Associate Professor Thilo Bodenstein made a presentation during a round table debate on March 23 organized by Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) to celebrate the launch of the special issue of Development Policy Review. The issue, which is available for free download until April 23, focuses on the effect that recent crises inside Europe (such as Brexit and migration) are having on European development cooperation.
European Union Policy-making and Governance
In the first university-wide seminar of the academic year, Karl Hall (Department of History, CEU) moderated a discussion with Nick Sitter (School of Public Policy, CEU), Svein S. Andersen (BI Norwegian Business School), and Andreas Goldthau (Royal Holloway, University of London) on the changing geopolitics of oil and gas on the global and European levels.
In his dissertation "Possibilities and Limits of Cross-Country Administrative Cooperation at Europe's Fringes: A Process Perspective on EU Twinning in Moldova and Lebanon," Stefan Roch, who successfully defended on November 11, explored how EU Twinning projects support reform processes within beneficiary organizations. "A lot of research has been done on the impact of Twinning projects," Roch noted, "but not much has been done from a process perspective. I wanted to look at administrative cooperation from this angle to find out if and how these projects succeed."
Zintis Hermansons (MPA '15) has been working at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia since graduating from SPP. As senior expert at the Regional Policy Department, Hermansons is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the territorial impact of various EU-funded programs on regional development in Latvia. He has also been selected to be a delegate from Latvia in the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee that is working on territorial monitoring.
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