The Europe Center was pleased to host Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP), at Stanford University on May 7th. HRVP Ashton’s address to a capacity audience of Stanford senior scholars is part of the Europe Center’s program focused on European and EU regional and global relations. The event co-sponsors - the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Hoover Institution - speaks to the esteem and the interest that multiple partners share in engaging the European Union’s highest foreign policy official. Read more »
Meeting the Challenge
Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Francesca Giovannini, TEC and CISAC Post-Doctoral Fellow, discusses how this is now changing, with the EU clearly taking the lead in global nuclear governance and how this assumption of a global leadership role presents both opportunities and challenges within the EU.
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