Prof. Emil J. Kirchner

The LEAM 2017 keynote speech will be delivered by Emil J. Kirchner, Jean Monnet Professor and Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Essex. Professor Kirchner is Advisory Editor and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of European Integration, holder of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University Association of Contemporary Studies. His research interests are mainly on EU external relations and EU-Asia security relations. He has been a visiting professor at universities in various European countries, the United States and China. His recent book publications are (co-editor) Security Relations between China and the European Union, Cambridge University Press, 2016, and The Palgrave Handbook on EU-Asia Relations, 2013.