The Delegation of the European Union to BiH/EU Special Representative, EUPM and the United States Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina cordially invites you to the launch of

The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact

co-authored by Roy H. Ginsberg and Susan E. Penksa with a foreword by Javier Solana.

Dr. Renzo Daviddi, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and Jonathan M. Moore, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy to BiH, will chair a book discussion and reception with Dr. Susan E. Penksa.  

At 16:00 hrs on 11 June 2012
Location: ‘EU House’ (EU Delegation to BiH/EUSR) Skenderija 3a, Sarajevo

This event is open to media.

Does the EU matter in international security? How can the deployment of EU crises management operations to different regions of the world be explained? What have been their effects on the EU and its member states, on host states and societies, and on other international security providers? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and breaks to EU foreign security action and offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of EU security operations utilizing extensive primary resources and fieldwork, the authors conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider. However, the Common Security and Defence Policy, like other policy sectors of the EU, will remain a work-in-progress, partly finished, partly effective, and yet of interest to a world that has always expected more of the union than it has been willing to give.

Dr. SUSAN E. PENKSA is Professor of Political Science at Westmont College, USA, Senior Associate at the Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Belgium and an international security and development consultant. She received a United States J. William Fulbright Fellowship to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007-2008 and follow on Fulbright award in 2010. Her recent publications focus on CSDP, security governance and security sector reform.