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Luuk van Middelaar

8 Podcast Episodes

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What are Europe's geopolitics after Brexit? || A debrief from Luuk van Middelaar

Britain Debrief with Ben Judah

What are Europe's geopolitics after Brexit? How has the balance of power between countries and between institutions been changed by Britain's departure? To find out I spoke to the historian and political philosopher Luuk Van Middelaar, the former adviser to the first full time President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy. After Britain, and with the United States now competing with China, is the EU becoming a Eurasian power?

20mins

31 Mar 2021

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« La Turquie d’Erdogan est dans une politique de puissance désormais » selon Luuk van Middelaar - Europe

Europe

Le Collège de France lance sur son site un cycle de visioconférence sur l’Europe ce mercredi 24 mars 2021 mené par l’historien et philosophe Luuk Van Middelaar, qui est aussi l’ancienne plume du président du Conseil européen Herman Von Rompuy. Le thème de «L’Europe géopolitique - Actes et paroles». La première conférence prévue à 19h30 a pour thème «L’Europe face aux voisins russe et turc : la frontière».Un sujet en pleine actualité après l’interview du président français Emmanuel Macron la veille sur les relations entre la France et la Turquie.

13mins

24 Mar 2021

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Podcast Zeitgeist - Vrijdag 18 september 2020 met Luuk van Middelaar en Louise van Schaik

Zeitgeist

Podcast Zeitgeist - Vrijdag 18 september 2020 met Luuk van Middelaar en Louise van Schaik

49mins

18 Sep 2020

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DE BALIE SPECIAL - Who really runs Europe? With Ulrike Guerot, Luuk van Middelaar & Kyrill Hartog

De Balie Podcast

Ulrike Guerot, founder of the European democracy lab wrote The Manifesto fort he Foundation of an European republic. Is this a good idea? And who really runs Europe, or how should it be runned? We’ll discuss it with Ulrike Guero tand Luuk van Middelaar, historian and political philosopher. And we’re joined by Kyrill Hartog, a young journalist telling the story of the younger generation. Four podcasts, live from the Forum on European Culture that took place from May 31st until June 3rd. This year’s edition was called Act for Democracy and artists and thinkers took the stage to explore and recreate Europe through arts & culture. In these 4 podcasts we explored 4 main themes of the Forum that show what’s at stake at Europe and how we can... Act for democracy.

48mins

5 Jun 2018

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Luuk van Middelaar, “The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union” (Yale UP, 2013)

New Books in World Affairs

At the end of the 20th century, it looked like history was being made. After a century that had seen Europe dissolve into an orgy of bloody conflict not once but twice, the continent seemed to have changed its ways. It had spent the second half of the century building a system of shared sovereignty that was set to expand not just into the countries of the former Soviet bloc, but into what used to be the USSR itself. In the words of one author, Europe (or at least its model) was about to run the  21st century.Things look different now, of course, thanks to the impact of the financial crisis on the single currency, the euro. However  the European Union (as the project is currently named) has managed to burnish its image in some areas – for instance it now on the verge of covering 28 countries, and even managed to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize (somewhat controversially, although after the first half of the 20th century its role in keeping Europe largely at peace is certainly laudable).The project that lies at the heart of this is the subject of Luuk van Middelaar‘s The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union (Yale University Press, 2013). It’s not a history book as such, but more a book of political philosophy, that knits together a series of concepts, challenges, and constructs, that together have formed something that in the dark days of the immediate post-War period seemed a long, long way away.As such, it’s rather an important book. The continent and the European project have both been riven by crises over the last half decade, and some of the achievements Brussels can point to are now seriously threatened. Luuk – who has had a ringside seat of the crisis as the speechwriter for President Herman van Rompuy – has a look at the underpinnings that go beyond the immediate debates, and the insights this provides will no doubt play a role in shaping the European project (whatever it becomes) in decades to come. Enjoy the interview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

46mins

28 Jun 2013

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Luuk van Middelaar, “The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union” (Yale UP, 2013)

New Books in European Studies

At the end of the 20th century, it looked like history was being made. After a century that had seen Europe dissolve into an orgy of bloody conflict not once but twice, the continent seemed to have changed its ways. It had spent the second half of the century building a system of shared sovereignty that was set to expand not just into the countries of the former Soviet bloc, but into what used to be the USSR itself. In the words of one author, Europe (or at least its model) was about to run the  21st century.Things look different now, of course, thanks to the impact of the financial crisis on the single currency, the euro. However  the European Union (as the project is currently named) has managed to burnish its image in some areas – for instance it now on the verge of covering 28 countries, and even managed to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize (somewhat controversially, although after the first half of the 20th century its role in keeping Europe largely at peace is certainly laudable).The project that lies at the heart of this is the subject of Luuk van Middelaar‘s The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union (Yale University Press, 2013). It’s not a history book as such, but more a book of political philosophy, that knits together a series of concepts, challenges, and constructs, that together have formed something that in the dark days of the immediate post-War period seemed a long, long way away.As such, it’s rather an important book. The continent and the European project have both been riven by crises over the last half decade, and some of the achievements Brussels can point to are now seriously threatened. Luuk – who has had a ringside seat of the crisis as the speechwriter for President Herman van Rompuy – has a look at the underpinnings that go beyond the immediate debates, and the insights this provides will no doubt play a role in shaping the European project (whatever it becomes) in decades to come. Enjoy the interview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

46mins

28 Jun 2013

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Luuk van Middelaar, “The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union” (Yale UP, 2013)

New Books in History

At the end of the 20th century, it looked like history was being made. After a century that had seen Europe dissolve into an orgy of bloody conflict not once but twice, the continent seemed to have changed its ways. It had spent the second half of the century building a system of shared sovereignty that was set to expand not just into the countries of the former Soviet bloc, but into what used to be the USSR itself. In the words of one author, Europe (or at least its model) was about to run the  21st century.Things look different now, of course, thanks to the impact of the financial crisis on the single currency, the euro. However  the European Union (as the project is currently named) has managed to burnish its image in some areas – for instance it now on the verge of covering 28 countries, and even managed to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize (somewhat controversially, although after the first half of the 20th century its role in keeping Europe largely at peace is certainly laudable).The project that lies at the heart of this is the subject of Luuk van Middelaar‘s The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union (Yale University Press, 2013). It’s not a history book as such, but more a book of political philosophy, that knits together a series of concepts, challenges, and constructs, that together have formed something that in the dark days of the immediate post-War period seemed a long, long way away.As such, it’s rather an important book. The continent and the European project have both been riven by crises over the last half decade, and some of the achievements Brussels can point to are now seriously threatened. Luuk – who has had a ringside seat of the crisis as the speechwriter for President Herman van Rompuy – has a look at the underpinnings that go beyond the immediate debates, and the insights this provides will no doubt play a role in shaping the European project (whatever it becomes) in decades to come. Enjoy the interview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

46mins

28 Jun 2013

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Luuk van Middelaar, “The Passage to Europe: How a Continent Became a Union” (Yale UP, 2013)

New Books in Eastern European Studies

At the end of the 20th century, it looked like history was being made. After a century that had seen Europe dissolve into an orgy of bloody conflict not once but twice, the continent seemed to have changed its ways. It had spent the second half of the century building... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/eastern-european-studies

46mins

28 Jun 2013