Public event

CIVICA Conference: Europe and the new global challenges

Join this CIVICA conference on how the social sciences can help us face an uncertain future.

As a key player in an unstable global landscape, Europe is currently facing daunting challenges. Responding to these challenges requires not only a broad and diverse set of actors working across disciplines and sectors, but also careful analysis of our societies and timely advice on policies and solutions.

  • What are critical European and global challenges today?
  • What is the role of social science universities in shaping a response?
  • How can we work together across different levels of society to improve Europe’s resilience to 21st century threats?

This online dissemination conference gathers social science researchers, practitioners and policymakers from CIVICA and beyond to reflect on two key challenges for Europe and the world today: authoritarianism and international security. Speakers will draw on their experiences at the forefront of societal challenges to discuss how our societies can take action in the present to be better prepared for the future.


Welcome remarks

  • •    Cornelia Woll, President of the Hertie School as of 15 March 2022
    •    Kate Vivian, Acting Vice President for International Affairs, Sciences Po (Alliance Coordinator)


  • •    Manon Le Blanc, Head of International Cyber Policy, European External Action Service  
    •    Simon Hix, Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics, European University Institute


  • •    Loïc Azoulai, Professor of European Law, Sciences Po
    •    Louise Marie Hurel Silva Dias, PhD researcher, The London School of Economics and Political Science
    •    Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Security
    •    Zsolt Enyedi, Professor of Political Science, Central European University


  • •    Xymena Kurowska, Associate Professor of International Relations, Central European University