Dr. Joris Larik, Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute and Assistant Professor at Leiden University, has received a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar Grant to conduct policy-relevant research in the United States. The Fulbright-Schuman Program is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The program funds graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations.
From August 2017 to February 2018, Dr. Larik will be based at the Center for Transatlantic Studies of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C, which is part of Johns Hopkins University.
His project, entitled “Forms of foreign policy collaboration in the unraveled Transatlantic space: From ‘two pillars’ to ‘peristyle’?”, aims to map and assess a set of effective, politically workable, and legally feasible modes of Transatlantic foreign policy cooperation in response to upheavals on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably “Brexit” and the U.S. presidential elections.
Next to a general framework, he we will focus on the areas of trade and defense policy. The project builds on his earlier policy-oriented research on the EU’s new Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, which included two high-level consultations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the EU institutions at The Hague Institute in October 2015 and September 2016, respectively.