Graham Avery, Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University, Senior Adviser at the European Policy Centre, Brussels, and Honorary Director-General of the European Commission will give a public lecture entitled The European Union's Foreign Policy: What's New? on May 13th, 10.15-11.45 at the University of Tartu EuroCollege (Lossi 3-306).
During his career in Brussels in the European Commission (1973-2006), Mr Avery worked in agricultural policy, foreign affairs, enlargement policy, and the cabinets of the President and other Commissioners. His last post was as Director for Strategy, Coordination and Analysis in the Directorate General for External Relations.
He has been Secretary General of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (2006-8), Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, Florence (2002-3, 2009, 2010), Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin (2003-5), Fellow at the Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University (1986-7), European in Residence at Canterbury University, New Zealand (2006) and Practitioner Fellow of the Sussex European Institute.
One of the aims of Mr Avery's visit is to discuss possible cooperation with the Centre of EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu (CEURUS). The Centre brings together academics and experts in order to study the evolving relationship between the European Union and the Russian Federation. More information about CEURUS is available at http://www.sotsiaalteadused.ut.ee/RTI_eng/res/CEURUS
The event is organized by the UT Centre of EU-Russia Studies, EuroCollege and the Institute of Government and Politics.