The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Podcast: Episode 9: Heidi Maurer and Sophie Vériter on the Future of Diplomacy in Europe In this episdoe, Sophie (Leiden University) and I talked about our recent contributions to the special issue “Diplomacy and COVID-19” in the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. We explain why you should read our articles, we synthesizeContinue reading “The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast”

Interview with Agencia EFE: Spain’s International News Agency

I talked to Viviana García, Deputy Bureau Chief of Agencia EFE – Spain’s International News Agency about the EU-UK disagreement about the diplomatic recognition of the EU ambassador in London: https://www.clarin.com/agencias/efe-embajador-ue-nueva-friccion-londres-bruselas_0_P5XTRr8cw.html

UK refuses to grant diplomatic status to the EU ambassador in London, causing a row. Why does it matter?

more details on BBC or The Guardian The decision to not grant diplomatic status to the EU ambassador is a political one. Legally there is no automatic need to do so, but at the same time it is legally no problem for the EU and UK to agree on such a status. If both partiesContinue reading “UK refuses to grant diplomatic status to the EU ambassador in London, causing a row. Why does it matter?”

Encompass opinion: The EU’s Political and Security Committee: still in the shadows but no longer governing?

In this Encompass opinion piece Nick Wright and I synthesize our research findings about the impact about the institutional Lisbon Treaty changes on the involvment of member states in European foreign policy-making. see https://encompass-europe.com/comment/the-eus-political-and-security-committee-still-in-the-shadows-but-no-longer-governing

New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions

Now online in OPEN ACCESS: Maurer, H., & Wright, N. (2020). A New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(4), 556-568. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/1871191X-BJA10039 Summary Can diplomacy work without physical presence? International relations scholars consider the European Union (EU) the most institutionalised case ofContinue reading “New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions”

How to teach comfortably in an online world: the core principles of learning

A Loop blogpost, with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): https://theloop.ecpr.eu/how-to-teach-comfortably-in-an-online-world-the-core-principles-of-learning/ Keep it simple and purposeful Listen and learn, but – most importantly – adapt to what you feel comfortable with Learning is a social interaction, allow yourself and your students to remember that