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Amanda Paul
Amanda Paul
Senior Policy Analyst
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Amanda Paul is a foreign and security policy analyst.  Her main areas of expertise include Turkish foreign, security and domestic policy; security and conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space and EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood.

Presently employed as a Senior Policy Analyst at the EPC she is responsible for managing EPC projects related to Turkey; the EUs Eastern Neighbourhood and Caspian region; the Middle East and Gulf region and Jihadist radicalisation. She is also Associate Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she contributes to research and projects related to Ukraine and the broader region. 

Prior to working at the EPC, Amanda worked at the Brussels based think-tank, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and Türk Henkel in Istanbul.

Amanda is also an experienced journalist and columnist, writing on issues related to Turkey, Russian Foreign Policy and the Eurasia region. She is also broadly published in academic journals and other publications.

Internal Responsibilities

Manages the EPC’s Turkey project; Ukraine Forum; EU engagement with the South Caucasus; the Challenge of Jihadist radicalisation

Area of expertise

Turkish foreign, security and domestic policy; security and conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space and EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood

Languages

English, Turkish, French, Russian

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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

Russian academics
6 December 2017

Amanda Paul met a group of Russian academics in Brussels as part of a programme organised by the Freidrich Neumann Stiftung.

Connectivity in the Black Sea
3 December 2017

Amanda Paul spoke at Georgia’s National Security Council in Tbilisi on 3-5 December, delivering a presentation on Connectivity in the Black Sea – security, prosperity and values.

Turkey and Russia
1 December 2017

Amanda Paul wrote a contribution on Turkey-Russia relations for "Reconnecting Europe", the blog of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Turkey-EU cultural relations
27 November 2017

Amanda Paul took part in an expert meeting on Turkey-EU cultural relations organised by the Goete Institute and More Europe.

Turkish community in Brussels
26 November 2017

Demir Murat Seyrek and Amanda Paul spoke to BRUZZ about why radicalisation is not a major issue for the Turkish community in Brussels.

EU-Turkey relations
23 November 2017

The commentary The EU should not turn its back on Turkey by Amanda Paul and Demir Murat Seyrek was inserted in the EuroMed Review by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). 

Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts
19 November 2017

Amanda Paul spoke at a roundtable in Vienna on perceptions and misperceptions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts organised by the OSCE and LINKS.

EU-Turkey Economic Relations
7 November 2017

Amanda Paul participated in a dinner discussion with the Economic Advisor to the President of Turkey, and businessmen from Turkey on EU-Turkey Economic Relations

Marshall Plan for Ukraine
7 November 2017

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Ukraine World Congress on a Marshall Plan for Ukraine.

Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?
20 October 2017

Amanda Paul shared her observations on Moldova's future and its relations with the EU in a contribution for the blog of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

Moldova's domestic agenda and foreign policy
8 October 2017

Amanda Paul took part in a three-day study to Moldova organised by the German Marshall Fund. It was related to Moldova's domestic agenda and foreign policy, and relations with the EU and Russia in particular.

Turkey, Germany and the EU
2 October 2017

Amanda Paul wrote a contribution on Turkey-German-EU relations for "Reconnecting Europe", the blog of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Visiting the frontline of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
19 July 2017

Amanda Paul took part in a visit to the frontline of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict organised by the International Eurasian Press Fund.

Lecture at Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy University
18 July 2017

On 17 and 18 July, Amanda Paul lectured at the EU Summer School at the Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy University in Baku

EU-Georgia relations
14 July 2017

Amanda Paul spoke at the conference on EU-Georgia relations in Batum, Georgia.

Peacebuilding in Nagorno-Karakh
28 June 2017

Amanda Paul took part in an expert brainstorming session organised by the International Crisis Group on peacebuilding and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Future of EU-Turkey relations
27 June 2017

Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on the future of EU-Turkey Relations and freedom of media in Turkey. 

IDP's in the South Caucasus
20 June 2017

On 20 June, Amanda Paul spoke on IDP’s in the South Caucasus at a seminar organised by the European Azerbaijan Society.

 

Global Disorder: Implications for the South Caucasus
15 June 2017

On 14-15 June, Amanda Paul spoke at a conference in Aghveran, Armenia on Global Disorder: Implications for the South Caucasus.

The Eastern Partnership - Deliverables, Prospects & Challenges
7 June 2017

Amanda Paul moderated an event organised by the European Parliament and the 'European Alliance for Georgia' on the issue of “The Eastern Partnership - Deliverables, Prospects & Challenges”

EU-Turkey Relations
30 May 2017

On 30 May, Amanda Paul spoke at an experts workshop organised by the Heinrich Boll Foundation on EU-Turkey Relations

 

EU-Gulf cooperation
16 May 2017

Amanda Paul, Andrea Frontini and Francesca Fabbri met with a delegation of Bahraini policymakers and academics, led by H.E. Sameera Ebrahim bin Rajab, Special Envoy for the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

South Caucasus Security Forum
21 April 2017

On 20 and 21 April, Amanda Paul participated in the South Caucasus Security Forum in Tbilisi (Georgia) where she made a presentation on 'The EU Global Strategy – Impact and implications for the Eastern Partnership'. 

The Southern Gas Corridor: Heading into the Home Stretch?
31 March 2017

Meeting with the Emirates Diplomatic Academy
28 March 2017

On 28 March 2017, Andrea Frontini, Amanda Paul and Francesca Fabbri met with a delegation of the Diplomatic Academy of the United Arab Emirates and discussed EPC’s recent project on ‘The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation’. On the same day, Andrea Frontini also participated, as a guest speaker, in a dinner discussion with the delegation on the Common Security and Defence Policy.

Eastern Europe between Russia and the EU
24 March 2017

On 24 March Amanda Paul Spoke at a conference organised by the Centre for European Reform (CER) on 'Contested space: Eastern Europe between Russia and the EU'.

Migration, refugees and internally displaced people in the South Caucasus
15 March 2017

On 15 March Amanda Paul spoke at a hearing organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in  Baku, Azerbaijan on the issue of migration, refugees and internally displaced people in the South Caucasus.

The role and influence of the EU in the South Caucasus
9 March 2017

Amanda Paul gave a presentation at a seminar organised by the European Parliament’s Young Political Leaders Programme on the role and influence of the EU in the South Caucasus.

Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?
22 February 2017

Amanda Paul was one of the experts that contributed to Carnegie Europe's weekly column 'Judy asks'. This week, the question was 'Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?'

Iron Constitution - Why Turkish voters are likely to hand more power to the president
21 February 2017

Amanda Paul wrote an article for International Politics and Society called 'Iron Constitution - Why Turkish voters are likely to hand more power to the president', about the Turkish referendum on introducing an executive presidency, a dramatic expansion of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. 

Increasing role of Russia in the South Caucasus
7 February 2017

Amanda Paul gave a presentation at the Subcommittee on Security and Defence in the European Parliament on the increasing role of Russia in the South Caucasus, on 7 February. 

Turkey's constitutional amendments
6 February 2017

Amanda Paul wrote a piece on Turkey's constitutional amendments for the Valdai Club, which aims to 'promote dialogue of Russian and international intellectual elites and to deliver independent objective scholarly analysis of political, economic, and social developments in Russia and the world'.

The Jihadist challenge in Belgium and Europe
24 January 2017

On 24 January, Amanda Paul and Andrea Frontini briefed a group of diplomats from the Mission of Korea to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union on ‘The Jihadist Challenge in Belgium and Europe’.

Armenian, Azerbaijani and EU experts discuss confidence-building and peace-keeping in Brussels
7 December 2016

Amanda Paul participated in a workshop in Brussels on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, in which Armenian, Azerbaijani and EU experts discussed confidence-building and peace-keeping. The workshop was organised by LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) and the European Policy Centre in the framework of the EU supported EPNK programme.

Turkish-Greek Relations and Turkey’s regional ambitions
29 November 2016

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Martens Centre on 29 November on Turkish-Greek Relations and Turkey’s regional ambitions.

The EU’s relations with the South Caucasus 25 years since independence
25 November 2016

Amanda Paul's paper on “The EU’s relations with the South Caucasus 25 years since independence” was published by the Heinrich Boel Foundation. 

The future of EU-Turkey relations
24 November 2016

On 24 November Amanda Paul took part in and expert meeting on the future of EU-Turkey relations organised by the IKV.

Geopolitical processes in the South Caucasus
23 November 2016

On 23 November Amanda Paul spoke at a conference in Yerevan, Armenia, organised by Yerevan State University, the Centre for European Studies and the EU Delegation to Armenia, on Geopolitical processes in the South Caucasus.

EU-Ukraine relations, Russia and Black Sea security
17 November 2016

On 17 November Amanda Paul addressed a group of Ukrainian Journalists on the EU-Ukraine Relations, Russia and Black Sea Security.

the Turkey-EU Migration deal
8 November 2016

On 8 November Amanda Paul delivered a speech in the European Parliament on the Turkey-EU Migration deal. 

Turkey-EU Relations
4 November 2016

On 4 November Amanda Paul spoke at the Istanbul Security Conference on Turkey-EU Relations.

How the Kremlin views Eastern Partnership
19 October 2016

On 19 October Amanda Paul gave a presentation on “How the Kremlin views Eastern Partnership” at a conference organised by the Heinrich Boel Foundation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

EU/NATO-Russia relations
30 September 2016

On 30 September Amanda Paul spoke at an expert meeting on EU/NATO-Russia relations organised by NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Rise of populism and radicalisation in times of mass migration in Europe
26 September 2016

Marco Funk, Amanda Paul and Juliane Schmidt spoke to a delegation of media representatives, members of civil society organisations and politicians from Israel, Palestine and Jordan about the rise of populism and radicalisation in times of mass migration to Europe. The discussion was part of a study visit to Brussels organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Is Europe Wobbling Over Sanctions on Russia?
1 June 2016

Amanda Paul and other experts answered a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.  Amanda gave her view on the question 'Is Europe Wobbling Over Sanctions on Russia?'

EU Foreign Policy
1 June 2016

On 1, 2 and 3 June Amanda Paul gave lectures on the EU Foreign Policy at the EU Summer School Programme of ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan.

20th Anniversary of the College of Europe
28 May 2016

On 26 May Amanda Paul spoke at the 20th Anniversary of the College of Europe on the Migration Crisis and Turkey-EU Relations.

Future of EU-Russia relations
10 May 2016

On 10 May Amanda Paul spoke on the future of Russia-EU relations at a conference organised by the London School of Economics, the Brussels School of International Studies and the Dahrendorf Forum on 'Avoiding a New ‘Cold War’: The Future of EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis'.

Hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh
21 April 2016

On 21 April Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by the European Parliament on 'The escalation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh: a reason of concern for the EU?'

Nagorno-Karabakh
20 April 2016

On 20 April Amanda Paul spoke on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict before the Subcommittee on Security and Defence in the European Parliament. 

Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space
8 April 2016

Amanda Paul took part in a seminar organised by the Canadian Mission to the EU on Russia for representatives of the Canadian civil service and military. She spoken about Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space and relations with the EU.

The South Caucasus: threats and opportunities
2 April 2016

On 1-2 April Amanda Paul travelled to Armenia for a conference organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Concord Institute on 'The South Caucasus: Threats and Opportunities'.

Who should move first on Minsk?
7 March 2016

Amanda Paul was one of the experts who was asked a question about developments related to the Minsk Agreement, Russia and the broader region on Centre on Global Interests' (CGI) website, in the March 2016 installment of 'CGI asks'.  

Sanctions on Iran lifted
23 February 2016

Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on 23 February on the economic impact of sanctions on Iran being lifted. 

Cyprus
22 February 2016

Amanda Paul spoke to a group of Turkish and Greek Cypriots on the issue of the Cyprus problem as part of a study tour to Brussels. 

Elections in Turkey
12 November 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a Debate organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre on “Turkey: New Elections, New Turkey?”

Ukraine-EU Relations
5 November 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at the annual Riga security conference on the topic of Ukraine-EU Relations.

Peace Process in Cyprus
1 November 2015

On 1 and 2 November Amanda Paul spoke at a workshop organised by Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) in Georgia on “The Complexity of Peace Processes - Learnings from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Cyprus cases” where she delivered a presentation on the Cyprus case.

Security in the South Caucasus
16 October 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar on the security in the South Caucasus organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

FRIDE conference
12 October 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organise by FRIDE on 'The role of the EU, Turkey, Russia, the US and Iran in South Caucasus development and security’.

Fundamental freedoms and minorities in Turkey
7 October 2015

Amanda Paul spoke to a group from Turkey’s Yenikoy Greek Community on the issue of fundamental freedoms and minorities in Turkey.

Turkish domestic and foreign policy
6 October 2015

Amanda Paul Spoke to a group from Copenhagen University on the Turkish Domestic and Foreign Policy – Where to next?

Ukrain-Russia Conflict
28 September 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung on the Ukraine-Russia conflict

11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable, China and EU: Achievements, Experiences and Challenges
20 September 2015

From September 21 to 22, Amanda Paul, Marco Giuli and Paul Ivan participated in the 11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable in Nanjing, China. Co-organised by the EPC, the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) and the EU-Asia Centre, the Roundtable is an important platform for debate between Chinese and European experts. 

The two-day event brought together more than thirty officials, academics and think tankers from China and the EU. In a session on regional challenges, Amanda Paul spoke about "The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East: Security Implications for the Region and Beyond", and Paul Ivan spoke about "Challenges in Eastern Europe". In a session considering China-Europe roles on global and regional issues, Marco Giuli spoke about the "Geopolitics of Russian energy between Europe and China".

The 11th China-EU Think Tank Roundtable was organised with the kind support of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union.

EU-China Think Tank Dialogue
18 September 2015

From 18-21 September Amanda Paul took part in the EU-China Think Tank Dialogue, making a presentation on the “Syrian conflict and ISIS: Shifting Sands in the Middle East”.

Role of EU in South Caucasus
22 July 2015

Amanda Paul gave a lecture at the  Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy University EU Summer School on 'Eastern Partnership and role of the EU in the South Caucasus'.

Turkey-EU Relations: Forever Engaged, Never to be Married?
8 July 2015

Amanda Paul wrote the paper 'Turkey-EU Relations: Forever Engaged, Never to be Married?' for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. 

Security and Stability in the South Caucasus
20 June 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at the 89th NATO Parliamentary Assembly in cooperation with the Armenian National Assembly on 19-20 June in Yerevan on 'Security and Stability in the South Caucasus: Fostering Enduring Regional Peace'. 

Security in the South Caucasus
5 June 2015

On 4-5 June, Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Centre for Political and Legal Studies (Yerevan) on “the South Caucasus Security and External Actors”, discussing the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on the South Caucasus. 

Role of the EU in the South Caucasus
28 May 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) on the role and policy of the EU in the South Caucasus.

The future of the Eastern Partnership
6 May 2015

Amanda Paul made a presentation on the future of the Eastern Partnership at the conference 'Eastern Partnership and Its Prospects: What Can the EU Offer to the Eastern Neighbours' organised by the Central European University, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Latvian President of the EU, in Budapest.

Security in Caspian region
27 April 2015

Amanda Paul delivered two lectures at the NATO International School of Azerbaijan Summer School in Baku (27 April to 1 May) on 'Security and Geopolitics in the Caspian Region' and on 'EU Energy Security and Caspian Gas'.

Russia Today
14 April 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a roundtable organised by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on “Russia Today – Challenges, Prospects and NATO and EU Responses”.

South Caucasus
25 March 2015

Amanda Paul gave a presentation to a group of students from the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy on the EU’s Policy towards the South Caucasus.

Turkey
19 March 2015

Amanda Paul gave a presentation on “the impact of an increasing authoritarian Turkey on the Turkish economy” at a conference  in London, organised by the European Employee Relations Group.

The Eastern Partnership, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the Impact on the South Caucasus
25 February 2015

Amanda Paul's newest paper titled 'The Eastern Partnership, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the impact on the South Caucasus' was published by Istituto Affari Internazionali on 25 February 2015.

The Eastern Partnership, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the Impact on the South Caucasus - See more at: http://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/eastern-partnership-russia-ukraine-war-and-impact-south-caucasus#sthash.IjEjcGbB.dpuf
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The Eastern Partnership, the Russia-Ukraine War, and the Impact on the South Caucasus - See more at: http://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/eastern-partnership-russia-ukraine-war-and-impact-south-caucasus#sthash.IjEjcGbB.dpuf
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
16 February 2015

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by Kings College London and the University of Birmingham on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, on 17 February 2015.

Internally Displaced People in Ukraine
16 February 2015

On 16 February 2015, Amanda Paul spoke at the 8th Europe-Ukraine Forum, organised by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, at Lodz, Poland on the issue of internally displaced people in Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine crisis
3 February 2015

On 3 February 2105, Amanda Paul spoke on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis at a seminar organised by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.

Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy
26 January 2015

Amanda Paul took part in an exchange of views on Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy with members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at a lunch organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on 26 January 2015.

Ukraine-Russia crisis
19 November 2014

Amanda Paul delivered a speech on Russia-Ukraine-EU relations on 19 November at a conference organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on “The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict and the European Union”

Ukraine-Russia crisis
16 November 2014

Amanda Paul delivered a speech on European Security and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, at the European Professionals Network Brunch on 16 November 2014.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
11 November 2014

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference at Oxford University on 11 November on 'The impact of international and regional developments on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement process' organized by LINKS and the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford University.

Crisis in Ukraine
10 November 2014

Amanda Paul spoke at a lunch briefing on the Russia-Ukraine crisis for members of the Canadian Parliament on 10 November 2014.

Georgia and Moldova on the road to Europe
6 November 2014

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference on 'Beyond Ukraine: how to strengthen Georgia and Moldova on their European way?', organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on 6 November 2014.

Eastern Partnership and South Caucasus
9 October 2014

On 9 October Amanda Paul delivered a Paper on Eastern Partnership and the South Caucasus at a conference at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome.

Eastern Partnership
2 October 2014

On 2 October Amanda Paul addressed a group of Azerbaijani officials on Eastern Partnership as part of a programme organized by the International Organization for Migration.

Uzbekistan
1 October 2014

On 1 October Amanda Paul and Paul Ivan meet a group of civil society and government representatives from Uzbekistan for a discussion on security and environmental issues.

Ukraine-Russia crisis
30 September 2014

On 30 September Amanda Paul briefed a group of foreign policy advisors from the German Parliament (Bundestag) on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis and the role of the EU.

Ukraine-Russia crisis
26 September 2014

On 26 September Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organized by the European Movement on the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine-Russia crisis
17 September 2014

On 17 September, Amanda Paul took part in an expert working lunch with Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Peter Boehm, on Ukraine-Russia.

Belarus
12 September 2014

On 11 September Amanda Paul took part in an expert Workshop on Belarus, organised by the Eastern Europe Studies Centre

Riga and Eastern Partnership
12 September 2014

On 12 September Amanda Paul took part in an expert Workshop on the “Riga Process & Eastern Partnership” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Security in the Eastern neighbourhood
12 September 2014

On 12-13 September Amanda Paul participated at the Riga Security Conference in Riga, Latvia on Security in the Eastern Neighbourhood. At this conference, the publication 'Ten years in the Euro-Atlantic Community' - to which Amanda Paul contributed the chapter 'ENP ten years on: the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the impact on security and stability in the South Caucasus' - was presented.

The Power of History in Eastern Europe
1 September 2014

On 1 September 2014, Amanda Paul moderated a debate about 'The Power of History in Eastern Europe', organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

EU and Eastern Partnerships
10 July 2014

Amanda Paul moderated the panel on 'How can the EU and the Eastern Partners further develop the EaP framework of cooperation?' at the 11th International Conference - Georgia's European Way - Batumi, 10-11 July 2014.

Local Governance in Turkey
24 June 2014

On 24 June, Amanda Paul gave a presentation on "Local Governance in Turkey and steps Towards Decentralization" at the Working Group on Relations with Turkey at the Committee of Regions in Brussels.

The Impact of the Crimea Crisis on the South Caucasus
16 June 2014

On 16-19 June, Amanda Paul spoke at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, in the 86th ROSE-ROTH SEMINAR organized in cooperation with the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan in Baku on "The Impact of the Crimea Crisis on the South Caucasus"

The role of the EU in the South Caucasus
7 June 2014

Amanda Paul spoke on "After Crimea: the role of the EU in the South Caucasus" in Armenia on 6-7 June at a conference on "Southern Caucasus and Regional Security: the EU, Russia and other External Actors", organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Center for Political and Legal Studies

Eastern Partnership
23 May 2014

Amanda Paul spoke on New Eastern Partnership at the Baltic Forum in Jurmula, Latvia on 23-24 May 2014.

Turkey Business Summit
12 May 2014

Amanda Paul, participated in the FT Turkey Business Summit in Istanbul on 7 May on the topic of “Can Turkey become Europe’s New Power  House”.

NATO-Azerbaijan Cooperation
6 May 2014

Amanda Paul gave a speech at NATO on 5 May on NATO-Azerbaijan Cooperation at a conference marking 20 years of Azerbaijan’s participation in NATO’s Partnership for Peace Programme.

The road to Damascus
25 April 2014

On 23 April 2014, Amanda Paul moderated a debate at Leuven University in Belgium on “Syria – The Way Ahead on the Road to Damascus”.

Turkish local elections
11 April 2014

Amanda Paul spoke to a group from Roskilde University in Denmark on EU-Ukraine Relations.

Outcome of Turkey local elections
10 April 2014

On 10 April 2014, Amanda Paul spoke on the outcome of the Turkish local elections at a seminar organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on Turkey between the Elections.

Project on Ukraine
9 April 2014

From 7-9 April 2014, Amanda Paul was in Ukraine as part of a Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) Research and Fact Finding Delegation, advising and supporting their project on Ukraine

Ukraine-Russia Crisis
28 March 2014

On 28 March 2014, Amanda Paul  spoke to a group from the University of Malta about the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

BSCSIF General Assembly
10 March 2014

Amanda Paul participated at the Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund (BSCSIF) General Assembly in Istanbul on 8 and 9 March

Turkey EU relations
20 February 2014

Amanda Paul moderated a meeting oranised by the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit on Turkey EU Relations on 18 February

EU-Moldova relation
10 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, Amanda Paul and Paul Ivan gave a briefing on EU-Moldova Relations as part of a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung study programme for a delegation of young Romanian politicians

EU-Ukraine Relations
30 January 2014

Amanda Paul made a speech on 30 January on “The Rubik’s Cube of EU-Ukraine Relations” at a conference organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, in Edmonton, Canada

EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle
30 January 2014

Amanda Paul made a speech on the EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle at a roundtable organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council on 30 January, in Canada

After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?
29 January 2014

Amanda Paul delivered a lecture at the University of Alberta, Canada on “After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine”? on 29 January.

Southern Gas Corridor
21 January 2014

Amanda Paul spoke at a lunch organised by the European Movement and the Caspian Strategy Institute on 21 January on "EU Energy Strategy: the role of the Southern Gas Corridor".

Russia-EU relations
20 January 2014

On 14 January, Amanda Paul spoke on the future of Russia-EU relations at an expert meeting organised by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Post Vilnius, Eastern Partnership and Georgia
16 December 2013

On 13 December, Amanda Paul had a briefing to a group from Tbilisi State University and Abkhaz State University on “Post Vilnius, Eastern Partnership and Georgia” organized by the Germany Marshall Fund.

Eastern Partnership, Moldova’s EU integration process and the Transnistrian issue
16 December 2013

On 15 December, Amanda Paul made a presentation on “Eastern Partnership, Moldova’s EU integration process and the Transnistrian issue”, as part of a study tour organized by Crisis Management Initiative (CMI).

Returning the Momentum to EU Enlargement: Focus on Turkey
13 December 2013

On 12 December, Amanda Paul spoke at seminar organised by the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) on “Returning the Momentum to EU Enlargement: Focus on Turkey” and delivering a speech on the Future Prospects for Turkey’s EU Accession Process.

Future of Eastern Partnership
12 December 2013

On 11 December, Amanda Paul spoke on “the Future of Eastern Partnership” at a seminar organised by DG Environment, European Commission on "The EU Eastern neighbours: pawns on the European chess board?"

Georgia on the road to Europe
4 December 2013

On 4 December, Amanda Paul gave a speech on 'Georgia on the road to Europe' at a conference, organised by the Heinich Böll Stiftung, on 'One Year After its First Democratic Change of Government: Georgia on the Road to Europe'.

Eastern Partnership post-Vilnius
3 December 2013

On 3 December, Amanda Paul gave a briefing to the Georgia-EU Business Council on the Eastern Partnership post-Vilnius.

European integration and the Eastern Partnership
14 November 2013

On 14 November, Amanda Paul travelled to Berlin where she delivered a speech on 'European Integration and the future of the Eastern Partnership: Political, economic and regional dimensions', organised by Berlin Economics and the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

International Humanitarian Forum
2 November 2013

From 31 October to 2 November, Amanda Paul participated in the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she spoke on 'Social media in policy making and governance'.

Ukraine-EU relations
30 October 2013

From 27 to 30 October, Amanda Paul took part in a Study Visit on Ukraine-EU relations in Kyiv, organised by the German Marshall Fund.

EU energy security
26 October 2013

From 24 to 26 October, Amanda Paul participated in the annual Baltic Forum in Jurmala, Latvia, where she spoke about 'EU energy security - opportunities and challenges'.

Turkey's engagement in the post-Soviet space
18 October 2013

On 15 October, Amanda Paul travelled to Warsaw to participate in a conference on "Turkey's engagement in the Post-Soviet space: Implications for the EU", where she moderated the panel on "Wider Black Sea: A grey zone of instability or bridge between East and West". The conference was organised by the European Council on Foreign Relations and demosEUROPA.

Bucharest Forum 2013
30 September 2013

Amanda Paul participated in two panel discussions at the Bucharest Forum 2013, held from 26-28 September. The first panel was on 'Post-Vilnius: What Future for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership', and the second was on 'Turkey's Regional Ambitions: A Promise or a Stumbling Block?'. The Forum was organised by the Aspen Institute Romania.

Georgia's European Way
19 July 2013

On 12 July, Amanda Paul travelled to Batumi, Georgia, to participate in the 10th Batumi conference on 'Georgia's European Way', where she delivered a speech on 'More for More Principle: Does it Deliver Reform?'

E-Politics: New paths of youth participation
5 July 2013

Between 3 and 5 July, Amanda Paul participated in a conference in Izmir, Turkey, on Youth, Democracy and Change, organised by the Turkish Grand Assembly, where she delivered a presentation on 'E-Politics: New Paths of Youth Participation'.

EU and Azerbaijan: security and integration
7 June 2013

Hans Martens and Amanda Paul travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan, to participate at a conference organised by the EPC and the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM) on 'EU and Azerbaijan: security and integration'. Hans Martens touched on the financial crisis in Europe during his speech, and Amanda Paul spoke on 'Nagorno-Karabakh: A Challenge for the EU'.

Georgia's reform agenda
29 May 2013

On 29 May, Amanda Paul moderated an event entitled 'How well is Georgia implementing its reform agenda?' organised by the Open Society European Policy Institute.

Turkey-EU relations
28 May 2013

On 28 May, Amanda Paul gave a presentation on Turkey-EU relations at a seminar programme on 'Influential partner in the region - Turkey's perception in the Middle East', organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Ukraine-EU: what's next?
23 May 2013

On 23 May, Amanda Paul delivered a speech on 'EU-Ukraine: Prospects for the future' during a conference on 'Ukraine-EU: what's next?', organised by The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Kyiv.

Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
23 May 2013

On 23 May, Amanda Paul was the guest speaker at a debate on 'The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement: Can there be European Modernisation without European Integration?', organised by the International Centre for Policy Studies.

Iran's Presidential election
17 May 2013

On 17 May, Amanda Paul spoke about Iran's forthcoming Presidential election during a panel discussion on Euronews' 'The Network Show'.

EU-Ukraine relations
15 May 2013

On 15 May, Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar on 'EU-Ukraine relations', organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Conditions for Freedom, Peace and Prosperity in the South Caucasus
26 April 2013

Amanda Paul spoke about 'Great Games and Geopolitics? Regional and International Actors in the South Caucasus' at a conference on 'Conditions for Freedom, Peace and Security in the South Caucasus' in Istanbul, organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Common European Foreign Policy
23 April 2013

On 23 April, Amanda Paul participated in a seminar organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on the issue of 'Current Challenges for a Common European Foreign Policy'.

Ways forward in Nagorno Karabakh
17 April 2013

On 17 April, Amanda Paul took part in an expert meeting on 'Breaching the Impasse: Discussing ways forward in Nagorno Karabakh', organised by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London.

Jewish National Fund study tour
12 April 2013

From 10-13 April, Amanda Paul travelled to Israel to take part in a study tour organised by the Jewish National Fund. Click here for more.

Turkey and Europe
25 March 2013

On 25 March, Amanda Paul moderated a panel on 'Turkey and Europe: Time to Decide' in the European Parliament during a conference on 'Turkey and Europe: Drifting Apart?', organised by Insight Turkey.

Southern Caucasus: European Perspectives and Regional Challenges
18 March 2013

Amanda Paul travelled to Armenia for a conference on 16 and 17 March, entitled 'Southern Caucasus: European Perspectives and Regional Challenges', where she delivered a speech on 'The EU and the South Caucasus: How Far, How Deep?' The conference was organised by the Centre for Political and Legal Studies in Armenia and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Turkey-EU relations
11 March 2013

On 11 March, Amanda Paul gave a lecture at Ghent University on Turkey-EU relations.

Turkey and Europe's economic future
11 February 2013

On 11 February 2013, Amanda Paul and Fabian Zuleeg gave a talk to a group of students from the European Studies student association of Trondheim, Norway, on Turkey and Europe's long-term economic future, respectively.

Turkey-EU relations
8 February 2013

On 8 February 2013, Amanda Paul gave a speech on Turkey-EU relations at the College of Europe.

Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities
11 January 2013

On 11 January 2013, Amanda Paul took part in an Expert Seminar at Chatham House, entitled 'Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities'.

Caspian Forum
6 December 2012

On 6 December 2012, Amanda Paul took part in the first 'Caspian Forum', organised by the Caspian Strategy Institute, in Istanbul.

Nagorno-Karabakh
4 December 2012

On 4 December, Amanda Paul took part in an expert analysis workshop on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, organised by the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK).

Ukraine Elections
3 December 2012

On 3 December 2012, Amanda Paul took part in an Expert Seminar at Chatham House on 'Ukraine after the Elections'.

Security and Stability in the South Caucasus
29 November 2012

On 29 November 2012, Amanda Paul spoke at a seminar organised by the Friedrich Nauman Stiftung, on 'Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Freedom, Peace and Prosperity in the South Caucasus', where she delivered a presentation on 'Security and Stability in the South Caucasus'.

EU-Moldova relations
12 November 2012

On 12 November 2012, Amanda Paul spoke about the Eastern Partnership, EU-Moldova relations and the Transnistrian issue at a seminar organised by Crisis Management Initiative.

EU, Russia and the New Eastern Europe
28 June 2012

Amanda Paul took part in a seminar organized by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on “the EU, Russia and the New Eastern Europe”.

Europe Week in Tbilisi
30 May 2012

From 30 May to 2 June, Hans Martens and Amanda Paul, travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia to participate in the Annual Europe Week Conference. Amanda Paul moderated the session on the EU Neighbourhood Policy and Social Transformation in the South Caucasus, while Hans Martens spoke on the panel Eurozone: Towards Federalism.

EU-Ukraine Relations
19 May 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Chicago for a conference on Assessing Ukraine-NATO Relations on the Eve of the Chicago NATO Summit. She delivered a speech on EU-Ukraine Relations.

EU-Ukraine Relations
18 May 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Kyiv to moderate a panel on “Ukraine-EU association: where are we”? at a conference organised by the EPC, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and International Foundation “European Development.

Developments in Turkey
8 May 2012

Amanda Paul took part in a lunch discussion with Turkish businesswomen hosted by Members of the European Parliament, Sandra Kalniete, Emine Bozkut and Metin Kazak, on developments in Turkey.

South Caucasus
4 May 2012

Amanda Paul contributed to a new report on “security and democracy in the neighbourhood: the case of the south Caucasus” by DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.

Black Sea Security
19 April 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Kyiv to take part in the 5th Kyiv Security Forum: Trends in Global Security: Does Democracy Matter? Organized by the Open Ukraine Foundation She spoke in the panel on EU – With or Without Ukraine?

Eastern Partnership Countries
22 March 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia to take part in the first EU-Eastern Partnership organised by the Institute for Eastern Studies where she spoke on Modern education as a vehicle for development of the Eastern Partnership Countries.

EU – With or Without Ukraine?
19 March 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Kyiv Ukraine to take part in the 5th Kyiv Security Forum: Trends in Global Security: Does Democracy Matter? Organized by the Open Ukraine Foundation She spoke in the panel on 'EU – With or Without Ukraine?'   

EU-Ukraine relations
7 March 2012

Amanda Paul travelled to Ottawa, Canada for the international conference organized by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation on Ukraine and the Crossroads, where she delivered a speech on EU-Ukraine relations.

EU-Ukraine
23 February 2012

Amanda Paul spoke at the Fifth EU-Ukraine Forum in Kyiv organised by the Institute for Eastern Studies (Poland) on the issue of "Association Agreement: on the way to European Integration".

Russian Foreign Policy
19 January 2012

Amanda Paul addressed a group of scholars from John Hopkins University on Russian Foreign Policy.

Role of the EU in the South Caucasus
19 December 2011

Amanda Paul spoke on the role of the EU in the South Caucasus at an Expert Seminar organised by the European Commission.

The Middle East After the Arab Spring and the Role of Turkey
2 December 2011

Between 2nd and 4th December Amanda Paul travelled to Gaziantep in Turkey to take part in a conference organized by the Abant Platform and Zirve University on the topic The Middle East After the Arab Spring and the Role of Turkey.

EU-Ukraine Relations
1 December 2011

Amanda Paul Moderated a Seminar on EU-Ukraine Relations: What Next organized by the Institute for Ukrainian Politics, Kyiv.

EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, the South Caucasus and Georgia-EU Relations
21 November 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at lunch organized by the EU-Georgia Business Council on the developments in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, the South Caucasus and Georgia-EU Relations 

Modova-Transnistria Peace process
31 October 2011

Amanda Paul, travelled to Cyprus between 31 October and 5 November in her capacity as an expert on the Cyprus problem, as part of a programme organised by Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), focused on 'Supporting the Modova-Transnistria Peace process in Cyprus'.

Mediterranean Security Dilemma
26 October 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies (SAM) in Baku Azerbaijan on Mediterranean Security Dilemma: Challenges and Perspectives.

Turkey's relations with the EU
29 September 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at the Golden Rose Mutlicultural Association on the issue of Turkey’s relations with the EU.

EU in its Eastern Neighbourhood and Turkey
16 September 2011

Amanda Paul took part in the Riga Security Conference, in Latvia and spoke about EU in its Eastern Neighbourhood and Turkey

Political and economic situation in Azerbaijan
5 September 2011

Amanda Paul visited Azerbaijan between 3 and 9 July as part of an expert group, meeting representatives from the Administration of President Aliyev, the government, business, civil society and international organisation. The visit was organised by the International Cooperation Fund for the Caspian and Black Seas, to monitor political and economic situation in the country as well as the role of NGO’s.

Kurdish problem
28 June 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on ‘Turkey after the Elections: What next?’ on the issue of the Kurdish Problem.

EU-Ukraine visa liberalisation
20 May 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference on Ukraine-EU relations organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Kyiv on the subject of EU-Ukraine Visa Liberalisation.

EU-Ukraine visa dialogue
20 May 2011

Amanda Paul gave a speech on EU-Ukraine visa dialogue at a conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, organised by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine on Ukraine-EU Relations

Ukrainian-Turkish relationship
19 May 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at a conference organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the National Institute for Strategic Studies on "Unleashing the Potential of the Ukrainian-Turkish Relationship" in Kyiv.

EU-Turkey Relations
27 January 2011

Amanda Paul spoke at a Conference on "EU-Turkey Relations" organised by the Union of Bursa Municipalities.

Armenia
21 June 2010

Amanda Paul participated in a Study Trip to Armenia organised by European Friends of Armenia, where she met with representatives of the Armenian government, opposition, business, NGO’s, think-tanks, etc.

Europe without barriers?
11 June 2010

Amanda Paul spoke at a roundtable in Kyiv on “Prospects of removing visa barriers from the EU to Ukraine and other Eastern European countries”. The roundtable was organised by the Center for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine and Civic Initiative “Europe without Barriers”, supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.

Karabakh: the quest for peace
31 December 2009

Amanda Paul/Akçakoca co-authored a Links Briefing Paper, issued by the London-based London Information Network on Conflicts and State-building.

Eastern Promises
9 September 2009

Amanda Akçakoca moderated a panel at the XIX Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland. The forum ranks among the biggest yearly gatherings of economists, politicians and businesspersons in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.