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Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs

1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor Sven Biscop

Professor, Ghent University and Egmont Institute, Belgium

Professor Sven Biscop

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop obtained his degree in Political Science at Ghent University (Belgium) in 1998, winning the best thesis award for his work on European defence. Subsequently awarded the Paul-Henri Spaak PhD scholarship of the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders, he defended his dissertation in Ghent in 2002, published as Euro-Mediterranean Security: A Search for Partnership (Ashgate, 2003). Currently Sven is the Director of Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, which he joined in 2002, and a Professor at the Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS) at Ghent University. His research and teaching focus on the strategies of the European Union, NATO and their Member States. In 2015, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Dr. Biscop was made an Honorary Fellow of the EU’s European Security and Defence College (ESDC). Dr. Biscop co-edits the European Strategy & Security book series for Routledge with Richard Whitman; and with Knud Erik Jorgensen he co-edits Global Affairs, the journal of the European International Studies Association (EISA). He is the editor-in-chief of the Egmont Papers, and a member of the editorial board of the journals European Security (UK) and The International Organisations Research Journal (Russia). Dr. Biscop’s latest book is European Strategy in the 21st Century – New Future for Old Power (Routledge, 2019). In 2017 he was awarded the order of merit of the Republic of Austria (Grosses Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste).

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