Conference presentations, proceedings, and others. Our faculty names are in bold.


Bátora, J., Osland, K., Peter, M., Stojanovic-Gajic, S.: The EU’s Conflict Management in the Serbia-Kosovo Conflict. EUNPACK Final Conference, CEPS, Brussels, Belgium, March 17-19, 2019

Bátora, J., Osland, K. Qehaja, F and Stojanovic-Gajic, S.: “Spaces and Institutional Logics in Post-Conflict Settings of Mitrovica”, paper presented at the International Studies Association, Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, March 27-30, 2019

Bátora, J.: “Problematic forms of EU-internal differentiation”, paper presented to the EU3D kick-off conferece, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, April 11-12, 2019

Bátora, J.: “PMCs as Interstitial Organizations and Change of War as an Institution”, paper presented to the international academic workshop Private Military and Security Companies: Institutions and Transformations”, Webster Vienna Private University, Vienna, Austria (conveners: Jozef Bátora, Caroline Batka), May 10, 2019

Brutschin, E. and Bátora, J.: “Privatizing War and Peace: The Case of US PMCs”, paper presented to the international academic workshop Private Military and Security Companies: Institutions and Transformations”, Webster Vienna Private University, Vienna, Austria (conveners: Jozef Bátora, Caroline Batka), May 10, 2019

Reshetnikov, A. (2019, 20-22 November) "Future Weapons, Disarmament, Deterrence and Emerging Technologies" and "Climate Beyond Crisis" speaker at (Insecurity) Sessions / Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg.

Anatoly Reshetnikov and Alexander Astrov, “Rhetorical action reconsidered: A case of transgressive diplomacy”, Workshop on Interlingual relations and translation in global politics, ISA Annual Convention, 26-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Russia as a trickster: How to manage stigma in international society”, ISA Annual Convention, 26-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada



Algieri, F. (26-27 June 2018) “Security cooperation – multilateralism at work”, 20th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue. Rules-based multilateralism in a changing world order, Vienna.

Bátora, J. and Babos, P. (June 19, 2018): “Making Sense of the EU: Thought Communities in Six EU States”, research paper presented to the international coference “The Twilight of Democracy? Central Europe’s Illiberal Turn”, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bátora, J., Osland, K. Qehaja, F and Stojanovic-Gajic, S. (October 17-19, 2018): “Competing Logics of Local Stability: EU Crisis Management in Mitrovica”, research paper presented at the Belgrade Security Forum, Belgrade, Serbia.

Brutschin, E. (2018, June 22-24.) EPSA, Vienna, Geopolitically Induced Investments in Biofuels.



Algieri, F. (2017, 9-10 July). Trapped in a capability-expectations gap? Institutional potential and systemic constraints of China-EU cooperation in the international arena. Presentation, European Symposium of the World Forum on China Studies by Shanghai Academic of Social Sciences/German Institute of Global and Area Studies/Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin.

Algieri, F (2017, 28 April). The European Union’s Asia Policy in a transatlantic context. In search of pivots?” Conference Chair, Vienna, Webster University.

Bátora, J. (6-9 September 2017) ECPR General Conference, Oslo.

Bátora, J. (11.9.2017) Research Meets Policy Seminar 2 – “A year on: Implementing the EU Global Strategy”, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.

Brutschin, E. (2017, March 22-23) CEU, Budapest, POLET Renewable Electricity Workshop "Correlates of renewable energy: Insights from the Political Science and Economics Literature."

Brutschin, E. & Pollak, J. (2017, 4 May). The fragmentation of preferences and the death of Europe? Negotiating energy in the European Council. Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association, Miami, Florida, USA.

Pollak, J. (2017, 6-9 September). The Parliamentary Dimension of Brexit. Panel Chair, Discussant and Standing Group Convenor at ECPR Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2017, 28 June). Agencies’ exernal relations and accountability. Panel Chair at Conference on ‘External dimension of EU agencies and bodies’. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.



Algieri, F. (29/30 November 2016) 9th Annual CFSP Review Conference 2016. “United we stand? EU foreign policy in an age of crisis”. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin.

Brutschin, E. & Pollak, J. (2016, 1-2 February). The Commission’s Power on the Rise: The role of ACER for the European Energy Security. TARN Workshop Conceptualization of Agencification of EU Governance at the Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Brutschin, E. 2016 - CEEISA ISA "The Political Economy of Energy Security Investments: Domestic Factors and International Dynamics", Ljubljana.

Pollak, J. (2016, 14 October). Turkey as future energy hub – potential or illusion. Invited Discussant at Workshop. Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2016, 13 October). The Southern Energy Corridor. Joint Conference of the Centre for Turkey (CETEUS) and EU Studies at the University of Cologne and the Cologne Monnet Association (COMOS). Cologne, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2016, 30 March). What kind of crisis for which kind of democracy? Or: What kind of democracy for which kind of crisis?. Workshop at Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2016, 17-18 March). Of wicked problems, crises and legitimacy. Theseus Conference ‘The European Union between Integration and Disintegration’, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Cologne, Germany.

Schubert, S. R. (2016, 8-11 March). Member of the Scientific Committee, SBE 16 Hamburg - International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Centre for Energy, Construction, Architecture and the Environment at HafenCity Universität Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany.

Bess, M. & Pollak, J. (2016, 1-2 February). Accountability regimes and the EU’s agency world. TARN Workshop ‘Conceptualization of Agencification of EU Governance’ at Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.



Pollak, J. (2015, 19-20 November). Recommendations for the Dutch Council Presidency. Collaborator at TEPSA Pre-presidency Conference. Den Haag, Netherlands.

Pollak, J. (2015, 12 November). Austria & the EU: 20 Years of Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. Panel Discussion at 8th Alumni Symposium of Webster Vienna Private University. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 29 October – 1 November). The two faces of representation. Workshop on a book edited by Johannes Pollak and Dario Castiglione, Center of Democracy Harvard. Boston, USA.

Pollak, J. (2015, 8-9 October). Österreich's Haltung zu Brexit und Grexit. IEP Konferenz. Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2015, 14 September). Europäische Gasversorgung im Umbruch. Energietage 2015, IIR Jahresbranchentreffen Gas. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 26-29 August). Section Chair at the ECPR’s Annual Conference: A total of 8 panels à 4-5 papers. Montréal, Canada.

Pollak, J. (2015, 2-3 July). Chair and discussant: Pademia Conference. Brussels, Belgium.

Schubert, S. R. (2015, 29 June). Panel Chair, TTIP-The search for facts, in cooperation with the embassies of the Poland, Spain and the United States, a panel discussion with Josef Janning (ECRF), Eric Frey (Der Standard), Pawel Zerka (DemosEuropa), and Hanno Lorenz (Agenda Austria), Webster University. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2015, 18-19 June). Energy Security and International Conflict. Co-organizer and panel chair at Experts’ Meeting, Webster University in cooperation with the IHS and support from the European Community Studies Association. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 18-19 June). Organizer and Chair: Webster Conference on Energy Security, Webster Vienna Private University. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 4-5 June). Grexit Brexit? Can Greece and the United Kingdom Quit European Institutions. Trans European Policy Studies Association: Luxembourg EU Pre-Presidency. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Helm, D. & Schubert, S. R. (2015, 13 April). The Energy Union – More than the sum of its parts. Moderator at Energy Talks at the University of Oxford. Oxford, UK.

Pollak, J. (2015, March 26-27). Chair and organizer: Pademia Conference, Institute for Advanced Studies. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2015). "The enduring search for security: Europe and the new geopolitics of energy”, Sicherheitspolitischer Arbeitskreis, University of Passau. Passau, Germany.



Algieri, F. (2014, 16-17 October). Austria’s ambivalent position towards EU enlargement and the Western Balkans. Paper, Workshop “EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans” by the European Policy Center Brussels.

Pollak, J. (2014, 5-6 November). Mess or System? Colliding Modes of representation in the EU. Conference on "Law and Democracy in Europe", University of Oslo, ARENA. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2014, 30-31 October). Hunting the Snark: Colliding, colluding, confusing modes of representation in the European Union. Conference on "Multilevel Democracy", Free University Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pollak, J. (2014, 10-11 October). Which democratic principles? And what about political parties?. Workshop on Political parties and democracy, Humboldt University (in cooperation with University of Oslo). Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2014, 3-6 September). Co-organizer for the section ‘Contemporary Challenges to Political Representation’, panel chair for the panel ‘Political representation beyond elections’ and discussant for the panel ‘Re-interpretations of key concepts in times of EU integration’. 8th ECPR General Conference, University of Glasgow. Glasgow, Scotland.

Pollak, J. (2014, 19-20 June). Input- paper on Turkey’s Role as Energy Partner in the Perceptions of Turkey and the EU, Workshop on Turkey’s Role in Global Energy: Turkey’s Potential as Future Energy Hub – Economic Developments and Political Options, Middle East Technical University. Ankara, Turkey.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 19-20 June). Kick-off conference of a project on “Turkey’s potential as a future energy hub – economic developments and political options” at the Middle East Technical University (METU). Ankara, Turkey.

Pollak, J. (2014, 16-19 June). Axes of democratic debate and political representation in the EU. PADEMIA PhD School “Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices”. Bratislava, Slovakia.

Pollak, J. (2014, 12-13 June). Parliaments and citizens in Europe. Co-organizer and discussant for the panel at the First Annual Conference of the ERASMUS Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe – PADEMIA. Brussels, Belgium.

Fossum, J. E., & Pollak, J. (2014, 5-7 June). Which Principles for a Democratic and Sustainable European Union?. 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union. The Hague, Netherlands.

Schubert, S. R. & Westphal, K. (2014, 9 May). The Shale Revolution and the Geopolitical Impacts for Europe. Moderator at Energy Talks. Stiftung Wissenschaft u. Poltik. Berlin, Germany.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 3-6 April). 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Chair: Natural Resource Conflicts. Chicago, IL, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 3-6 April). 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Reviewer/Discussant: Security Issues in East Asia. Chicago, IL, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 2-6 April). Checking China’s Caribbean Analogy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Brudvig, L. A. & Schubert, S. R. (2014, 31 March). The Future of Fracking and Unconventional Gas and Oil Resources. Moderator at Energy Talks at the US Embassy. City, Country.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 5 February). The Middle East at a Crossroad. Round Table Discussion (moderated by BBC Journalist/broadcaster Sophie Long). City, Country.



Schubert, S. R. (2013, 18 October). Energy City – A joint energy autonomy simulation with HafenCity University. Hamburg, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2013, 3-4 October). No integration without representation. Or: I am feeling a bit Greek today, Conventional wisdoms under challenge: Reviewing the EU’s democratic deficit in times of crisis. Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS), University of Salzburg. Salzburg, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2013, 4-7 September). Compounded Representation or Conceptual Change. Paper prepared for the ECPR General Conference Sciences Po Bordeaux. Domaine Universitaire, France.

Pollak, J. (2013, 3 June). A comment on J. Neyer, The European Union: Which Institutional Architecture for Which Democracy?. University of Trento. Trento, Italy.

Pollak, J. (2013, 9-11 May). The Fragmentation of Representation, Principles and Practices of Representation in the European Union. Two papers presented at the EUSA Thirteenth Biennial Conference Baltimore. Maryland, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). 71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel Chair: International Environmental Politics. Chicago, IL, USA

Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). 71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel Reviewer/Discussant: Re-examining Counterinsurgency. Chicago, IL, USA.

Brutschin, E. & Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). Being Green: Measuring ‘Greenness’ and the effect of EU Membership. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). Gauging China’s Intent: Literature Perspectives on China’s Expansion in the South China Sea. 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago. Illinois, USA.

Pollak, J. (2013, 10-11 January). Administrative representation? The case of EU agencies. The 4th International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.



Pollak, J. (2012, 24-25 May). National Parliaments in the EU – underdogs of representation?. Conference on ‘New trends in political representation in the EU – still democratic?’, University of Exeter. Exeter, UK.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2012, April). Why states do not go to war over energy. Nine assumptions, MPSA Conference. Chicago, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2012, 12-15 April). 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel: Epistemic Communities and Climate Politics. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2012, 10-15 April). The pitfalls of representation as claims-making. ECPR Joint Sessions. Antwerp, Netherlands.



Pollak, J. (2011, 2-3 December). Annual Conference of the Austrian Political Science Association 2011. Salzburg, Vienna.

Pollak, J. (2011, 26-27 November). What is left of European democracy?. Final RECON Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Schubert, S. R. (2011, 21 October). The Perception of Western NGOs in the Muslim World. Presentation made to the First Humanitarian Congress in Vienna. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2011, 22-23 September). Which Institutional Model? Which Democracy?. Conference on ‘The European Union: What Institutional Model for Which Type of Democracy’, University of Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2011, 1-3 September). Realism, Energy, and International Conflict Why the struggle for power is still the name of the game. APSA Annual Meeting 2011. Seattle, USA.

Pollak, J. (2011, 25-17 August). National parliaments in the EU: between exercising control and distributing information?. Panel at the 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2011, 14-15 July). Unequal but Democratic? Equality according to Karlsruhe. RECON Workshop ‘Strengthening Democracy in the EU: Alternative Forms of Representation’. Bremen, Germany.

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (2011, 20-22 June). Paper on ‘The communication function of the Austrian parliament’, 18th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies – Columbia University. Barcelona, Spain.

Pollak, J. (2011, 12-14 May). Representation and Accountability in the EU. International Seminar ‘Renewing or Challenging Democracy as we know it?’. Aarhus University. Aarhus, Denmark.

Pollak, J. (2011, 7-8 April). National Parliaments and Their Electorates in EU Affairs. Workshop at Viadrina University. Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2011, 1 April). Machiavellian Democracy. Workshop at European University Institute. Florence, Italy.

Pollak, J. (2011, 13-14 January). Conversion problems: from potential to actual power?. Panel ‘Demokratie im europäischen Integrationsprozess’, Dreiländertagung von SVPW, DVPW und ÖGPW, Universität Basel. Basel, Switzerland.

Schubert, S. R. (2011, 11-13 January). Energy Access for ALL: A political science perspective. Presentation made to the UN Agencies Connecting with Academics and the Civil Society Conference. Vienna, Austria.



Pollak, J. (2010, 21-24 September). External Advisor and Guest Lecturer to the Doctoral Programme of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change Finland. Aland Island, Finland.

Pollak, J. (2010, 16-18 September).The proliferation of accountability: vice or virtue?. Recon Workshop ‘Agency Governance in the EU and its Consequences’. Mannheim, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2010, 28-30 May). Directions of Change. Host to Recon Conference. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2010, 22-25 April). 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Reviewer/Discussant: External relations of the European Union. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2010, 21-25 April). Saviour or Achilles Heel: Turkish Membership in the Context of EU Energy Policy. Midwestern Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2010, 22-27 March). National Parliaments in the EU: from deparliamentarisation to reparliamentarisation and back. ECPR Conference. Muenster, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2010, 26 March). Winning again? The national parliaments’ in the Lisbon Treaty. International conference ‘The European Parliament and the future of democratic representation after the Treaty of Lisbon’, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS/UL). Lisbon, Portugal.

Pollak, J. (2010, 18-21 March). On Political Representation. Myths and Challenges. International Political Science Association, Panel 12: Democratic Representation in European Governance. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.