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Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East relations

Book Launch in 6 Parts

Join us for the launch of the Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations edited by Dimitris Bouris, Daniela Huber and Michelle Pace. The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) - in cooperation with EUMENIA, RUC and IAI - will be hosting a series of panels exploring the central themes of each section of the book, including history, theoretical perspectives, multilateralism and geopolitical perspectives, contemporary issues, peace, security and conflict as well as development, economics, trade and societal issues.

EU–Middle East relations are multifaceted, varied and complex, shaped by historical, political, economic, migratory, social and cultural dynamics. Covering these relations from a broad perspective that captures continuities, ruptures and entanglements, this Handbook provides a clearer understanding of trends, thus contributing to a range of different turns in international relations. The volume offers original reflections on historical constructions; theoretical approaches; multilateralism and geopolitical perspectives; contemporary issues; peace, security and conflict; and development, economics, trade and society.

About the series

These events are organized by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) in cooperation with the EUMENIA Jean Monnet Network, Roskilde University and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). They are also supported by the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES), the European International Studies Association (EISA), the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center.

Upcoming events

Development, Economics, Trade and Societal Issues

8 June 2022 |16-17.30 CET| Zoom

The fifth event concludes with a focus on trade, military and humanitarian relations between the EU and the MENA region.

Multilateralism and Geopolitical Perspectives

22 June 2022 |16-17.30 CET| Zoom

The final event of the series will focus on Multilateralism and Geopolitical Perspectives. It will explore different angles of the EU foreign policy towards the Middle East and the evolving relations with new and old actors.

Past events

  • Entanglements in EU-Middle East Relations & History
    Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations #1

    In this section, the different authors will tackle the historical context of EU-Middle East Relations and its legacy.

    • Date: 2 March 2022
    • Speakers: Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Bahar Rumelili, Roberto Mazza, Nora Lafi
  • Theoretical perspectives on EU-Middle East Relations
    Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations #2

    Celebrating the launch of the Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations edited by Dimitris Bouris, Daniela Huber and Michelle Pace, ACES will be hosting a series of online panels exploring the central themes of the book. This time we'll focus on different theoretical perspectives through which EU-Middle East relations can be analyzed.

    • Speakers: Ali Bilgic, Münevver Cebeci, Nora Fisher-Onar, Hanna L. Muehlenhoff 
    • Date: 16 March 2022 

     

  • MENA–EU Relations in the Contemporary World
    Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations #3

    The third event contextualizes EU-Middle East relations vis-a-vis current geopolitical and societal issues. Andrea Teti & Gennaro Gervasio analyze perceptions of the EU from the activists’ point of view and public opinion in the ME. Ayhan Kaya analyses populist politics in Europe and their impact on EU-Turkey relations. Concluding, Annette Jünemann analyses the changing gender relations in the MENA region.

    • Speakers: Ayhan Kaya, Andrea Teti & Gennaro Gervasio, Annette Jünemann
    • Date: 20 April 2022 
  • Peace, Security and Conflict in the Middle East
    Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations #4

    The fourth event, held in cooperation with Carnegie Middle East, zooms in peace and security issues, by analyzing the EU’s attitude vis-a-vis some of the most complex conflicts and crises in the Middle East.

    • Speakers: Federica Bicchi, Benedetta Voltolini, Assem Dandashly, Maria Luisa Fantappie, Cornelius Adebahr and Riccardo Alcaro
    • Date: 11 May 2022