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February 2016
211 Lectures and Great Debate Papers available





 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director
The Cicero Foundation

PUTIN s PROPAGANDA MACHINE
Soft Power and Russian Foreign Policy

N E W December 2015

 


 FEDERICA PRINA

University of Glasgow
UK

THE POSITION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES IN PUTINs RUSSIA
Uniformity or Diversity?

N E W December 2015

 


 ELENA CHEBANKOVA

University of Lincoln
UK

GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS IN PUTINs RUSSIA
A Ray of Hope for Civil Society?

N E W December 2015

 


 VOLODYMYR KRAVCHENKO

Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

UKRAINE AND RUSSIA:
IN SEARCH OF A DIVERGENT FUTURE

 


 DAPHNE HALIKIOPOULOU
SOFIA VASILOPOULOU

Resp. University of Reading and University of York

THE GREEK GOLDEN DAWN:
REASONS BEHIND THE EXTREME RIGHTs REVIVAL IN THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY

 


 RANDALL E. NEWNHAM

Pennsylvania State University, USA

THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS AND WESTERN ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA:
DO THEY WORK OR SHOULD THEY BE STRENGTHENED?

 


 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director
The Cicero Foundation

HOW THE WEST FAILED IN UKRAINE:
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

 


 BRIAN M. MAZANEC AND BRADLEY A. THAYER

Resp. George Mason University and University of Iceland

CYBER WARFARE:
IS DETERRENCE AN OPTION?

 


 ROBERT VAN VOREN

Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

POLITICAL ABUSE OF PSYCHIATRY IN RUSSIA:
BACK TO THE USSR?

 


Dr. JOLANTA DARCZEWSKA

Deputy Director
Centre for Eastern Studies
Warsaw

THE INFORMATION WAR ON UKRAINE
NEW CHALLENGES

 


 VLADIMER PAPAVA

Professor
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Georgia

OLD OR NEW COLD WAR?
Is the New Cold War a Continuation of the Old?

 


 HANNA OJANEN

Jean Monnet Professor
University of Tampere
Finland

FINLAND s RELATION WITH NATO
IN THE SHADOW OF RUSSIA

 


 AGNIA GRIGAS PhD

Fellow at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Former Advisor of the Lithuanian Government

RUSSIA-BALTIC RELATIONS AFTER CRIMEAs ANNEXATION:
REASONS FOR CONCERN?

 


 NELLA VAN DYKE

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology
University of California
Merced, CA

THE TEA PARTY: ROMANTIC REACTIONARIES OR GRASSROOTS POPULISTS?

 


 MICHAEL BLAKE

Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

'TRADITIONAL VALUES' AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Whose Traditions? Which Rights?

 


 CATHERINE MACMILLAN

Yeditepe University
Istanbul, Turkey

TURKEY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION 2013
Is Europe s Door Half Closed or Half Open?

 


 PAUL MOJZES

Rosemont College
Rosemont, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

ETHNIC CLEANSING IN THE BALKANS
Why Did It Happen and Could It Happen Again?

 


 STEPHEN F. JONES

Professor of Russia Studies
Mount Holyoke College

DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA: DA CAPO?

 


 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director
The Cicero Foundation

MARX AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Analysis of an Ambivalent Relationship

 


 JOHN McCORMICK

Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics
Indiana University
Indianapolis, USA

CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

 


 SUSAN ARIEL AARONSON

Associate Research Professor (IIEP)
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Minerva Chair, National War College

INTERNET GOVERNANCE OR INTERNET CONTROL?
How to Safeguard Internet Freedom

 


 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director
The Cicero Foundation

THE PROPOSAL OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT MEDVEDEV
FOR A PAN-EUROPEAN SECURITY PACT
Its Six Hidden Objectives and How the West
Should Respond

 


 INGMAR OLDBERG

Research Associate
Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Stockholm

THE NORTHERN FOREIGN POLICY OF RUSSIA
What is the Long-Term Strategy of Russia in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Regions?

 


 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director
The Cicero Foundation

RUSSIA s EMBRACE OF TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Its Negative Impact on U.S. Proposals for Nuclear Arms Reductions

 


 ALEXANDER MOENS AND INU BARBEE

Fraser Institute, Vancouver
Centre for Canadian-American Relations

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF BARACK OBAMA:
BETWEEN DREAMING AND DOING

 


 MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

Director Cicero Foundation

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF NICOLAS SARKOZY:
NOT PRINCIPLED, OPPORTUNISTIC, AND AMATEURISH

Why is the foreign policy of Sarkozy disappointing?

 


 ALEXANDER J. MOTYL

Professor of Political Science
Rutgers University - Newark

UKRAINE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
An Analysis of the Present Situation

 

GREAT DEBATE SEMINAR CALENDAR


Great Debate Seminar Calendar 2016

More than a hundred ministries from over thirty countries already participated in Great Debate seminars.
Great Debate seminars are international seminars for experts on issues connected with European integration and Transatlantic security. They are organised in Paris and in other European capitals. Participants include diplomats, high ranking civil servants, politicians, and representatives of NGOs, business and the military.



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Read New Lectures Online:


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

THE STRANGE PUTIN-KISSINGER FRIENDSHIP
N E W January 2016

(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

PUTINs WARS
The Rise of Russia s New Imperialism

(pdf)


TALAL NIZAMEDDIN
American University of Beirut
RUSSIA AND SYRIA
Why Putin Supports the Bashar Al-Assad Regime

(pdf)


GREG SIMONS
Uppsala Centre for Russian
and Eurasian Studies

KALININGRAD:WHAT IS ITS FUNCTION IN CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA?
(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

UKRAINE:WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF THE PASSENGERS OF THE MH17? A TEN POINT COMMENTARYl
(pdf)


LAURENCE COCKCROFT
Co-Founder Transparency International (TI)
Chairman TI(UK) 2000-2008

CORRUPTION IN EUROPE:
WHAT CAN BE DONE?

(pdf)


ANDREW GEDDES
Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield
Robert Schuman Fellow in the Migration Policy Centre
European University Institute, Florence

IS BRITAIN LEAVING THE EU?
(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

UKRAINE:
AN URGENT CALL FOR U.S. LEADERSHIP

(pdf)


JADWIGA KIWERSKA
Institute for Western Affairs
Poznan

OBAMA, MEDVEDEV, AND THE BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE
A Polish View

(pdf)


GERT WEISSKIRCHEN, MP
Foreign Policy Spokesman
SPD Fraction German Bundestag

RISING ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE
How to Respond?

(pdf)


FRANCOISE THOM
Professor of Modern History
Sorbonne University, Paris

RUSSIA AND EUROPE
The Dangers of a Reset

(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF FRANCOIS HOLLANDE:
U-TURN OF CONTINUITY?

(pdf)


HALL GARDNER
Professor, American University
Prospects for the Transatlantic Relationship under the Obama Presidency:
Towards a Transatlantic Strategic Council?

(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

SARKOZY, FRANCE, AND NATO
Will Sarkozy s Rapprochement to NATO Be Sustainable?

(pdf)


EPHRAIM MARQUER
Director of Employee Savings and
Retirement Schemes AFG, Paris

The Pension Crisis in France:
Causes and Remedies

(ppt)


MIKA VIDLUND
Finnish Centre for Pensions
Pension Reform in the Nordic Countries:
What Can Other EU Member States Learn?

(ppt)


PER ECKEFELDT
DG Economic and Financial Affairs
European Commission, Brussels

Pension Reform in the European Union:
How to Cope with Ageing Populations?

(ppt)


FRANCOIS ATGER
Territorial Director of AGEFIPH
French National Employment Agency
for Disabled People

Opening Up the Labour Market to People
with Disabilities: The French Experience

(ppt)


HENRI STERDYNIAK
French Observatory of Economic Conjunctures
OFCE, Paris

Creating Low-Skilled Jobs:
The French Strategy

(ppt)


MARIA JEPSEN
Acting Head of Research Department
European Trade Union Institute for Research,
Education, Health and Safety ETUI-REHS
Brussels

Does the European Commission Definition
of Flexicurity Favour Flexibility over Security?

(ppt)


GIDO TEN DOLLE
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs
and Employment

Part-Time Work in the Netherlands:
Success or Failure?

(ppt)


JOERN WESENBERG
Deutsche Rentenversicherung
Berlin

Preparing Our Pension Systems for the Future:
The Case of Germany

(ppt)


GIULIANO BONOLI
Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration
IDHEAP, Lausanne

Reforming Pensions in Europe:
The Political Significance of Technicalities

(ppt)


ARNE PAULSSON
Swedish Social Insurance Agency
Pensions Department

Pension Reform in the Nordic Countries:
A Model for Other EU Member States?

(ppt)


GEORGINA HILL
Labour and Social Affairs Attache
British Embassy, Paris

Labour Market Policies in the UK:
A Recipe for Success?

(ppt)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation

RUSSIA, GEORGIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: THE CREEPING FINLANDIZATION OF EUROPE
(pdf)


MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN

A EUROPEAN ROLE FOR FRENCH NUCLEAR WEAPONS?
(doc)


 
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