S06E09: Daniela Schwarz­er on Europe’s Strate­gic Conun­drums (Part 1)

This episode explores the chal­lenges and stakes in the pur­suit of strate­gic auton­o­my for the Euro­pean Union. How has the war in Ukraine rewrit­ten the rules of transat­lantic rela­tions and geopol­i­tics for the EU? And what does the inter­nal cohe­sion and uni­ty of the EU look like today? Lis­ten to hear fun­da­men­tal ques­tions regard­ing the impli­ca­tions of Europe’s con­tin­ued mil­i­tary reliance on the Unit­ed States and NATO.

Guests fea­tured in this episode: 

Daniela Schwarz­er recent­ly joined the Exec­u­tive Board of the Ber­tels­mann Foun­da­tion in Ger­many and has served as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for Europe and Eura­sia at the Open Soci­ety Foun­da­tions and Direc­tor and CEO of the Ger­man Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions. Trained as a polit­i­cal sci­en­tist, Schwarz­er is a wide­ly rec­og­nized expert on Euro­pean affairs, as well as transat­lantic and inter­na­tion­al rela­tions. She is a non-exec­u­tive board mem­ber of BNP Paribas, an hon­orary pro­fes­sor of polit­i­cal sci­ence at the Free Uni­ver­si­ty in Berlin, and a senior fel­low at the Har­vard Kennedy School. Schwarz­er’s high­ly acclaimed book in Ger­man is titled “Final Call, How Europe can assert itself between the Unit­ed States and Chi­na” (2021). 


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.