“The Future of Europe and the EU-Japan Partnership: The War in Ukraine and its Impact on Europe and Beyond”

June 14, 2022


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) July 12, 2022 13:00 — 14:45
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo
Capacity 300 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Registration Period June 13, 2022 — July 12, 2022


The war in Ukraine has shaken our confidence in peace and prosperity within Europe and beyond. What is needed to overcome such a crisis in international relations? H.E. Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council, leads the discussion by sharing his insights on the future of Europe and Japan which will be followed by Q&A sessions with students and others.

Speaker Profile

H.E. Herman Van Rompuy (President Emeritus of the European Council)

Herman Van Rompuy, former Prime Minister of Belgium, is now President of the European Policy Centre and a visiting Professor in several universities (the College of Europe, KULeuven and others). He was the first full-time President of the European Council to take office when the Lisbon Treaty came into force in 2009. He has been awarded many honours and prizes, among which the Charlemagne Prize – Internationale Karlspreis. He received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU in 2012. In 2015, King Philippe II of Belgium ennobled Herman Van Rompuy by making him a Count.
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