From Civilising Mission to Civilian Power: Rethinking EU Peacebuilding from a Postcolonial Perspective

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Research seminar by Martina Paone, ULB (GEM-REPI)  & University of Warwick

GEM Phd School candidate Martina Paone will present her research at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Introduction: This thesis aims at reconstructing the link between Europe and its colonial past in order to address to what extent such historical heritage is manifested in the discourses and practices of EU peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus, the thesis tries to answer to the following research question: “To what degree the European colonial legacy impacts on the construction of EU peacebuilding policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo?”.

Chair: Elisa Lopez Lucia, REPI-ULB

Discussant: Julien Jeandesboz, REPI-ULB

Date & Time: Friday April 20th 2018, 10:00-12:00

Location: Institut d’études européennes (Kant Room)

39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt

1050 Brussels

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