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Kolleg-Forschergruppe Newsletter - Nr. 1 / 2018

Aug 21, 2018


Tanja A. Börzel/ Thomas Risse, Image Credit: Martin Funck

Dear friends and colleagues of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe,

Welcome to our final newsletter edition!

Sadly, the vivid time of the KFG has come to an end and we are going to close down the KFG on October 31, 2018, as the second DFG funding period will then be over.

At this place, we want to thank all of you for your interest, dedication and contributions to the KFG! Without your effort, the KFG would not have been as successful as it came out to be! We are sure that our paths will cross again as there are numerous new research projects on their way. Now, we want to inform you a very last time about what happened at the KFG during the last months.

In June, our closing conference “The Transformative Power of Europe Re-Visited” took place. You will find a detailed report about the conference in this newsletter edition, written by our PostDoc Stefano Palestini Céspedes, who was deeply involved in organizing this event. Furthermore, we invite you to watch the Opening Address and two roundtable sessions, recorded at the conference, online.

One of the promising new research projects is EU-LISTCO. Designed as a three-year project under the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, EU-LISTCO recently kicked-off with the conference “Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders”. We invite you to inform yourselves by reading a short report on the conference and a short project description in this newsletter.

We have also been present at this year’s ISA. Our joint reception together with the SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) will be reviewed by PhD candidate Stephan Lutzenberger in the following.

Furthermore, we would like to congratulate KFG-Alumni Etel Solingen, who received the 2018 William and Katherine Estes Award. Read about her outstanding work in this newsletter edition. And of course we congratulate Oheneba Boateng, Maria Debre and Dingnan Wang on successfully defending their dissertations. In the “Famous Last Words” section, you will find goodbye statements with some brief impressions about their time at the KFG.

Our Working Paper authors have been very active within the last months. Therefore, we proudly present to you No. 80-90 of our KFG Working Paper Series in this newsletter edition. Below, you will find the abstracts and download links to access every single new-published Working Paper. Please note that No. 84-89 are pre-published book chapters of the upcoming publication “European Integration Theory” (3rd edition/ Oxford University Press). Additionally, we invite you to have a look at a list of selected publications, (co-)authored by current and former KFG fellows and published in 2018.

Again, thanks to all of you for accompanying the KFG during the last years. We wish you all the best for your future activities!

Best regards,

Tanja A. Börzel, Thomas Risse & the KFG Team

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Report: KFG Closing Conference „The Transformative Power of Europe Re-Visited“

KFG Conference at Harnack Haus, Image Credit: Offenblende

The Closing Conference entitled “The Transformative Power of Europe Re-Visited” took place between 7-9 June 2018 at the Harnack House in Berlin-Dahlem. With more than 130 participants, most of them researchers, alumni, and former fellows of the KFG, it was a major event. As indicated by the title, the conference was an opportunity to review the main research questions that have oriented the KFG for the past ten years, and moreover, to present and discuss its major outcomes and achievements in terms of its knowledge production, and in light of the new political challenges that have affected Europe and beyond.

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Video Recordings Online: Watch the Closing Conference’s Opening Address and two Roundtable Sessions

As our conference participants may have noticed, many cameras were present at our closing conference "The Transformative Power of Europe Re-Visited" that took place on June 8/9 2018 at the "Harnack Haus". Now, three panels have been edited and are ready for watching. Please klick on "read more" to access the videos.

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New Associated Project: EU-LISTCO’s Kick-Off Conference

EU-LISTCO Conference, Image Credit: Offenblende

EU-LISTCO’s kick-off conference entitled ‘Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders’ took place in Berlin from April 25 to April 27, 2018. The conference officially started the three-year research project and aimed at three goals.

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Review: Joint Reception at the ISA 2018

Reception at ISA 2018

From April 4 to April 7, 2018, the 59th Annual Convention of International Studies Association (ISA) took place in San Francisco under the headline „Power of Rules and Rule of Power“. ISA’s Annual Convention is the world’s biggest conference in International Relations with around 5000 contributors and visitors.

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Famous Last Words: Maria Debre and Oheneba Boateng

Maria Debre/ Oheneba Boateng

Maria Debre and Oheneba Boateng tell us about their stay at the KFG.

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New Working Papers (No. 80-90)

KFG Working Paper Series

During the year, especially during the last few months, we published many new Working Papers. Please note that No. 84-89 are pre-published book chapters of the upcoming publication “European Integration Theory” (3rd edition/ Oxford University Press), edited by Tanja A. Börzel, Thomas Risse and Antje Wiener.

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