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Conference papers and presentations

2016

Legal Competences of the European Union in Relation to the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, paper presentation at the workshop ‘The Changing Landscape of EU Nuclear Non-Proliferation’, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 17 November 2016

The EU External Relations Aspects of Brexit, presentation at the Annual meeting Nederlandse Vereniging voor Europees Recht (NVER), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 11 November 2016

Upscaling the ‘Territory’ of the European Union: From Regional to Global Governance and Back, paper presentation at the symposium Scaling Global Governance, Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University, Durham, UK, 9-10 November 2016

The Effect of Trump or Clinton on the EU and the World, contribution to the discussion panel at the Studium Generale event ‘The Rethoric of Clinton and Trump, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 8 November 2016

EU Law & Technology, panel chair at the ACELG Annual Conference, The Rule of Law in the Technological Age: Challenges and Opportunities for the EU, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4 November 2016

Experiences and Challenges in Editing an International Law Journal: The International Organizations Law Review, presentation at the Conference on Global Communication of Chinese Theory and Practice of International Law, Wuhan University Institute of International Law, Wuhan, China, 28-30 October 2016:

Multilevel Learning: Sharing Governance Experiences between Global, Regional, National and Sub-National Public Authorities, panel chair, Lustrum Conference Public Administration, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 21 October 2016

Lex Imperfecta: Law and Integration in European Foreign and Security Policy, Jean Monnet Seminar on EU External Action, presentation, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 17 October 2016

CFSP in the EU’s New Global Strategy, Expert Meeting Implementing the EU’s New Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: An Appraisal & Looking Ahead, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague, 30 September 2016

The Separate Status of International Organizations, presentation at the Seminar Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands, 14 September 2016

Flipping the Question: The Reception of EU Law in the International Legal Order, paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Riga, Latvia, 7 September 2016

From Participation to Membership within the OSCE, paper presented at the Conference Strengthening the Legal Framework of the OSCE, Harnack-Haus, Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany, 13 July 2016

EU International Representation, Keynote delivered at the 3rd CLEER Summer School on EU External Relations Law, Brussels, Belgium, 27 June 2016

EU External Relations Law and Mixed Agreements, presentation at the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 24 June 2016

A Political-Legal Analysis of EU and Member State External Action and Legal Aspects of Parliamentary Control over European Foreign Policy, paper presented at The European Union in International Affairs V conference, Brussels, Belgium, 11 May 2016

Legal Aspects of Parliamentary Control over European Foreign Policy, paper presented at The European Union in International Affairs V conference, Brussels, Belgium, 13 May 2016

Judicial Control of the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy, paper presented at the EU CFSP/CSDP Workshop, City University London, London, UK, 28-29 April 2016

Constitutional Aspects of the EU’s Global Actorness: Increased Exclusivity in Trade and Investment and the Role of the European Parliament, paper presented at the RELEX Working Group Workshop Series The EU’s approach to trade and investment agreements – What content, motives and normative basis?, Session ‘The New Powers of the European Parliament and Article 21 TEU – A recipe for change?’, Villa Schifanoia, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 12 April 2016

Common, Foreign and Security Policy, presentation at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 31 March 2016

2015

The Reception of EU Law in the International Legal Order, paper presented at the 20th Ius Commune Congress, Leuven, Belgium, 26-27 November 2015

The Law of International Organizations, presentation at the Faculty of Law, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 26 November 2015

The Implementation of ‘TOM’: Lessons Learned, Conference Towards a new educational vision for the EUR, Keynote speech at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24 November 2015

Developing a Research Agenda for EU Performance in International Institutions, Keynote speech at the kick-off of the IES Autumn Lecture Series 2015, Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Belgium, 20 October 2015

Reconsidering the Theoretical Foundations of the Autonomy of EU Law, Keynote speech at the conference The Autonomy of EU Law from the Perspective of International Judicial Bodies: A Mixed Blessing?, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1 October 2015

Dialogue Between Judges: The Court of Justice of the European Union and Other International Courts, panel chair and respondent, Jean Monnet Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-26 September 2015

Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law, paper presented at the International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) Conference on Public Law in an Uncertain World, New York University, New York, USA, 1-3 July 2015

The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, presentation at the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 26 June 2015

Flipping the Question: The Reception of European Law in the International Legal Order, paper presented at the Conference Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK, 25-26 June 2015

European Institutions, presentation at the Master of Public Management, Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium, 23 June 2015

EU External Representation Post-Lisbon, Keynote at the 1st CLEER Graduate workshop on the Law of EU External Relations, Brussels, Belgium, 22 June 2015

Keynote speech ‘The State of Affairs in EU External Relations Law’, Joint RENFORCE-CLEER Workshop on The External Effects of EU Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 13 May 2015

Chair and discussant at the Conference Powers under External Pressure, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10 April 2015

Discussant at the Panel Risk Regulation on Emerging Technologies at the UCALL Congres 'Law in the Risk Society’, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 10 April 2015

The EU’s Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, presentation at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 19-21 March 2015

Participation in CEPS Ideas Lab ‘More or Less Europe?’, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, Belgium, 26-27 February 2015

The European Union and International Dispute Settlement: Mapping Principles and Conditions, paper presented (with C. Hillion) at the workshop The EU and International Dispute Settlement, organised by the ESIL Interest Group on The EU as a Global Actor, the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the European University Institute, EUI, Firenze, Italy, 19-20 February 2015

2014

The European Union’s Legal Agenda for Peace: From Internal to External Security and Back?, paper presented at the conference Past, Present and Future of Peace Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 11-12 December 2014

Smart Regulation for Sub-National Authorities: Towards Lower Administrative and Compliance Costs of EU Legislation and Regulation, paper (with N.S. Groenendijk and E.E. de Lange) presented at the Annual Work Conference, Netherlands Institute for Government, University of Delft, The Netherlands, 27 November 2014

The EU as a Portal, presentation at the seminar European Union External Action and International Law, Expertisecentrum Europees Recht (ECER), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 6 November 2014

Constitutional Consequences of the EU’s Foreign Policy: Are CFSP Norms as Soft as They Seem?, paper presented at the Workshop Democratic Constitutionalism in Europe, ARENA, Oslo, Norway, 5 November 2014

The EU as a Global Actor: Institutional Aspects Relating to Trade and Investment, paper presented at the conference The European Union as an Actor in International Trade and Investment, Oslo, Norway, 31 October 2014

Peer Review in International Law, presentation at the Tilburg Rule of Law Workshop Bridging idealism and realism in constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 3 October 2014

Indicators and Informal International Law, presentation at the conference Indicators: Law, Gaps and Democracy, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 1-3 August 2014

The EU as a Global Actor, presentation at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2 August 2014

The Legal Effects of EU Agreements: Maximalist Treaty Enforcement and

Judicial Avoidance Techniques. Review of the book by Mario Mendez (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), Common Market Law Review, 2014, No. 5, pp. 1548-1549

EU External Relations Law, Sanctions and Human Rights, presentation at the workshop European Constitutional Law, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 27 June 2014

The Appropriate Level of Enforcement in Multilevel Regulation: Mapping Issues in Avoidance of Regulatory Overstretch, paper presented (with co-author Michiel A. Heldeweg) at the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Conference, Barcelona, 25-27 June, 2014

Transnational Arrangements in the Governance of Emerging Technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology, paper presented (with co-author Evisa Kica) at the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Conference, Barcelona, 25-27 June, 2014

The EU as a Global Actor: Introducing Key Actors and Instruments, presentation at the 2nd CLEER Summer School on The Law of EU External Relations, Brussels, 23 June 2014

Informal International Lawmaking, presentation at the OECD Academic pre- conference on Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement in Regulatory Policy, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 June 2014

Leadership at a university, presentation at the Leadership Development Programme of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), Brussels, Belgium, 20 May 2014

Decisions of International Institutions: Explaining the Informality Turn in International Institutional Law, paper presented at the conference The Political Economy of International Law Department of Legal Sciences, Faculty of Law, La Sapienza University, Rome, May 16-17, 2014

The EU as a Global Diplomatic Actor, Invited speech at the conference The EEAS: Building a New Common Diplomacy?, University of Economics / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czernin Palace, Prague, Czech Republic, 7 April 2014

The European Union‘s Common, Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, invited presentation, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 27 March 2014

New Diplomatic Activities of the European Union and the Limits of International Law, Invited speech, Lecture Series on the EU as International Global Actor (flyer), University of Luxembourg, 20 March 2014

Art. 5 of the EEAS Decision, Invited presentation at the event EEAS 2.0: Launch of Recommendations, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium, 6 February 2014

The EU as a Global Actor, invited presentation at Sciences Po Grenoble, Grenoble, France, 24 January 2014

The Legal Dimensions of EU Performance, Conference, Invited speech, The Performance of the European Union in International Institutions (EUPERFORM project), Brussels, Belgium, 16 January 2014.

2013

The Interface Between the EU and International Law after the Lisbon Treaty, Invited speech at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (Sieps) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs on, Stockholm, Sweden, 12 December 2013

Human Security as a Tool for a Comprehensive Approach to Human Rights and Security Linkages in EU Foreign Policy, Conference Director and Organizer, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), The Hague, 6 December 2013

Decisions of International Organizations in EU Law, paper presentation, conference The European Union’s External Action in Times of Crises, Universidad de Granada, Spain, 27-28 November 2013

European Law and the EEAS: Of Complex Competences and Constitutional Consequences (co-authored with Geert De Baere), conference The EU’s Diplomatic System: post-Westphalia and the European External Action Service, paper presentation, Europe House, London, UK, 19 November 2013

New Diplomatic Activities of the European Union and the Limits of International Law, paper presentation, seminar International Law Association, University of Sheffield, UK, 7 November 2013

De wereld anno 2050: (h)eerlijke nieuwe wereld?, debate moderator, University of Twente, Studium Generale, 19 October 2013

EU External Relations Law and International Agreements, presentation at the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 27 June 2013

Everything You Wanted To Know About the EU But Where Afraid To Ask, presentation at the Master of Public Management, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, 25 June 2013

The EU as a Global Actor: Actors and Instruments, presentation at the at the 1st CLEER Summer School on The Law of EU External Relations, Brussels, 24 June 2013

The International immunity of the European Union, presentation at the international conference The Immunity of International Organizations, University of Leiden, 10 June 2013

Union Delegations, presentation at the workshop EEAS 2.0, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 21-22 March 2013

The EU in the World, presentation at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 14-15 March 2013

2012

EU Diplomacy, competence and International Law: legal aspects of the new EU Diplomacy, paper presented at the Conference The European External Action Service: Changing the Nature of Diplomacy or Old Wine in New Bottles?, Europe House organised by the London School of Economics, and the Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust, London, 23 November 2012

EU External Relations Law, paper presentation at the University of Copenhagen, 16 November 2012

EU Diplomacy and International Law, paper presented at the Cambridge-Durham European Law Workshop on External Relations Law of the European Union, Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge, 26 October 2012

Redrafting the 2010 EEAS Decision, paper presented at the EEAS 2.0 Workshop, Stockholm, Sieps, 4-5 October 2012

The Source of Authority in Informal International Lawmaking, paper presented at the international conference on Postnational Rulemaking between Authority and Autonomy, University of Amsterdam. 21 September 2012

The EEAS’ Diplomatic Dreams and the Reality of European and International Law, paper presentation at the UACES Conference Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2012: Old Borders – New Frontiers, Passau, Germany, 5 September 2012

Legal Aspects of EU External Policy, presentation at the Europäische Rechtsakademie, Trier, Germany, 21 June 2012

The EU’s Planned Diplomatic Activities: External Demands for the Internal Set-Up, presentation at the Workshop Outside-In: Tracing the Imprint of the European Union’s External Actions on Its Constitutional Landscape, University of Amsterdam, 15 June 2012

Human Rights and EU Crisis Management Operations: A Duty to Respect and to Protect?, Conference organisation, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), The Hague, 26 May 2012

Legal Effects of International Law in the EU Legal Order, presentation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Warsaw, Poland, 30 March 2012

The EU in the World, presentation at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 15-16 March 2012

Regulating technological innovation through informal international law, paper presented at the STePS Research Days, University of Twente, 14 March 2012

EU Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy: New Developments, presentation at the Institute Clingendael, The Hague, 8 March 2012

The EEAS’ Diplomatic Dreams and the Reality of International Law, paper presented at the Workshop EU External Representation and the Reform of International Contexts: Practices after Lisbon, Lisboan Erasmus Academic Network, Clingendael, The Hague, 21-22 February 2012

The Place of the European Legal Order within International Law, presentation at the Conference Tension between Universal and Regional Unification of Private Law; Conflict between EU Law and Maritime & Transport Law Conventions, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 16-17 February 2012

2011

Annual Ius Commune Conference, Workshop Transnational Networks – National, European and International Perspectives, conference organiser/panel chair, Utrecht University, 24-25 November 2011

The EU’s Contribution to Global Security: Legal Competences and Practices in the area of CSDP, paper presented at the conference The Legal Dimension of Global Governance: What Role for the EU?, University of Copenhagen, 13-14 October 2011

The Principle of Sincere Cooperation: From Shared to Exclusive Competences?, presentation at the 1st UAM International Conference on European Union Law. Recent trends in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (2008-2011), School of Law, Autónoma University of Madrid, 14-15 July 2011

Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and the Treat-Making Capacity of the EU, presentation at the Europäische Rechtsakademie, Trier, 8 July 2011

Informal International Law-Making as Law of the Future?, presentation at the 4th HiiL Law of the Future Conference, Peace Palace, The Hague, 22-23 June 2011

The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU’s Approach Towards International Norms, presentation at the workshop The EU External Relations and the Treaty of Lisbon, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS), Stockholm, Sweden, 20-21 June 2011

Division of International Responsibility between the EU and its Member States in the Area of Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, paper presented at the Bristol EU-International Law Forum 2011 on ‘International Responsibility’, Bristol, UK, 12-13 May 2011

The Exercise of Public Authority through Informal International Law-Making, paper presented at the conference Global Governance as Public Authority: Structures, Contestation, and Normative Change, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 15-16 April 2011 (with J. Pauwelyn and J. Wouters)

Regulating Technological Innovation through Informal International Law: An Expression of International Public Authority?, paper presented at the workshop Regulating Technological Innovation: Legal and Economic Regulation of Technological Innovation, University of Twente, 14 April 2011.

The Legal Nature of Informal International Law: A Legal Theoretical Exercise, paper presented at the conference Informal International Law-Making, NIAS, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 17-18 March 2011

2010

The Relationship between International and EU Law, speech at the Department for Political Science and European Affairs, University of Cologne, 16 December 2010

Informal International Law-Making, Workshop Constitutional Processes in the Global legal Order, Ius Commune Conference, Panel Chair, Leuven, 26 November 2010

Towards World Legislation? The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions, paper presented at the Conference World Legislation: Perspectives from international law, legal theory and political philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 12 November 2010

The Influence of International Organizations on the European Union: The EU as an Autonomous Legal Order, presentation at the CLEER Conference The Influence of International Organizations on the European Union, The Hague, 5 November 2010

CLEER Conference The Influence of International Organizations on the European Union, The Hague, Conference Director, 5 November 2010

Regulation by Standardisation, Conference Tentative Governance in Emerging Science and Technology, Panel Chair, 28-29 October 2010.

New Challenges for Academic Research in the Legal Study of EU External Relations, EXACT Initial Conference, 20-21 October 2010, Presentation, University of Cologne

Innovative regulatory governance of nanotechnologies, Conference Governing Responsible Nanomedical Innovation, Panel Chair, University of Twente, 9-10 September 2010

Implications of the Lisbon Treaty on External Action and Representation of Member States, Panel Chair, CLEER Workshop External Action and Representation of the European Union: Implementing the Lisbon Treaty, Brussels, 9 July 2010

The Legal Form and Status of Informal International Public Policy Making Bodies: Transgovernmental Regulatory Networks and International Agencies, paper presented at the workshop Informal International Public Policy Making: Mapping the Action and Testing Concepts of Accountablity and Effectiveness, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-25 June 2010

The Legal Framework for the Participation of the European Union in Other International Organizations, paper presented at the conference The European Union in International Affairs, Brussels, 22-24 April 2010

De opkomst van internationale wet- en regelgeving: naar een andere verhouding tussen internationaal en nationaal recht?, paper presented at the Ministry of Justice, Kenniskamer Internationalisering, veiligheid en recht, The Hague, 20 April 2010

The Rights and Duties of the Member States in the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Decision-Making Process, paper presented at the Workshop The Union’s external action and the common foreign and security policy after The Treaty of Lisbon, Faculty of Law, LUISS University, Rome, 18-19th March 2010

International Responsibility of the EU and its Member States in the area of Foreign, Security and Defence Policy since the Treaty of Lisbon, paper prepared for the workshop The International Responsibility of the European Union, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 5 March 2010

The European Union and Greece, interview RTV Oost, 15 February 2010

Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon, presentation at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, 19 January 2010

2009

De aangesproken lidstaat. De internationale aansprakelijkheid en verantwoordelijkheid van de staat als lid van een internationale organisatie, paper (preadvies) presented at the Staatsrechtconferentie, Utrecht, 11 December 2009 (with I.F. Dekker)

European Organization of Telecom Regulators and the Impact on the Pace of Telecom Innovations: Is EU Modesty Hampering Innovation in Telecom? Think Global, Act Local…, paper presented at the Second Annual Conference on Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, 20 November 2009 (with L.C.P. Broos and M.A. Heldeweg)

Reconsidering the Relationship between International and EU Law: The Inadequacy of Monist and Dualist Approaches?, paper presented at the conference ‘The EU in the World: External Relations Law for the 21st Century’, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, 2 October 2009

Wat maakt een land tot land?, presentation at Studium Generale, Universiy of Twente, 29 October 2009

European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, presentation Netherlands Defence College, The Hague, 23 September 2009

EU External Relations Law, presentation Diplomatic Course, University of Leiden, 17 September 2009

Het belang van Europa voor decentrale overheden, presentation for the Regio Twente, Nijverdal, 16 September 2009

EU buitenlands beleid, presentation Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR), 22 juni 2009

EU External Relations and Defence Policy, presentation Europaïsche Rechtsakademie, Trier, 19 June 2009

Reconsidering the Relationship between International and EU Law: The Inadequacy of Monist and Dualist Approaches?, paper presented at the conference ‘International Law as Law of the EU’, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, 22-23 May 2009

Europees recht, presentatie Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / Universiteit Leiden, 11 May 2009

The European Union and Crisis Management: Will the Lisbon Treaty Make the EU More Effective?, paper presented at the international conference The European Union and Global Emergencies, Durham European Law Institute, 8-9 May 2009 (with S. Blockmans)

Local and regional governments in the age of Europeanisation and globalisation: legal and policy options in a multi-level polity, recommendations, presentation at the conference: Innovation for Good Local and Regional Governance, A European Challenge, Enschede 2-3 April 2009 (with M.A. Heldeweg and B.A.B.L. Dhinakaran)

Nieuwe ontwikkelingen in het buitenlands, veiligheids- en defensiebeleid van de EU, presentation at the Instituut Clingendael, The Hague, 5 March 2009

Military Missions of the European Union , Interview Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, 23 February 2009

Naar een bredere constitutionele verankering van het monisme: de invloed van ontwikkelingen in de internationale rechtsorde op de doorwerking naar Nederlands constitutioneel recht, presentation at the symposium ‘Globalisering en rechtsstatelijke waarborgen: de Grondwet als ankerpunt’, Ministerie voor Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, 22 January 2009

European Union, Interview RTV Oost, 8 January 2009

2008

The Dutch Constitution in the Light of International Normative Processes, presentation at the Ius Commune conference, Workshop ‘Reconsidering Monism in the Light of International and European Normative Processes’, Amsterdam, 28 November 2008

Nieuwe ontwikkelingen in het buitenlands, veiligheids- en defensiebeleid van de EU, presentation at the Instituut Clingendael, The Hague, 26 November 2008

International Lawyers are from Venus, International Relations Scholars are from Mars, paper presented at the Annual NIG Conference, Panel ‘The Law of International Politics and the Politics of International Law’, Enschede, 20 November 2008

Consistency in EU External Relations, presentation at the European Commission, DG Relex, 19 September 2008

War in Georgia, Interview Radio 1, 25 August 2008

War in Georgia, Interview RTV Oost, 11 August 2008

The Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and the external representation of the Union, presentation at the Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier, 20 June 2008

Europese Unie: Instellingen en besluitvorming, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, 2 June 2008

The Constitutional Unity of the European Union, paper presented at the Jean Monnet Workshop on ‘Recent Development In EU External Relations: The Treaty of Lisbon and External Relations’, Maastricht, 5-6 June 2008

Birma, Interview RTV Oost, 19 May 2008

The European Union and Cross-Pillar Mixed Agreements, paper presented at the Conference ‘Mixed Agreements’, Leiden, 9-10 May 2008

The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Legal Competences of the EU in International Affairs, paper presented at the ‘EU in International Affairs Conference’, Brussels, April 24‐26, 2008

Buitenlands, veiligheids- en defensiebeleid van de EU, presentation for the Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur, The Hague, 18 April 2008

Legal Implications of The Netherlands’ Membership of NATO, presentation at the Erik Castrén Institute, Helsinki, 14 April 2008

Decision-Making in the Common Foreign and Security Policy, presentation at the symposium ‘Understanding Decision-Making in the European Union: Principles, Procedures, Practice’, EIPA, Maastricht, 8 April 2008

From Rome to Lisbon: Ius Commune ‘Top Down’, presentation at the Ius Commune Research School, 7 April 2008

The Rule of Law and the Security Council: The New Procedures for the Legal Protection of Individuals in the Fight against Terrorism, paper presented at the CONNEX / Ius Commune Workshop ‘Accountability and the Rule of Law at International Level’, Amsterdam, 25 January 2008

Wat betekent Europa voor jou?, presentation at Twickel College Hengelo, 21 January 2008

The European Union: Trends and Developments, presentation in the Advanced Master Program in Management of Global Enterprises (AMPM), Enschede, 2 December 2008

Europees recht, presentation at the Provincie Overijssel, 29 October 2008

De Europese Unie, presentation at the Symposium Europaproof, Gemeente Hardenberg, 22 May 2008

2007

Externe betrekkingen: economisch en buitenlands beleid, ‘Expert-bijeenkomst Verdrag van Lissabon’, Utrecht, 14 December 2007

Towards normative convergence in the international legal order? The quest for aregulatory balance between market values and societal values, presentation at the Annual Ius Commune conference, Liège, 30 November 2007

Consistency in EU External Relations, presentation at the European Commission, DG Relex, 7 November 2007

De Europese Unie, presentation at Rijkswaterstaat, Utrecht, 29 October and 5 November 2007

EU Agreements with Third Countries, paper presented at the 37th session of the T.M.C. Asser Institute Colloquium on European Law, ‘The European Union and International Crisis Management: Legal and Policy Aspects’, The Hague, 11-12 October, 2007

Multilevel Regulation, presentation at the CONNEX Conference ‘Lessons Learned on Meaning and Practice of Accountability in the EU Multi-Level Context’, Utrecht, 11-12 October 2007

The Common Foreign and Security Policy, presentation at the Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier, 21 June 2007

The G-8 meeting, Interview RTV Oost, 11 juni 2007

Recht van de Europese Unie en andere internationale organisaties, presentation for the Universiteitfonds Twente, May 2007

Wat brengt het nieuwe Europese Verdrag ons?, Twentse Courant Tubantia, 20 April 2007

Buitenlands, veiligheids- en defensiebeleid van de EU, presentation for the Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur, The Hague, April 2007

EU Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Conference ‘50 Years of European Integration’, Maastricht, 24-25 March 2007

Inter-pillar mixity – the pillar structure and conclusion of international agreements, presentation at the ERA seminar ‘The External Competence of the EU - Present and Future Challenges’, Stockholm, 6 March 2007

2006

Law-Making by International Organizations and the Principle of Legal Certainty, presentation at the Annual Ius Commune conference, Workshop ‘Global Governance and the Rule of Law’, Utrecht, 1 December 2006

Too much constitutional law?, presentation at the seminar ‘EU Foreign Relations Law - Constitutional Fundamentals’, European University Institute, Florence, 10-11 November 2006

European Security and Defence Policy, presentation at the European Parliament, 20 October 2006

UN Peace-keeping, Interview Trouw, 29 September 2006

Introducing Multilevel Regulation, paper presented at the expert seminar organised by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) on ‘Multilevel Regulation: The Interrelation between Regulatory Activities of the European Union and other International Organizations and its Effect on the State – Legal, Political and Philosophical Dimensions of Legitimacy, Accountability and the Rule of Law’, The Hague, 26-27 June 2006

The Division of Competence between the EU and its Member States, presentation at the conference ’Interface between European and National Law’, Amsterdam Center for International Law, 23 June 2006

De Europese Unie in de wereld, presentation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 11 May 2006

National anti-terrorism measures, Interview Radio 1, 20 April 2006

Buitenlands, veiligheids- en defensiebeleid van de EU, presentation for the Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur, The Hague, April 2006

2005

The European Union as a Party to International Agreements, paper presented at the seminar ‘Recent Trends in the External Relations of the EU’, Ghent, 20 December 2005

Book Reviews

The European Union in International Organisations and Global Governance: Recent Developments, by Christine Kaddous (Ed.), Common Market Law Review, 2016

The European Court of Justice and External Relations Law. Constitutional Challenges, by  Marise Cremona and Anne Thies (Eds.), Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014, Common Market Law Review, December 2015

External Relations Law of the European Community, by Rass Holdgaard [Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2009], European Law Review, 2009, pp. 158-160.

Reconciling the Deepening and Widening of the European Union, by Steven Blockmans and Sacha Prechal (Eds.) [The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2007], Internationale Spectator, November, 2008, pp. 634-635.

European Union Law and Defence Integration, by Martin Trybus [Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing, 2005], European Law Journal, no. 2, 2008, pp. 266-267.

Sovereignty, the WTO, anZd Changing Fundamentals of International Law, by John H. Jackson [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006], Common Market Law Review, 2007, pp. 217-218 (ISI)