MFJMCE Roundtable: EU Human Rights promotion: going beyond Europe?


This roundtable analyzes how the EU’s conception of human rights informs its rights promotion efforts with regions outside of Europe.

It highlights political and diplomatic approaches towards a greater embrace of human rights, and examines the major challenges of transferring EU provisions in different cultural and political contexts, including in the UN.


  • Dr. Steven D. Roper, Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University
  • Dr. Karen E. Smith,Professor of International Relations, Head of the Dept. of International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit

Moderator and Panelist:

  • Dr. Markus Thiel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics & International Relations,, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs; Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU

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