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Book Launch. Geopolitics and Expertise: Knowledge and Authority in European Diplomacy (2014)

March 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:A 602 Loeb Building

Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue is pleased to present the following
 Book Launch:

Geopolitics and Expertise: Knowledge and Authority in European Diplomacy (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)

Author and Presenter:
Professor Merje Kuus, University of British Columbia


Manfred Auster, Head of Political and Public Affairs Section, EU Delegation to Canada
Professor David Long, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

March 5 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Room A 602, Loeb Building (Political Science Seminar Room), Carleton University

The event is free of charge. No registration is required.

Merje Kuus is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research focuses on political geography and transnational policy processes. She is the author of Geopolitics Reframed: Security and Identity in Europe’s Eastern Enlargement (2007) and co-editor of the Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (2013). She has also written on security narratives, intellectuals of statecraft, the idea of Europe, and transnational diplomatic practice.

Geopolitics and Expertise is an in-depth exploration of how expert knowledge is created and exercised in European Union institutions. It traces how geopolitical arguments are deployed by foreign policy professionals there and how these practices fit into and transform the social milieu of the European Quarter. Rigorous, empirical, and engaging, the book offers a nuanced analysis of diplomatic practice. It incorporates over 100 interviews with EU foreign policy professionals over the course of seven years.

This event is supported by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, (with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).

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