Trade and Globalisation
In International Relations Theory liberalism is often presented as opposed to realism. Is Realpolitik really incompatible with liberalism?
The seminar will be held in English. Admittance is free. You can register per mail.
On Friday 9 September 2016 the TeldersStichting (Telders Foundation) organises a symposium on realistic foreign policy, during which politicians and academic experts will meet and discuss this topic. They explore how to combine a realistic -and thus effectiive- foreign policy with upholding and spreading liberal values as they are embodied in liberal political philosophy. The seminar is also held in connection with the publication of the PS3 '10 vuistregels voor een realistisch buitenlands beleid' (Ten cardinal rules for a realistic foreign policy) by MP Han ten Broeke - previously published as article in the Internationale Spectator,
Mr. L.W.S.A.L.B. (Lousewies) van der Laan (former Dutch politician, currently member board of directors ICANN) will moderate the roundtable discussion.
10:30 Welcome by
Drs. H. (Halbe) Zijlstra | Leader VVD
Dr. P.G.C. (Patrick) van Schie | Director TeldersFoundation
10:15 - 11:45 Key-note speeches followed by Q&A
Mr. F.C.G.M. (Frans) Timmermans | First vice-president European Commission
Dr. D. (David) Conway | Senior Research Fellow at CIVITAS
11:45 - 12:00 Short break
12:00 - 13:00 Paneldiscussion with
Prof.dr.ir. J.J.C. (Joris) Voorhoeve | Former Dutch minister of Defense
Prof.dr. P.J. (Paul) Scheffer | Professor of European Studies at Tilburg University
J. (John) Vinocur | Columnist Wall Street Journal
Drs. M. (Monika) Sie Dhian Ho | General director of the Clingendael Institute
13:00-13:10 Closing remarks
Drs. J.H. (Han) ten Broeke | VVD Member of Parliament
13:10 - 13:45 Lunch