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Published July 23, 2020
The Centennial Summer Speaker Series -- sponsored by the University of Wyoming's Center for Global Studies and the Centennial Branch Library -- will have a virtual program through Zoom Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
The panelists are Professors Thomas Risse and Tanja Börzel, both from the Freie Universität Berlin; and Jean Garrison and Stephanie Anderson, both UW professors. Anderson will be the program’s moderator.
The panelists will discuss “U.S.-Trans-Atlantic Relations in the COVID-19 Era.” To receive a Zoom link, email Kehli Hazlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing tensions within the NATO alliance, and between the U.S. and European Union (EU), have been ongoing since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. In the discussion, the panelists will discuss the importance of the trans-Atlantic relationship from both regional and global contexts, and address ongoing challenges in the COVID-19 era.
About the program’s speakers and moderator:
-- Anderson is the head of the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies. Her research focuses on the nexus between European Union identity and security policy. She has held senior fellow positions at the Europa-Institute at the University of Basel in Switzerland; at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe-Transformative Power of Europe at the Freie Universität Berlin; and at the EU Centre in Singapore. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England.
-- Börzel is a political science professor and the chair for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. She earned a doctoral degree in political and social sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
She is the director of the Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script," as well as the Horizon 2020 collaborative projects "EU-STRAT-The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment" and "EU-LISTCO-Europe's External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders.”
She also directs the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence’s "Europe and its Citizens."
-- Garrison is the interim director for UW’s Center for Global Studies and the director of the Office of Engagement and Outreach. In fall 2015, she was a fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe-Transformative Power of Europe at the Freie Universität Berlin; is the past recipient of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship; and has worked in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in the U.S. State Department.
Her teaching and research interests focus on U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on U.S.-China relations, leadership, small group dynamics and energy security. She holds a B.A. from UW and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
-- Risse is the director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. He was joint chair of international relations at the European University Institute's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Social and Political Sciences in Florence, Italy.
His previous teaching and research appointments include the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, the University of Konstanz; Cornell, Harvard, Yale and Stanford universities; UW; and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt in 1987.
About the Center for Global Studies (CGS)
The four primary areas of focus are faculty international research opportunities; enhancement of graduate and undergraduate international education through student international research and internship opportunities; enhancing engagement with international issues by sponsoring on and off-campus speakers and symposia; and program development through collaboration with external agencies.
“With an interdisciplinary collaborative research approach and commitment to statewide engagement, CGS provides a model by which to build leadership, excellence and in-depth problem resolution-orientated scholarship and creative activities that serve people in our communities, our state, the nation and the world,” Garrison says.
For more information about CGS, visit www.uwyo.edu/geo/cgs/index.html.