Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 04 December 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Trump and Brexit: New Challenges for NATO and the EU?

Stephanie Hofmann, Professor, International Relations/Political science

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Genève

The transatlantic security relationship has undergone some major challenges since President Trump was voted into power and the British government decided to make the Brexit referendum binding. NATO allies will have to face forceful criticism towards their defence spending and EU member states will see one of their biggest net contributors to the European security policy leave the Union.

This Lunch Briefing will discuss whether these challenges are detrimental to NATO and the EU security relationships or whether they might provide opportunities for both organisations and security efforts.

Stephanie Hofmann is Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Programme Co-Director of the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making at the Institute. Previously, she held visiting research positions at the European University Institute, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Columbia University and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. Her research centres on international/regional organisations, European and international security, networks, and global order. She also taught academic and policy-oriented audiences in Jerusalem, Rome, Tbilisi and Yerevan. Her first book, European Security in NATO’s Shadow: Party Ideologies and Institution Building, was published by Cambridge University Press (2013).