Past events at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) – Spring 2014


Research study tour in Berlin: Understanding German power

In May 2014, the Foreign Policy research area at DIIS carried out a study tour in Berlin to learn more about the priorities and current developments in German foreign policy.

The visit included a closed-door workshop at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, where DIIS researchers Rasmus Alenius Boserup and Ulla Holm presented the main findings of a recent research project on Algeria, and German counterparts presented the main issues defining German Eastern policy in light of the Ukraine crisis. Next, the Mercator Stiftung, one of the largest private foundations in Germany,presented its ongoing work on China and Europe. A meeting at the German Foreign Office elucidated the priorities of German policy planning, including the ministry’s ongoing review process. DIIS researcher Hans Mouritzen delivered comments on Denmark’s Eastern European policy to staffers in the Eastern Europe, NATO and economics departments of the Ministry. Lastly, DIIS researchers visited the Bundestag for a meeting with Dr Andreas Nick, member of the Bundestag, of its Foreign Affairs committee and reference person for the Christian Democratic Union on relations with Hungary and Turkey.

DIIS event on Greece:  ‘Greece From the Cold War to the Financial Crisis and Beyond: European Dynamics and National Developments’, held on 2 June 2014

The event was held in cooperation with the Greek embassy in Copenhagen and the Saxo-Institute at the University of Copenhagen, led by DIIS senior researcher, Cecilie Banke. It focused on the present situation in Greece from a historical perspectives, and looked into the consequences and took a broader look at the present situation in Greece and its consequences for the EU. Please find the progamme here.