The conference brings together distinguished international experts from different academic back-grounds. It is part of a series of European conferences – the Hamburg-Vigoni Forum - launched by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at University of Hamburg and Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue.
Monday, 29 November 2021
13:30 CET: Welcome address by Prof. Markus Kotzur and Eva Leptien,
University of Hamburg
13:45-15:30 CET: The EU as an international actor:
Classifying statehood and justifying state behavior
Keynotes by Prof. Henk Botha, Stellenbosch University, Prof. Liu Lirong, Fudan University, and Prof. Chin-peng Chu, National Dong Hwa University
Moderator: Eva Leptien, University of Hamburg
16:00-17:30 CET: Perspectives on cultural, political and legal identity.
One Europe and many Europeans?
Keynotes by Prof. J.H.H. Weiler, New York University, and Prof. Eli Salz-berger, University of Haifa
Moderator: Prof. Markus Kotzur, University of Hamburg
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
13:30-15:30 CET: Losing leadership? Perceptions of the EU with regards to environmen-tal/climate policy and the enforcement of human rights
Keynotes by Prof. Ingo Sarlet; Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, and Prof. R. Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University
Moderator: Manuela Niehaus, University of Hamburg
16:00-17:45 CET: Looking in, looking out and looking further
Keynotes by Prof. Alberto van Klaveren, Universidad de Chile, and Dr. Anne Dienelt, Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Hamburg
Moderator: Dr. Holger Niemann, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
17:45 CET: Closing remarks, Prof. Markus Kotzur, University of Hamburg