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Building European Sovereignty in Times of Geopolitical Turmoil

November 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

In recent years, Europe has faced major foreign policy challenges – including the 2008 global financial crisis, the migration crisis of 2015, the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine. At the same time, Europe has had to grapple with issues such as China’s global ambitions and the rise of populism.

In a European context, foreign policy is shaped at the national level, but it is coordinated to some degree within the frameworks of the European Union, NATO, and to a certain degree, other multilateral frameworks such as the G7 and the United Nations. How has the war in Ukraine impacted European foreign policy, and what are the prospects for the future development of European foreign and security policy against the backdrop of this conflict? How do countries manage to balance national interests and policies with coordinated multilateral efforts? Join the American Council on Germany for a discussion about European sovereignty with Dr. Jana Puglierin, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and head of its Berlin office.

Dr. Jana Puglierin is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and has been Head of its Berlin office since January 2020. Her work focuses on German and European foreign, security, and defense policy, as well as Germany’s role in Europe and transatlantic relations. She also directs ECFR’s Re:shape Global Europe project, which seeks to develop new strategies for Europeans to understand and engage with the changing international order.

She headed the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) from December 2015 to December 2019 and was a research fellow with its Berlin Future Forum from September 2013 to November 2015. Before joining DGAP, she worked as an adviser for a member of the Bundestag on disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation, as well as German and European foreign and security policy. Between 2003 and 2010, she was a researcher and lecturer to the chair of political science and contemporary history as well as in the program for North American studies at the University of Bonn. In the summer of 2010, she held a lectureship at the Chemnitz University of Technology.

After her Abitur in Siegen in 1997, she spent a year in Paris – where she completed the Cours de civilization française de la Sorbonne. She then studied political science, public law, and sociology at the University of Bonn from 1998 to 2003, as well as at Venice International University for a semester in 2002. In studying for her doctorate at the University of Bonn, she focused on the life and thought of political scientist John Herz and conducted research in the United States.

Dr. Puglierin was an associate at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin from October 2010 to October 2011. In November 2017, she was a visiting fellow at the American-German Situation Room, a joint initiative of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the German Marshall Fund. She was part of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts between 2007 and 2016.


November 1, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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