2015 School on the European Union European Union in the Face of


2015 School on the European Union European Union in the Face of
2015 School on the European Union
European Union in the Face of New Challenges
Getulio Vargas Foundation – Praia de Botafogo, room 306 (Tuesaday) / 307
Rio de Janeiro, May 12th-13th, 2015
Ton Dassen (Master, Eindhoven University of Technology) is
program manager, since 2007, at Netherlands Environmental
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, since 2005.
From 1998 to 2005 he was a Senior Researcher at National
Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and
researcher, from 1991 to 1998 at the National Aerospace Laboratory. He is
author of:
“Smart about Cities: visualizing the challenge for 21st century
urbanism”, PBL, 2014.
“The Sustainable City: An Analytical–Deliberative Approach to Assess
Policy in the Context of Sustainable Urban Development”, PBL, 2012.
“Assessment of the Human Environment 2012”, PBL, 2012.
Thanos Dokos (PhD, Cambridge University) is the DirectorGeneral of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign
Policy (ELIAMEP). He has held research posts at the
Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (1989-90)
and the Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA)
at Harvard University (1990-91). He served as the Director for Research,
Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of National Defense (1996-98) and
as an Advisor on NATO issues to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-1999). He
was a NATO research fellow for 1996-98. He has taught at the University of
Athens and the University of Piraeus, the Hellenic National Defense College,
the Diplomatic Academy and the Hellenic National Security School. His recent
publications include:
“Energy developments and Greek foreign policy” (with Theodore
Tsakiris), ELIAMEP Policy Papers, Athens, February 2012.
“The difficult relationship between accounting and geopolitics”,
Europe’s World, April, 2013.
“Greece can still be a geopolitical asset for the EU’, Europe’s World,
summer, 2013.
Miriam Saraiva (PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
is professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
She was coordinator of the Rio de Janeiro State University’s
Graduate Program in International Affairs (2009-2012). She
was Co-chair of the EU-Latin American Section of the Latin
American Studies Association (2009-2012). In 2013 she was
appointed as the first Rio Branco Chair in International
Relations in the University of Oxford, where she carried out a research on
Strategies and Partnerships for Brazil in a Changing Global Order: the Place of
the European Union'. Her main research interests include Brazilian Foreign
Policy, Mercosur and Brazil-Argentina relations, European Foreign Policy and
South American integration. Her most recent publications includes:
“Brasil, América Laatina e a União Europeia diante de novas agendas
globais” In: Fundação Konrad Adenauer. (Org.). A União Europeia
alargada em tempos de novos desafios. 1ed.Rio de Janeiro: Fundação
Konrad Adenauer, 2015, v. 4, p. 153-162.
“Emerging powers in the network order: the case of Brazil” (with
Daniel Flemes) Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, v. 57, p.
214-232, 2014.
“Encontros e desencontros: o lugar da Argentina na política externa
brasileira” 1ª ed. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2012.
David Spence (PhD, Sciences-Po) is a Visiting Fellow at the
European Institute at the London School of Economics.
Until 2011, he was Minister Counsellor with special
responsibility for human security and disarmament at the
European Union delegation to the United Nations in
Geneva. Until 2003, he was the Commission representative
in the G8 and EU Council Terrorism Working Groups. In 2006, Dr. Spence was
seconded by the European Commission as senior political advisor to the
Special Representative of the United Nations for the Elections in the Ivory
Coast. His most recent publications are:
Days of Dogs and Roses: the European Commission between foreign
policy and external relations in Revue des Affaires européennes,
Fundación Dialnet, 2009-2010/1.
constructed EU governance policy and how it attempts to export it in J.
Wunnerlich and D. Bailey, The EU and Global Governance, Routledge,
The Early Days of the European External Action Service: A Practitioner’s
View, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2012.