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10: The European Union as a Regional and Global Security Actor

Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

As outlined in the European Security Strategy (ESS) agreed in December
2003, the European Union (EU), through its Common Foreign and Security
Policy (CFSP) including its European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP),
will aim at establishing itself as a regional and global actor in crisis
management. The Seminar will summarize the historical developments in
order to achieve a better understanding of the current issues. The main
focus, however, will be on the ongoing discussions as well as on actual
developments, providing a critical look into the subjects in question. With
regards to the political discourse(s) within the EU possible future
developments will be outlined.

Director, EU-Russia Centre; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels
Researcher, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Managment, National Defence Academy, Vienna Chair
Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Dr. Fraser CAMERON

Director, EU-Russia Centre; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels

1970 Educated at the University of St Andrews where he received an honours degree, Master of Arts, in Political Science and History
1973 Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge
1973-1974 Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg
1974-1975 Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Kent
1975-1989 Member of the British Diplomatic Service serving inter alia in Bonn and East Berlin
1990 Joined the European Commission and was closely involved in policy issues related to the external relations of the EU
1999-2001 Head of the Political and Academic Affairs Section in the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington D.C. As an adviser in DG Relex he has worked on issues such as global governance, transatlantic relations, Asia, CFSP and enlargement.
2002-2006 Joined the EPC on secondment from the Commission
 He has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured widely in the US, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe. He has presented papers at numerous international conferences and is a well-known media commentator and conference moderator.
 Fraser Cameron is Director of the EU-Russia Centre. He is also Director of EuroFocus-Brussels, an adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Senior Advisor at the European Policy Centre (EPC), Brussels.

Dr. Gerald HAINZL

Researcher, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Managment, National Defence Academy, Vienna

 Studium Afrikanistik, Politikwissenschaften und Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
 Doktoratstudium Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
seit 1996 BMLV (Bundesheer)
seit 2004 Institut für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien


Chair, International Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1977 Law Studies in Vienna (Dr. iur.)
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1996-1999 Deputy Political Director, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Federal Chancellor of Austria in the Commission on the Reform of the Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York (President of the Security Council in November 2009)
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin


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