9 March 2009
Preliminary Conference Programme
8 March 2005
Dr Karen E Smith is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her research interests focus on EU foreign policy, and principally the role of ‘normative issues’ such as the promotion of human rights and democratic principles in the EU’s foreign relations. She is a leading member of the European Foreign Policy research network FORNET, and the editor of the bi-monthly CFSP Forum.
1 March 2005
Since the Helsinki European Council in December 1999, progress in developing the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) has been extremely rapid. The headline goal has been ‘met’ (though there are obvious resource gaps), several operations have been launched, an armaments agency has been set up, battle groups created, and a planning cell agreed. Several recent articles trace these developments: Brady and Tonra 2005; Deighton 2002; Diedrichs and Jopp 2004; Howarth 2001; Ojanen 2003.
28 February 2005
The areas that the team will be looking at are the external dimensions of Justice and Home Affairs, the European Security and Defence Policy and Common Foreign and Security policy and the inter-linkages between them in light of the fight against international organised crime. In addition to this EU level of analysis, the team will be analysing how the fight against new security threats influences the permanent (or at least long-term) outsiders of the EU, as well as the daily lives of citizens.