[Call for Papers] Peace, Justice and Europe in the Age of Geopolitics – PhD Workshop Series

Published 29 May 2024


The T.M.C. Asser Institute’s Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and Leiden University are organising a two-day PhD workshop on the legal implications of the EU’s geopolitical awakening and are inviting current PhD scholars and early career researchers to submit an abstract of max. 800 words by 15 July 2024. The event is a follow-up to the successful PhD workshop that took place on 6-7 May 2024 and is organised jointly by the T.M.C. Asser Institute and Leiden University with the generous financial support of the Municipality of The Hague.

The workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities posed by the EU's growing role as a geopolitical actor in the wake of the war in Ukraine. Participants will discuss how the EU can balance its commitment to multilateralism and international law with its need for strategic autonomy in a complex and uncertain global environment.

Abstracts of no more than 800 words must be submitted by 15 July 2024. Selected participants will be invited to submit a draft paper by 15 October 2024. The papers will be presented and discussed at the workshop, and the organisers aim to publish them in the CLEER paper series subject to peer-review.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to support participation in the workshop. Interested applicants are invited to submit a separate motivated application of up to 300 words.

The workshop is part of a series of events organised by the Asser Institute and Leiden University to foster research on the EU's role in the world. 

Read the full call here.

Key Dates

  • 15 July 2024: abstract submission deadline
  • 15 October 2024: draft paper submission deadline
  • 14 - 15 November 2024: workshop dates