The Journal of European Integration (JEI) marked its 40thanniversary this year. In order to commemorate the event Dr Nathalie Tocci was invited to deliver the first JEI Annual Lecture in the context of the EU in International Affairs (EUIA) conference (https://euia.eu/jei/) held in Brussels on 16-18 May 2018.
Dr Tocci is the Director of the Instituto Affari Internazionali and Special Adviser to the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on whose behalf she drafted the European Global Strategy. Her lecture, entitled ‘Academia and Practice in European Foreign Policy: Opportunities for mutual learning?’, was enthusiastically received by the audience of leading scholars and junior researchers.
The lecture and subsequent published article is likely to become a reference point for future debates on the interaction between academics and policy-makers.