Provisional Programme

'Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads'

UACES Student Forum Research Conference 2017, Newcastle University

This programme is subject to change.

Breakout sessions and lunch will take place in the Politics Building (37 on campus map available here).

Plenary sessions will take place in the Law Building (38 on campus map).

Monday 3rd July 2017

08:30 09:00 Registration & morning tea and coffee
09:00 09:15

Welcome Address

09:15 10:45

Roundtable: 'Implications of Brexit from a Local Perspective'

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)

10:45 11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15 12:45

Breakout Session 1

Panel A – Theorising the European Space

Venue – G.22

Chair: Dr Kyle Grayson (Newcastle University)

  • Ana Flamind: 'European Decadence, A Perennial Fear: Looking at Historical Discourses of European Decadence'
  • Russell Foster: 'Remembrance of Things Past: Eschatologies of a Post-Union Europe'
  • Max Steuer: 'A Different Union Being Created? Newspaper Portrayal of the EU in Crises in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary'

Panel B – Security and Defence Cooperation in Europe

Venue – G.25

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)

  • Nele Marianne Ewers-Peter: 'EU-NATO Cooperation: Past, Present and Future for Inter-Organisational Relations'
  • Lee Turpin: 'UK-EU Security and Defence Cooperation: A Neoclassical Realist Approach'
  • Agata Mazurkiewicz: 'NATO and the EU towards Civil-Military Relations in Military Operations'
12:45 13:45


13:45 15:15

Breakout Session 2

Panel A – Contemporary European Legal Challenges

Venue – G.22

Chair: Pawel Pustelnik (Cardiff University)

  • Emilie Ghio: 'The EU Incremental Approach to Cross-Border Insolvency: From the Instanbul Convention to the Proposal for a Directive'
  • Eva Saeva: 'Harmful Cyber Operations in the EU Bridging the Gap Between EU and National legal Approaches'
  • Charles O'Sullivan: 'The Spectre of the 'Welfare Tourist' within the Judgments of the CJEU'

Panel B – Applied EU Studies Theories

Venue – G.25

Chair: Dr Katharine Wright (University of Winchester)

  • Chiara Bonaiuti: 'Dynamics and Dysfunctions of the Europeanisation Process fo Arms Transfers Control Regulations:An Institutional Perspective'
  • Ioana Lungu: 'Historical Institutionalism and the Evolution of the EU's Energy Policy'
  • Michael Amoah Awuah: 'European Union Energy Regionalism: An Evolution of a Model Energy Governance Process'
15:15 15:45 Refreshment Break
15:45 17:15

Breakout Session 3

Panel A – Free Movement of Persons and Fundamental Rights

Venue – G.22

Chair: Dr Francesco De Cecco (Newcastle University)

  • Clare Rice: ''Brexit' and Anti-Discrimination Law in Northern Ireland'
  • Kamila Feddek: 'Europe at a Crossroads – Questions About the Status of EU Citizens in the UK after Brexit'

Panel B – Enlargement and the Eastern Partnership

Venue – G.25

Chair: Quincy Cloet (Aberystwyth University)

  • Hristina Runceva: 'EU Perspectives: Is the EU Trying to Restart the European Integration of the Western Balkans?'
  • Blerim Vela: 'Conceptualising the Impact of the EU Accession Process on the Functioning of National Parliaments in Potential EU Candidate Countries'
17:15 20:00

Drinks at Bar Loco

22 Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle Upon Tune, NE1 4PG


Tuesday 4th July 2017

09:00 09:30 Registration and morning tea and coffee
09:30 11:00

Breakout Session 4

Panel A – Conceptualising the EU's Approach to External Migration

Venue – G.22

Chair: Professor Anthony Zito (Newcastle University)

  • Rachael Dickson: 'Expanding the Theoretical Framework for Understanding EU Migration Management: Foucault, Governmentality and Domopolitics'
  • Gabor Veto: 'The Structural Asymmetry of the Common European Asylum System'
  • Amy Manktelow: 'Goodbye or See You Soon? An Analysis of Change and Continuity in External Migration Policy between the UK's Entry and Pending Exit from the European Union'

Panel B – European Institutional Adaptation

Venue – G.25

Chair: Dr Philip Daniels (Newcastle University)

  • David Moloney: 'The Bible – The European Council’s Task Force Report on Economic Governance'
  • Ragnar Weilandt: 'EU External Action after Brexit'
11:00 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 13:00

Breakout Session 5

Panel A – Democracy and Campaigns in Europe

Venue – G.22

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)

  • Anna Wambach: ''Frankly, the British People Need a Choice': A Critical Discourse Analysis of EU News Coverage during the 2015 General Election Campaign'
  • Alexandra Uibariu: 'Old Wine in New Bottles: Chronic Political Criminality in New Democracies – A Tale of Supposedly-Reformed Communists vs. the Romanian Diaspora'
  • Alexandros Kyriakidis: 'The EU Democratic Deficit in the Eurozone Governance before and after the Eurozone Crisis: Lessons Learned or Opportunities Missed?'

Panel B – EU Trade and Foreign Policies

Venue – G.25

Chair: Dr Mark Langan (Newcastle University)

  • Jordi Mas: 'Concluding Inter-regional Agreements: Looking at EU Trade Partners’ Single Voice'
  • Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters: 'The EU as an Interorganisational Influencer? Two Cases'
  • Preksha Shree Chhetri: 'The European Union in the Era of Trade Corridors'
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30

Roundtable: 'The Future of European Studies'

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)


Conference closes


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