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Masterclass with the German Ambassador on the future of the EU and the role of Germany

  • Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann
Monday 13 March 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Almost sixty years ago, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and The Netherlands signed the treaty of Rome, which paved the way for the European Union in its current form. The historical legacy of the EU reflects an ambitious political project premised on the idea of international cooperation as protective measure of human rights and prosperity.

Today, the European Union faces turbulent times. Having barely recovered from the recent financial and economic crises, it runs into major institutional challenges again, such as the unfolding Brexit, rising populism and volatile international relations. These recent developments raise fundamental questions about the political and economic course of the European Union. The German ambassador to the Netherlands will give a masterclass for Master students on the future of the European Union and the role of Germany as one of the major and founding member states.  

During the masterclass you will get the opportunity to discuss your ideas with the German ambassador concerning a case study of European Affairs, via an abridged version of an Open Situation Room simulation. You will learn from his experience and insights in European Union affairs and international diplomacy.  

Preliminary programme:

17:00 - 17:15   Welcome by the dean of the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, professor A.K. Yesilkagit and dr. C. Braun, associate professor Public Administration

17:15 - 17:30   Introduction by mr. Brengelmann, German Ambassador to the Netherlands

17:30 - 18:15   Open Situation Room simulation

18:15 - 18:55   Group presentations and plenary discussion with the ambassador

18:55                Closing of the meeting; followed by drinks

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