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Nov 262012

Manuel Muniz is a DPhil (PhD) student in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He holds a JD from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Finance from the IEB, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (HKS). His research falls within the field of strategic studies. In particular he is interested in issues related to European and EU defense, as well as transatlantic security more broadly.

Manuel has worked as a research assistant at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a visiting researcher at various European think tanks including the Institute Français de Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris, the Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos (IEEE) in Madrid, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. Furthermore, Manuel has also worked as a course assistant at Harvard’s Kennedy School for Professor Karl Kaiser’s course titled “The United States and Europe in Global Affairs”, and as a teaching assistant at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government for the core course titled “Organization and Practice of Government”.

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Nov 262012

Dr David Cadier is a Teaching Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is affiliated to LSE IDEAS, where he is involved in the running of the Executive Masters Program in Diplomacy and International Strategy, and to the International Relations Department. His research interests include foreign policy analysis, Central Europe, transatlantic relations and EU Eastern policies, topics on which he has published several articles and book chapters. He is currently turning into a book his Doctoral thesis, which analysed the foreign policies of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia since their accession to the EU. David Cadier earned his PhD from Sciences Po Paris in June 2012. He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Washington (2011), a guest researcher at the Prague Institute of International Relations (2010) and a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston (2009). He also had professional experiences with the OSCE, at the Headquarters in Vienna (2007) and at the OSCE Mission to Serbia (2008).

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Nov 202012

Transworld Working Paper 05

by Meltem Müftüler-Baç and
Damla Cihangir

What role does the European integration process play in shaping transatlantic relations, if any? The question brings forth the related issue of whether the EU is able to exercise leadership in fostering changes in the international system and through its relationship with the US. The paper provides a literature review on the EU as a foreign policy actor, specifically the extent to which it contributed to changes in the international system along a multipolar pattern. To do so, the paper looks at the EU’s ability to strengthen multilateralism in international trade, in particular through the WTO and its role in international security through NATO. The paper’s analysis of the EU and its ability to speak with one unified voice is significant in understanding the EU’s role in Transatlantic relations and its ability to become player on its own right with regard to the US.


Nov 172012

How have the Arab uprisings, the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme, and the emergence of unconventional threats such as piracy and terrorism impacted on US and EU relations with the Persian Gulf states?

The topic was debated by experts from the US, the EU and the Gulf convening in Rome for the fifth edition of IAI’s annual Transatlantic Security Symposium.

» Agenda

 Posted by on November 17, 2012