Press release — 10 May 2012
Professor Wichard Woyke from the University of Münster, Germany will give a public lecture entitled
GERMANY IN EUROPE: „MERKELIZATION“ OF THE UNION?
on May 24th, 2012, from 14.15-16.00, Tartu University Main Building, room 128
Since the unification, there has been more continuity than change in German foreign policy. One of the most important aspects of German foreign policy is its multilateralism, especially in the framework of the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and the OECD. However, Germany’s behaviour in the EU has often been perceived by some other EU countries as the domination of Germany. Is this really the case? What are the goals of German foreign policy? The lecture will cover these and other aspects of Germany’s Aussenpolitik.
Wichard Woyke is professor emeritus of political sciences at the Westfalian Wilhelms University in Münster (Germany). His main fields of research are international relations, history and European studies. Specifically, Professor Woyke’s publications have focused on French foreign policy, the development of the European Community, and the post-Cold War transformation of NATO. Prof Woyke has lectured in universities around the world, including the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille, IEP Grenoble, the IEP Besancon, the Washington University St. Louis, the Wesleyan Ohio University and the Andrassy University, among others.