and European political cooperation. Mr. Geoffrey Harris, European Parliament Official who served between 1976-2016 is to give the closing keynote speech and to reflect on the presented research outcomes.

The aimed outcome of the workshop is a special issue or book to be published in 2020/21. It is intended as an early authors' workshop, which is at this stage still open to welcoming new contributions from interested participants. The outcome of the workshop will make two main contributions to the analysis of European foreign policy: Conceptually, it will enrich the study of European foreign policy by incorporating perspectives from the emotions in politics/IR research as well as the findings from studies on populism. Methodologically, it will bring novelties from ethnography, history and cultural studies to the study of European foreign policy, which some of the invited papers already intend to adopt.

The workshop takes place on November 21, 2019 at the Senaatszaal HG 2E.31, VU Amsterdam. In case you would like to participate or present a paper, please contact Dr. Ozlem Terzi, lecturer at Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at o.terzi@vu.nl, before 25 October 2019.

Workshop Programme

Location: HG 2E.31

Opening speech(es):

10:00-10:15- Prof. Dr. Catherine de Vries, Co-director of VICES

Keynote speech:

10:15-10:45 Prof. Dr. Ben Tonra, UC Dublin - Emotions on our closest borders: Emotional background of Irish 'backstop' in Brexit negotiations

Panel I: Emotions in European National Foreign Policies towards the EU 

10:45- 12:45

Chair: Dr. Özlem Terzi, VU Amsterdam

- Public sentiments in Turkey's relations with the EU - Dr. ÇiÄŸdem Nas, YTU, Istanbul

- Emotion in the European Parliament's Approach towards Turkey- Dr. Seda Gürkan, ULB, Brussels

- Emotion in Russia's Relations with the EU- Dr. Hakan GüneÅŸ, Istanbul University/ Sciences Po- Le Havre/IFG

Discussant: Dr. J.C. Muis, VU Dept of Sociology

Lunch: 12:45-13:45

Panel II: Emotions at the EU level, 13:45-15:45

Chair: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner

- Instrumentalizing Fear through Right-Wing Populist Discourse in the EU- Dr. Yonca Özer - Fatma Nur Kaçar, Marmara University

- Determining Future 'Europeans': Emotions in EU's Enlargement Policy- Dr. Özlem Terzi, VU Amsterdam

- Contesting the Emergence of an Emotional Security Community: the European Defence Community - Dr. Trineke Palm, Utrecht University

Discussant: Dr. J.W. van Prooijen, VU Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Department of Psychology

Closing Remarks: 15:45-16:30

Closing Keynote: Geoffrey Harris, European Parliament Official, 1976-2016, Practitioner reflections on the 'Emotional Context' in EU's external relations.

Coffee Break:16:30-16:45

16:45-17:45 Authors' meeting on calendar-setting for preparing the manuscript for publication and planning of further Conference participations in 2020. Participants who did not present their work in the workshop, but are interested in contributing a chapter are also welcome to this session.

18:30 Workshop Dinner (by invitation only)

This event has the support of an UACES Small Event Grant.

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