7th Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture

7th Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture – Europe’s role in the world: player or plaything? By Prof. Brigid Laffan

“We are witnessing a return of Great Power competition and competition between political and economic systems. Urgent challenges – digitalisation, the future of work, the climate crisis, migration and inequality – require national, regional and global responses. The European Union, a polity but not a state, has to adapt and adjust to shifts in global politics. But it struggles to amass collective power or to deploy strategically its resources and capabilities. What are its challenges?”

In her 2021 Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture, entitled ‘Europe’s role in the world; player or plaything?’, professor Brigid Laffan, an internationally recognised expert on the European Union, will analyse the challenges facing Europe in ‘a world of geopolitical shift and shock’.

  • Date: 10 May 2022
  • Program:
    15.15 o’clock Registration
    16.00 o’clock Welcome & Introduction
    Janne E. Nijman, Chairperson of the executive board and academic director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut
    16.15 o’clock T.M.C. Asser Lecture by Brigid Laffan, Emerita Professor (EUI)
    17.00 o’clock Q & A, moderated by Narin Idriz, T.M.C. Asser Instituut
    17.30 o’clock Reception
  • To access the event, in compliance with current Covid-19 guidelines, participants must show a Covid Access Pass (vaccination, recovery, recent PCR-test) and a valid form of identification at the entrance of the Peace Palace.
  • More information on the event can be found here.
  • RSVP for this event here.
Datum en tijd

Venue: Peace Palace
Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague