Ramses A. Wessel

European Law | EU External Relations | Foreign and Security Policy | International Organizations Law

EARLIER EVENTS (current whereabouts)








  • 16 December 2016: Staatsrechtconferentie 2016: Constitutionele mogelijkheden en beperkingen voor experimenteel handelen en experimentele wetgeving, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 22 November 2016: H2020 EU-Central Asia project, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • 17 November 2016: Presentation Legal Competences of the European Union in Relation to the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the workshop The Changing Landscape of EU Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 11 November 2016: Presentation The EU External Relations Aspects of Brexit, Autumn meeting Nederlandse Vereniging voor Europees Recht (NVER), Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 10 November 2016: Brexit Lecture Negotiating Brexit: The EU Side by Prof. Robert Schütze, Durham Law School, Durham, UK
  • 9-10 November 2016: Presentation Upscaling the ‘Territory’ of the European Union: From Regional to Global Governance and Back at the symposium Scaling Global Governance, Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University, Durham, UK
  • 8 November 2016: The Effect of Trump or Clinton on the EU and the World, contribution to the discussion panel at the Studium Generale event ‘The Rethoric of Clinton and Trump, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 4 November 2016: ACELG Annual Conference, The Rule of Law in the Technological Age: Challenges and Opportunities for the EU, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 28-30 October 2016: Conference on Global Communication of Chinese Theory and Practice of International Law, Wuhan University Institute of International Law, Wuhan, China
  • 24 October 2016: PLATO project meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  • 21 October 2016: Chairing the Panel Multilevel Learning: Sharing Governance Experiences between Global, Regional, National and Sub-National Public Authorities at Lustrum Conference Public Administration, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 17 October 2016: Presentation ‘Lex Imperfecta: Law and Integration in European Foreign and Security Policy’, Jean Monnet Seminar on EU External Action, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • 30 September 2016: Expert Meeting Implementing the EU’s New Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: An Appraisal & Looking Ahead, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 14 September 2016: Book presentation of Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 8-10 September 2016: 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Riga, Latvia
  • 7 September 2016: Co-organiser Workshop ESIL Interest Group ‘The EU as a Global Actor’: The Contribution of the European Union to the International Legal Order, Riga, Latvia
  • 13 July 2016: Presentation From Participation to Membership within the OSCE, Conference Strengthening the Legal Framework of the OSCE, Harnack-Haus, Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany
  • 27 June 2016: Keynote on EU International Representation at the 3 rd CLEER Summer School on EU External Relations Law, Brussels, Belgium
  • 24 June 2016: Presentation EU External Relations Law and Mixed Agreements, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany
  • 23 June 2016: Referendum Night 2016 (from 8pm - 3am!) hosted by LSE European Institute in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe, London, UK
  • 23-24 June 2016: 2 nd Jean Monnet Doctoral Workshop on Interactions between European and International Law, City University London, London, UK
  • 19 May 2016: Dinner with the King, the Queen and the Corps Diplomatique at the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 11-13 May 2016: Presentations on A Political-Legal Analysis of EU and Member State External Action and Legal Aspects of Parliamentary Control over European Foreign PolicyThe European Union in International Affairs V conference, Brussels, Belgium
  • 28-29 April 2016: EU CFSP/CSDP Workshop, City University London, London, UK
  • 12 April 2016: Presentation on Constitutional Aspects of the EU’s Global Actorness: Increased Exclusivity in Trade and Investment and the Role of the European Parliament, RELEX Working Group Workshop Series The EU’s approach to trade and investment agreements – What content, motives and normative basis?, Session ‘The New Powers of the European Parliament and Article 21 TEU – A recipe for change?’, Villa Schifanoia, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 31 March-1 April 2016: Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
  • March-April 2016: Visiting Professor at the Department of International and European Law, Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • 25-26 February 2016: CEPS Ideas Lab: An EU Fit for Purpose?, The Egg, Brussels, Belgium
  • 19 February 2016: Member PhD-committee, Rute Vicente (La responsabilité internationale de l’Union et des Etats membres pour fait internationalement illicite), Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 3 February 2016: Flying High: Passenger Rights, European Demos and Legitimacy of the Court of Justice, Inaugural Lecture Prof. Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • 2 Februari 2016: Presenting at and leading the debate on the Referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Studium Generale, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 25 January 2016: Study Trip Master European Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 22 January 2016: Parliamentary Hearing on crisis management downing flight MH17, Houses of Parliament, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 20-21 January 2016: The Netherlands EU Presidency Seminar A Stronger CSDP: Deepening Defence Cooperation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • 18 December 2015: Editorial Board Meeting European Papers, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
  • 26-27 November 2015: Presentation on The Reception of EU Law in the International Legal Order20 th Ius Commune Congress, Leuven, Belgium
  • 26 November 2015: Guest lecture The Law of International Organizations, Faculty of Law, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 24 November 2015: Keynote The Implementation of ‘TOM’: Lessons Learned, Conference Towards a new educational vision for the EUR, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 6 November 2015: Annual Conference Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 5-6 November 2015: Annual Conference Netherlands Institute for Government (NIG), Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 20 October 2015: Keynote speech Developing a Research Agenda for EU Performance in International Institutions, kick-off of the IES Autumn Lecture Series 2015, Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Belgium
  • 12 October 2015: European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1 October 2015: Speech Reconsidering the Theoretical Foundations of the Autonomy of EU Law at the conference The Autonomy of EU Law from the Perspective of International Judicial Bodies: A Mixed Blessing?, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 23-26 September 2015: 1 st Jean Monnet workshop on the Dialogue Between Judges: The Court of Justice of the European Union and Other International Courts, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 17 September 2015: Editorial Board meeting European Papers: A Journal of Law and Integration, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 9-11 September: European Society of International Law, Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
  • 4 September 2015: participation PhD-committee Hans Merket, Gent, Belgium
  • 1-3 July 2105: International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) Conference on Public Law in an Uncertain World, New York University, New York, USA
  • 26 June 2015: Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany
  • 25-26 June 2015: Conference Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
  • 23 June 2015: Lecture European InstitutionsMaster of Public Management, Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium
  • 22 June 2015: Keynote speech ‘EU External Representation Post-Lisbon’, 1 st CLEER Graduate workshop on the Law of EU External Relations, Brussels, Belgium
  • 19 June 2015: Editorial Board meeting European Papers, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
  • 13 May 2015: Keynote speech ‘The State of Affairs in EU External Relations Law’, Joint RENFORCE-CLEER Workshop on The External Effects of EU Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 24 April 2015: Conference Powers under External Pressure, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 22-23 April 2015: Research project PROCON, Europe's contribution to a value-based global order, Brussels, Belgium
  • 10 April 2015: Panel Risk Regulation on Emerging Technologies at the UCALL Congres 'Law in the Risk Society’, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 19-21 March 2015: Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
  • 26-27 February 2015: Participation in CEPS Ideas Lab ‘More or Less Europe?’, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, Belgium
  • 19-20 February 2015: Co-organiser of The EU and International Dispute Settlement, Joint Workshop organised by the ESIL Interest Group on The EU as a Global Actor, the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the European University Institute, EUI, Firenze, Italy
  • 12 February 2015: Conference Het Rijk en de G4 in Europa, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 5-6 February 2015: Research project PROCON, Europe's contribution to a value-based global order, Rapallo, Italy



  • 20 December 2013: Academic Workshop EU External Action Revisited, Europees Instituut, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
  • 12 December 2013: Invited speech at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (Sieps) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs on The Interface Between the EU and International Law after the Lisbon Treaty, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 10 December 2013: Guest lecture EU Security and Defence Policy, Law Faculty (Prof. Eric Myjer), Utrecht University, Utrecht
  • 6 December 2013: Conference Human Security as a Tool for a Comprehensive Approach to Human Rights and Security Linkages in EU Foreign Policy, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), The Hague (conference co-director)
  • 27-28 November 2013: Invited speech on Decisions of International Organizations in EU Law, Conference The European Union’s External Action in Times of Crises, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
  • 27-28 November 2013: Annual Conference Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG), University of Twente
  • 19 November 2013: Invited speech on European Law and the EEAS: New Legal Competences in EU Diplomacy (paper with Geert De Baere), European Diplomacy post-Westphalia and the European External Action Service: Taking Stock and Looking Forward, a conference at Europe House organised by the London School of Economics, with the support of EU Representation in the UK and UACES, London, UK
  • 8 November 2013: External Examiner PhD Viva, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • 7 November 2013: Invited speech on New Diplomatic Activities of the European Union and the Limits of International Law, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • 25 October 2013: Farewell Symposium prof. Fred Soons - What’s Wrong with International Law?, Utrecht University, Utrecht
  • 19 October & 5 November 2013: moderator of the debates on De wereld anno 2050: (h)eerlijke nieuwe wereld?, Studium Generale, Universiteit Twente
  • 27 September 2013: Kadi II seminar, Expertisecentrum Europees Recht (ECER), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, The Hague
  • 27-28 June 2013: Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany
  • 25-26 June 2013: Master of Public Management University of Twente, study trip Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 24 June 2013: Lecturing at the 1 st CLEER Summer School on The Law of EU External Relations, Brussels
  • 9-10 June 2013: Invited speech on Immunities of the European Union, International Conference The Immunity of International Organizations, University of Leiden
  • 23-25 May 2013: European Society of International Law – Research Forum International Law as a Profession, Amsterdam
  • 21-22 March 2013: Workshop EEAS 2.0, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 14-16 March 2013: Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
  • 22 February 2013: CLEER-ICCT Conference: The External Dimension of EU Counter-terrorism Policy, Brussels





  • 20 November 2009: 2 nd Annual Conference of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Brussels