Discussion: Practical Area Studies? Intersections of Research and Policymaking

On Monday 24 January, 2-4 pm, the fifth edition of the online series „Area Studies under Discussion“ with take place, exploring the intersections of academia, education, policymaking and diplomacy.

The series explores current themes in area studies and is organised by the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in Regensburg, the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg, and the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig. The upcoming discussion addresses the role area studies has traditionally played in policymaking and policy analysis, acting as a bridge between academia and foreign policy, including international trade and security as well as soft power measures, with researchers briefing politicians, think tanks and the media on conflicts and conflict prevention, political developments, and social trends in their regions of expertise.

Participants will include: Former EEGA Research Area Coordinator Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and Leipzig University) and former EEGA guest researcher Prof. Dr. Margarita Balmaceda (School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, NJ).

More details, including the Zoom link, can be found at: https://europeamerica.de/news-and-events/detail/practical-area-studies-intersections-of-research-and-policymaking.html