Dirk De Bièvre spoke, on March 29th, 2021, at a French-language webconference titled ‘Transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA’ (La coopération transatlantique au-delà du CETA). Professor De Bièvre spoke specifically to the paradox of strength and weakness in the European Union’s trade policy, as part of a group discussion titled ‘The rise of local concerns regarding bilateral and multilateral trade and its consequences: towards a more democratic process?’ (La montée des préoccupations locales au sujet du commerce multilatéral et bilatéral et de son impact : vers une meilleure prise en compte des exigences démocratiques?).

A recording is available here.

The event was organized by the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles, with support from the Canadian Embassy in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Dirk De Bièvre is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Antwerp. His teaching at the MA level focuses on Theories of International Relations, Research Design for the MA thesis, and International Political Economy. At the BA level, he offers a reading seminar on international politics. His research is concerned with regulatory and judicial politics, interest group politics, and political economy in the EU and the World Trade Organization. His research has been funded by the Volkswagen-Stiftung, the EU Framework program, the EU Horizon 2020 program, the European Science Foundation, the Research Foundation Flanders FWO and the Research Fund of the University of Antwerp. He previously was postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, and in 2014-15, a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Government at the LSE. He is a steering group member of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations and member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy and Politics and Governance.