Europe’s International Promotion of LGBTI Rights: Promises & Pitfalls

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Venue:University Saint Louis, Brussels

A conversation about Markus Thiel’s latest book Europe’s International Promotion of LGBTI Rights: Promises & Pitfalls

Dr. Serena D'Agostino leads a conversation with Dr. Markus Thiel about his latest book, which examines how Europe attempts to jointly formulate and implement guidelines for the external promotion of LGBTI rights. Drawing on a critical constructivist international political framework infused with queer theoretical thought, the author investigates the apparent normative clash between Europe’s promotion of LGBTI rights as liberal human rights and the ensuing pushback by culturally and politically conservative states.


  • Markus Thiel, Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU; Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
  • Organisation: Sophie Jacquot (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)
  • Chair and mediator: Serena D’Agostino (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Discussion: David Paternotte (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Location: University Saint Louis Brussels, Institut d'Etudes Europeennes, Centre d'Excellence Jean Monnet, Brussels


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