Europe in Transition

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

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


14.30Arrival and Registration


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


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


16:00Q&A and Discussion


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



16:40Open 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.




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The event will be in English.

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House No. 4, Street 462 Khan Charmkar Mon, P.O. Box 944,
Phnom Penh
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Dr. Daniel Schmücking

Daniel Schmuecking

Leiter des Auslandsbüros Kambodscha und des Auslandsbüros Philippinen

daniel.schmuecking@kas.de +855 23 966 176

Robert Hör

Robert Hoer