Europe in Transition

A Pillar of the Liberal World Order or Object of Populist Seduction?

March 21 Wednesday


March 21, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00


KAS Office Cambodia, Street 462, Khan Charmkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia



The Public Lecture "Europe in Transition: A Pillar of the Liberal World Order or Object of Populist Seduction?" will be hold at KAS office on the 21st of March 2018. Please register online.

The Program

14.30 Arrival and Registration

15:00 Welcome remarks Dr. Daniel SCHMÜCKING, KAS Country Representative for Cambodia

15:10 Presentation Prof Dr. Segbers, Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

16:00 Q&A and Discussion

16:30 Closing Remarks, Dr. Daniel SCHMÜCKING, KAS Country Representative for Cambodia

16:40 Open End Networking and Fingerfood

About the Topic

The European Union (EU) is both a success story and an organization that has to learn how to reorient itself in a world that is fundamentally changing. China, Russia and the U.S.A. are moving away from a rule-based international order. On the other hand, rules are the core ratio of the European Union. Trans-border flows are threatening the regulatory capabilities of nation states and the EU, as an organization based on rules, needs to be better prepared for this. At the same time, populism is on the rise and people have started electing populists in governments all over the world. The complexities related to globalization invite populist parties, left or right, to lure the people into believing that there are simple responses to difficult challenges. It is in this light that the question arises: “What are the prospects for the European Union, and, ultimately, what does the future hold for the global (dis)order in this context?” After a short introduction of the most pressing issues the EU currently has to face, Prof. Segbers will draw closer attention to the topic of populism and, eventually, take a look at the future, the limitations and possibilities, of this one-of-a-kind organization.

About Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers

Segbers holds the Chair of Political Science at the Institute for East European Studies (OEI) and is professor for International Relations at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science (OSI) at FU Berlin. He has been working as a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin since 1996. He is also the director of the Center for Global Politics (CGP), which – aside from a series of seasonal schools – offers distance learning programs in global politics. At CGP he focuses on designing innovative concepts of knowledge-building and transfer, including the development of e-education and blended learning programs in international contexts.

His academic expertise extends to the areas of foreign policy analysis and international relations, in particular international political economy and issues of globalization, German external relations, comparative transformation studies and global city regions. He also advises the German government and others on foreign policy questions.

First come, first served due to limited seats. Therefore reserve your seat and use our online registration!

The event will be in English.


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Contact person

Daniel Schmücking

Representative to Cambodia

Daniel Schmücking
Phone +855 23 966 176
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English

Robert Hör

Program Manager

Robert Hör
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Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français