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UACES Virtual Conference

Keynote and panels from UACES conference 2020


Over 200 researchers were presenting their work on all aspects of European Studies. The conference took place over 5 days from 7-11 September 2020, with 2 research sessions per day as well as a networking break. The conference was free to attend for UACES members.

Plenary: Equal & Inclusive? Responsibility and transformation in European Studies

A discussion on diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector with special guests Anil Awesti (University of Warwick), Kékéli Kpognon (Quaker Centre for European Affairs), Beste Işleyen (University of Amsterdam) and Toni Haastrup (University of Stirling) and chaired by former UACES Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr Katharine Wright.


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Panel 211: European Foreign Affairs Review 25th Anniversary Panel

Panel 211 of UACES 1st Virtual Conference couldn't take place to the scheduled time. So, the panel decided to record their session which we then shared with all participants. 


Introductory article on the theme by Professor Jörg Monar (College of Europe) and Professor Nanette Neuwahl (University of Montreal)

Professor Sieglinde Gstöhl (College of Europe): The EU after Brexit: a weaker or stronger international actor?

Professor Jan Wouters (KU Leuven): The institutional dimension

Professor Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge): The legal dimension

Professor Christian Kaunert (University of South Wales): The justice and home affairs dimension

Professor Richard G Whitman (University of Kent): The security and defence dimension

Professor Peter Holmes and Professor Jim Rollo (University of Sussex): The trade dimension

Professor Thomas Appleby (UWE Bristol): The fisheries dimension

Professor David Phinnemore (Queen’s University Belfast): Northern Ireland – A Place Between in UK-EU Relations?