UBC Political Science: French-German Relations: an Anchor of Stability in Times of Fragmentation and Uncertainty? 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty

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01.02.2023 - Article

The Department of Political Science at UBC, together with the French and German Consulates General, cordially invites you to this conference on the Élysée Treaty and the impact of the resulting friendship between France and Germany in the current period of fragmentation and uncertainty.

The Élysée Treaty, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on 22 January 1963 at the Élysée Palace in Paris, marked a watershed in European history. The conference will evaluate the relevance of the Treaty in times of political-economic turbulences and war.

Lunch reception at 12:30 pm, Conference starts at 1 pm.


Dr. Brent Hardt
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Dr. Brent Hardt

Ambassador D. Brent Hardt, Ph.D. is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Political-Military assignments. He has led U.S. Consulate General Vancouver since August 2020.


Dr. Delphine Deschaux-Dutard
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Dr. Delphine Deschaux-Dutard

Delphine Deschaux-Dutard is an associate professor in political science at the University Grenoble Alpes (France) and the vice-dean for International Relation of the Faculty of Law at this university.

She’s also a former fellow of the young IHEDN auditors. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po Grenoble (2008) dedicated to the role of French and German diplomatic and military actors in the development of European Defence Policy since the 1990’s. She published several articles, books and chapters on security and defence issues and presented over 60 communications in scientific conferences in France and worldwide. She spent several research stays in Berlin.

Dr. Joachim Schild
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Dr. Joachim Schild

Joachim Schild holds a Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Trier. His research focusses on Franco-German relations in the European Union, French European Policy, and the political economy of European integration. He is the co-author (with Ulrich Krotz) of Shaping Europe: France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013), co-author (with Dirk Schmidt) of The end of naivety. EU and US foreign economic policy responses to China (Routledge 2023, forthcoming) and co-editor (with David Howarth) of The Difficult Construction of European Banking Union (Routledge, 2020). He has published, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Journal of European Integration.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to this event. 

Thursday February 23, 2023
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
UBC | BC CK Choi Building, Room 120 | 1855 West Mall | Vancouver

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