The Strategic Autonomy of the EU

The Strategic Autonomy of the EU

Wednesday 24 March 2021
Wed, 2021-03-24 17:30 - 19:00
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PSIA and CERI present:

The Strategic Autonomy of the EU: The Proof by China?

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm CET

The event is open to all: please register online


In December 2020, the European Union signed an agreement with China to facilitate investments on both sides. This decision shows a certain willingness of the 27 to develop a diplomacy towards China that is independent of the United States. Is it a concrete proof of a European diplomacy that assumes its strategic autonomy and imposes itself as a geopolitical power?

Special advisor to Josep Borrell, Zaki Laïdi will give us his personal analysis of the EU/China relationship. Three Sciences Po's scholars will question him before giving the floor to every participant on zoom.


Guest Speaker:

  • Zaki LaïdiSenior Advisor to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borell; Senior Research Fellow at Sciences Po-CEVIPOF (*)

Discussing with:

  • Stéphanie BalmeDean of Sciences Po Undergraduate College; Professor at PSIA; Research Director at CERI
  • David CamrouxHonorary Research Fellow at CERI; Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po
  • Earl WangDoctoral Researcher in political science at CERI

Chaired by:

  • Christian LequesneProfessor at Sciences Po, former Director of CERI

(*) The speaker’s views are his own and do not engage the EU institutions.

This event is co-organized by the Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI) and the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

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