July 8, 2020 | The European Union in the 21st Century: Internal and External Challenges
Instructor: Dr. Ulrich Brückner
Language of instruction: English
As part of the digital lecture series, this session will highlight one of our regular FUBiS courses. The instructor will introduce themselves talk a little bit about their experience teaching at FUBiS, and give a short lecture on one of the course’s key topics. Interested in taking the full course the next time it is offered? Continue reading below to find out more.
Description of the regular FUBiS course:
The course will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe and explain the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure up to today.
Internal politics and policies, for example the decision-making process, the balance of power, identity and democratic questions in this new system of governance will be discussed. Likewise in the realm of external affairs, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, relations with neighbors and with developing countries will be our concern. Particularly important aspects include the discussion on future expansion as well as the consequences of the financial crisis and the Lisbon Treaty.
To read the full course description and access the detailed syllabus, please click here.