7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 10 November 2021

The Implications of AUKUS for European Defence and Security

An event organised by the Society of International Security of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in collaboration with the Centre for Britain and Europe, focussing on new developments in the field of European security and defence and the implications of the recent AUKUS deal. 


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  • Prof. Dr. Klemens H. Fischer
  • Dylan Macchiarini Crosson

Currently, the European Union faces fundamental political challenges concerning the future of transatlantic relations, the role of NATO, and the recent alarming developments in the Middle East. How will the EU position itself in an ongoing geopolitical shift of powers, how can strategic independence can be achieved without political isolation, and what are other key issues in the current CSDP landscape? Such and other topics will covered by our high-level discussants. In a policy field of high uncertainty and ongoing controversy, our speakers will certainly enlighten us with their insights and expertise. Subsequent to the dialogue, the audience will have to opportunity to ask further questions.


  • Prof Klemens H. Fischer

Minister plenipotentiary at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union, Brussels.Member of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and Professor for International Relations at the University of Cologne, Germany, and Professor for Geopolitics at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna. Vice President of the Austria Institute for European and Security Politics, Vienna, member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, and Chair of the Steering Group/EU High Level Governance Process.

  • Prof. Jamie Shea CMG

Visiting Professor of Strategy and Security of the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, and member of the Group of Strategic Advisors of the NATO Special Operations Forces Command at SHAPE in Belgium.

  • Prof. Dr Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE), University of Surrey.

  • Dylan Macchiarini Crosson

Research Assistant, EU Foreign Policy Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).