Feb 27 - Two lectures by Dr Renate Hahlen

The International Studies Institute proudly presents...

Two special lectures by Dr. Renate Hahlen on
European Union Development Policy
Monday, February 27, 2017

Renate Hahlen, Ph.D. is Minister Counselor of Development, European Union Mission to the United States. She has been a European Commission official since 1996 with extended experience in EU external action and development policy. In 2013-2014, she was Head of the Unit Aid and Development Effectiveness and Financing at the Directorate General International Cooperation and Development. For many years, she steered the relations of the European Commission with EU Member States as development actors. As a specialist in development finance and aid and development effectiveness, she is also closely followed in the UN work in view of the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on development finance and the Agenda 2030 on sustainable development. She graduated with a degree in law and holds a Ph.D. in international private and comparative law from Freiburg University.

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Lecture 1
11:00 - 11:50 am • Econ Room 1052,  UNM (map)

European Union Development Policy: Trade Dimensions & International Financing

Presented to Prof. Christine Sauer’s class: International Finance

In this first talk, Dr. Hahlen will discuss EU financial cooperation with developing countries, outlining EU budget support, comparing its pros & cons to direct project funding and explaining with whom and how the EU cooperates when providing budget support.  She will also address how the EU asseses risks related to budget support that aid domestic public finance.

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Lecture 2
4:30 - 5:45 pm • Dane Smith Hall 325,  UNM (map)

EU Development Policy & its Place in External Relations and Actions

Presented to Prof. Jami Gayle Nunez’s class: Politics of Global Development

In this afternoon talk, Dr. Hahlen will cover types of partnership agreements, trade dimensions within said agreements, and EU financing for the international development agenda.

These lectures are made possible with support from

  • The University of New Mexico
  • the Colorado European Union Center for Excellence, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • and the European Union Commission.