European SDU Lectures – the future of Europe in a changing world
In times of crisis, there is reason to gather our thoughts. The University of Southern Denmark and Think Tank EUROPA do precisely this in the lecture series European SDU Lectures, during which leading international researchers and experts visit Copenhagen and give their perspectives on the future of Europe.
The old world will not return in Europe. This much is clear after 18 months of war in Ukraine, climate crises, energy crises, explosive technological developments, an ageing population and a whole new geopolitical situation in the world. The many associated challenges will have major consequences – also for Denmark and the Nordic region.
How do we take stock of the many changes? And what is the future of Europe?
The University of Southern Denmark and Think Tank EUROPA put these questions under the spotlight in a series of lectures with leading international researchers and experts who will visit Copenhagen and give their perspective on Europe’s challenges.
- When the world has gone haywire and crises bite deeply, there is reason to gather your thoughts. We gather thoughts from all over the world to prepare Denmark and Europe for the changes, says Peter Møllgaard, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.
A vitamin shot for the Danish debate
Lykke Friis, Director of Think Tank EUROPA, elaborates:
- Our ambition is to attract some of the brightest minds, not least from top European universities and think tanks, in order to inject the Danish debate with a healthy shot of vitamins.
SDU and Think Tank EUROPA’s lecture series European SDU Lectures are held approx. four times a year. All of the lectures are conducted in English. Admission is free; however, pre-registration is required. All lectures are streamed.
Mark your calendars
The first speakers are already in place, so mark your calendar now.
On 13 September, Professor Helen Thompson from the University of Cambridge will visit Copenhagen and talk about how the struggle for energy has shaped the global balance of power and European security policy and democracy for more than a century.
On 25 October, Professor Timothy Garton Ash from the University of Oxford will visit Copenhagen and talk about his new and highly acclaimed book Homelands – a Personal History of Europe.
Get info about the European SDU Lectures and sign up here