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Workshop: “The European Union and Russia: Where Now?”

January 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location:Senate Room, 6th floor, Room 608 Robertson Hall

The Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighborhood (EUREAST) will host a half-day workshop at which European, Russian, and Canadian experts will discuss the current state and future directions for relations between the European Union and Russia in the face of the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions regimes.

The event will also highlight the launch of a newly published book, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (Routledge, 2018).

A light lunch will be provided for participants at 12:00PM. Registration is required if you will attend the lunch. Register here for the lunch.

Workshop Program (draft):

12:00PM  Light Lunch

12:30PM  Welcoming Comments and Introduction

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University

12:45-2:15PM  Diverging Perceptions in EU-Russian Relations

Chair: David Long, Carleton University


Tom Casier, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent
The disintegration of EU-Russia relations: Is there a way back?

Tatiana Romanova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
The EU’s concept of resilience and its effect on EU-Russian relations.

Commentator: Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University

2:30-2:45PM  Coffee Break

2:45-4:15PM  Key Arenas of EU-Russian Interaction: Pathways to a Common Narrative?

Chair: Tom Casier, University of Kent


Crina Viju, Carleton University
Trade, sanctions, and economic issues in EU-Russian Relations.

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
Alternative paradigms for EU-Russian neighbourhood relations:  Which way forward?

Licínia Simão, University of Coimbra, Portugal (via video link)
Can the unravelling European security regime be saved?

Commentator: Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University

4:15-5:00PM  Closing Roundtable

Chair: Mikhail Zherebtsov, Carleton University

Event contact: Idris Colakovic

This workshop is supported by Carleton University, by Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, and by the Jean Monnet Chair in “EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EUREAST) which receives funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.