The war in Ukraine and the future of the EU

The War in Ukraine and the Future of the EU

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On 31st March, the DCU Brexit Institute will host a virtual event to discuss the was in Ukraine and the future of the EU. The event will focus on the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the future of EU integration and security.

Following a welcome from Professor Daire Keogh, DCU President, there will be an opening address from Thomas Byrne TD, Minister of State for European Affairs.

This will be followed by a high-level roundtable discussion, chaired by Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe, and featuring:

  • Sacha Garben, Professor of EU Law, College of Europe, Bruges, who will discuss the impact of the war on the EU external relations, including developments in CFSP and CSDP
  • Anand Menon, Professor of West European Politics, King’s College London and Director of UK in a Changing Europe. Anand will address how the war affects EU-UK cooperation in defence and foreign affairs post-Brexit
  • Kenneth McDonagh, Associate Professor of International Relations and Head of the DCU School of Law and Government, who will speak to the Irish response, the changes in EU security and defence and the implications for neutrality
  • Federico Fabbrini, Professor of EU Law at DCU and Director of the DCU Brexit Institute, who will focus on the war’s implications for European integration and EU fiscal capacity and military capability. 

This will be followed by a short presentation on the DCU MA in European Law and Policy 2022-23.

The full programme for this event is now available