The European Union is a unique actor, not only as an economic power or a singular political unity without precedent, but as the most suitable mediator in conflicts that threaten world peace in the 21st century.
Our Manager for Public Relations, Miss Andrea Badiola Mateos, has attended in the last 3 months various conferences in the United States at prestigious (remarkable) institutions committed to peace where she has placed the European Union as a key actor in the international panorama through its capacity to intervene and bring peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a conflict that puts on a stake the Middle East and as a consequence, the whole world.
Following the opinions on the matter of scholars such as Pascal Boniface, she claims the vital importance of a conflict that could lead to a third world war if taken to the edge due to the clash of interests. Nevertheless, her work focuses on the European Union as the key mediator in order to bring peace to both, the Israelis and the Palestinians. She is developing a master thesis on this subject, theory that she has been requested to present at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) and atArcadia University (Philadelphia, PA). She will also be this coming Friday at the American Graduate School in Paris presenting the paper “The Challenges of a Unique Actor: Where Does European Union Diplomacy Stand on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?” of Friday 20th of April at 15h30 at the Auditorium of Alliance Française in 101, Boulevard Raspail (75006, Paris). This is an open event where anybody interested could attend (see below for further information). Furthermore, she has been invited to the annual ECPR SGEU Conference, which this year will be held in Sabanci University (Tampere, Finland) in September 2012.
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LINK TO AGS CONFERENCE WEBSIThttp://www.ags.edu/news-and-events/ags-annual-conference/conference-2012