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EUTOPIAn Futures: The future of Europe and the role of Higher Education in shaping it - a conversation with Federica Mogherini, Jonathan Holslag and Luc Soete
Universities operate in turbulent times, and innovative ways of thinking, working, learning and researching together, locally and globally, are needed to face today’s and tomorrow’s grand societal challenges.
So how is Higher Education best organized in order to rise to its infinitely ambitious goals?

With EUTOPIAn Futures, EUTOPIA wants to stimulate reflection on this very topic.

EUTOPIAn Futures: the future of Europe and the role of Higher Education in shaping it - join EUTOPIA, Brussels School of Governance and College of Europe in a conversation with rector Federica Mogherini, professor Jonathan Holslag and professor Luc Soete.

Speakers (see their bio under the registration section):
> Rector Federica Mogherini

> Professor Jonathan Holslag

> Professor Luc Soete

> Students of EUTOPIA, Brussels School of Governance and College of Europe

Agenda:
19.00 - Introduction by professor Luc Soete
19.15 - Intervention by rector Federica Mogherini
19.30 - Intervention by professor Jonathan Holslag
19.45 - Panel debate with students of EUTOPIA, Brussels School of Governance and College of Europe
20.45 - Closing remarks by professor Luc Soete

This virtual event is organized by EUTOPIA European University in the context of EUTOPIA week, in cooperation with Brussels School of Governance and College of Europe.

Apr 13, 2021 07:00 PM in Brussels

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Speakers

Federica Mogherini
She is the Rector of the College of Europe (Bruges/Natolin) since September 2020. She currently also co-chairs the United Nations High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. Previously she has served as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-2019). Prior to this, she was Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014), and a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2008-2014). Federica Mogherini is a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, member of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, member of the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, and member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute for
Jonathan Holslag
He is Belgian professor, author, and policy advisor. Holslag is a professor of International Politics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he teaches Diplomatic History and International Politics. He also lectures on geopolitics at various defense academies in Europe and the NATO Defense College. He was invited as a guest lecturer to various universities, including the Central Party School of China, the Harvard Kennedy School, and Sciences Po, Paris. Since 2015, Jonathan was a special adviser to the First Vice-President of the European Commission, until he resigned in 2020. He also was a visiting fellow at the Nobel Institute, a Rockefeller Fellow and is Benelux Secretary of the Trilateral Commission. Professor Holslag furthermore serves as a reserve officer in the Belgian Armed Forces.
Luc Soete
He is a Professor and the Dean of the Brussels School of Governance, linked to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) He is also a Honorary Professor of international economics at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He is also Vice-Chairman of the supervisory board of the Technical University Delft (TUD) and a member of CDHO (“Commissie Doelmatigheid Hoger Onderwijs”), a commission advising the Dutch Ministry for Education. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Sussex Business School and of the Advisory Board of the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. He is also a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). His research interests focus on the economics of innovation and technological change as well as the related policy and measurement issues, both at national and regional/local level as well as at European and international level.