Luuk van Middelaar is a political theorist and historian. The author of the prizewinning The Passage to Europe (2013), he recently published Le Réveil géopolitique de l’Europe (2022), Pandemonium (2021) and Alarums and Excursions (2019), groundbreaking accounts of the Union’s crisis politics.

2022

June

UE, Ukraine : le dilemme de l'élargissement Affaires étrangères - France Culture 18.06 Emission radiophonique 11:00 - 12:00 venue: France Culture 116 Av. du Président Kennedy, 75016 Paris, France
Follow the Money? – European Integration in Light of EU Budgetary Law 10.06 Berlin 09:00 - 14:00 in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Juristische Fakultät venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin, Deutschland

April

How Does - And How Should - The EU Tell Europe’s Story to the World? 04.04 Vienna 18:00 - 19:30 in cooperation with Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM venue: IWM Library SPITTELAUER LÄNDE 3, IWM Library, VIENNA, 1090

2021

October

Book launch/Meet the Writer "Pandemonium: Saving Europe" 28.10 Brussels 19:00 - 20:30 in cooperation with BOZAR venue: Studio; Rue Ravenstein 23; 1000 Brussels

September

Debate: EU After Merkel On the German elections 24.09 Amsterdam 20:00 - 22:00 in cooperation with De Balie venue: Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10; 1017 RR Amsterdam
Boekpresentatie "Een Europees pandemonium" 22.09 Den Haag 19:30 - 21:30 in cooperation with Studium Generale Leiden/Den Haag venue: Wijnhavengebouw (zaal 2:01) Turfmarkt 99; 2511 DP Den Haag

2019

December

European Book Prize 04.12 Brussels 18:00 venue: European Parliament Trierstraat 3, 1050 Brussel

May

EU elections in an age of events 22.05 Luxembourg 17:00 in cooperation with Delano venue: Abbaye de Neimenster 28 rue Munster L-2160 Luxembourg-Grund
Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage A book event on Alarums & Excursions hosted by the European Parliament’s in-house research centre. 15.05 Brussels 13:30 in cooperation with Tink Tank venue: the European Parliament Library Reading Room, Altiero Spinelli Building, fifth floor
2019 EUSA International Biennial Conference “Information and Ideas on the European Union” 09.05 Denver (CO) 15:30 - 17:00 in cooperation with European Union Studies Association venue: Sheraton Denver Downtown 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202, Verenigde Staten
Alarums & Excursions: Perspectives on the European Union 08.05 New York (USA) 18:30 venue: Albertines 972 fifth avenue, New York, Untited states

April

Alarums and Excursions . European Union’s crisis politics 04.04 Amserdam 17:00 - 18:30 in cooperation with Spui 25 venue: Spui 25 Spui 25-27 1012 WX Amsterdam
Full Circle talk: Improvising politics on The European Stage 02.04 Brussels (BE) 18:30 - 20:30 in cooperation with Full Circle talk venue: Full Circle House Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, Ixelles 1050

March

Jean Monnet lecture European elections in times of crises: bring on the Opposition! 28.03 Maastricht (NL) 18:00 - 20:00 venue: Maastricht University Aula Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Alarums & Excursions Dublin book launch 26.03 Dublin (IR) 12:30 - 14:00 in cooperation with IIEA venue: IIEA (The Institute of International and European Affairs) 8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Seminar: ‘Improvising politics on the European stage: Ten years of crises’ 22.03 London (UK) 16:30 - 18:00 in cooperation with LSE European Institute venue: LSE COW 1.11, Cowdray House, LSE London WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
Alarums & Excursions: a conversation with Luuk van Middelaar London book launch 21.03 London (UK) 18:00 - 19:30 in cooperation with UCL European Institute venue: UCL London Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Salon du Livre de Paris Conversation avec l’ancien ministre Hubert Védrine. Quelle Europe voulons-nous? 17.03 Paris (FR) 12:00 - 13:00 venue: Salon du Livre Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 1 - Paris, France
Alarums and Excursions: Book presentation Waterstones Brussels book launch 14.03 Brussels (BE) 17:30 - 19:00 venue: Waterstones Boulevard Adolphe Max 71-75, 1000 Bruxelles

February

Quand l’Europe improvise conférence-débat 20.02 Paris (FR) 19:30 - 21:30 venue: Maison Heinrich Heine Cité internationale universitaire de Paris 27 C, Boulevard Jourdan F – 75014 Paris
Quand l’Europe improvise 07.02 Lille (FR) 16:00 - 18:00 venue: Université catholique de Lille (FR)

January

La Nuit des Idées Face au Présent Conversation 31.01 Antwerp (BE) 19:00 - 20:00 in cooperation with La Nuit des Idées venue: Café M HKA Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen
How can Europe regain the hearts and minds? Conversation with Polish poet Adam Zagajewski and Belgian author David Van Reybrouck 19.01 The Hague (NL) 14:00 - 15:30 in cooperation with Festival Writers Unlimited venue: Theater aan het Spui - Zaal 2 Spui 187, 2511 BN Den Haag, Nederland

2018

December

Quand l’Europe improvise, dix ans de crises politiques par Luuk van Middelaar 13.12 Paris (FR) 18:30 - 20:00 venue: Maison de l'Europe Paris 29 Avenue de villiers, 75017 Paris

November

"Quand l'Europe improvise" (French book launch at BOZAR) with political philosopher Marcel Gauchet and author and journalist Florence Autret. 15.11 Brussels 18:30 - 20:00 venue: BOZAR (Palais des Beaux-Arts) Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles
Speech at the conference EU Constitutional Imagination Between Ideology And Utopia 02.11 Copenhagen 09:00 - 17:00 venue: University of Copenhagen Conference/flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Speech at the conference EU Constitutional Imagination Between Ideology And Utopia 01.11 Copenhagen 09:00 - 17:00 venue: University of Copenhagen Conference/flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

June

Forum on European Culture Debate on 'Who really runs Europe? 03.06 Amsterdam 12:00 - 12:50 in cooperation with Forum on European Culture venue: De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam

May

Project of the Future the future of the democracy and Ukraine in a European context 30.05 Kiev 16:00 - 16:45 venue: The Book Arsenal street Lavrska, 10-12, c. Kyiv, 01010
Café Amsterdam festival, Bar Anvers 15.05 Paris 21:00 venue: Maison de la Poésie Passage Molière, 157 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris.

March

Jean Monnet Lecture and book launch 28.03 Maastricht 19:00 - 21:00 venue: Maastricht University (NL)
The New Politics of Europe 07.03 Ghent 18:00 - 19:00 in cooperation with the LLM-Programmes venue: Auditorium B of Ugent's Law Faculty Universiteitstraat 6, 9000 Ghent BE

February

The European Council: From crisis manager to EU-level government? The fifth edition of the Ideas Lab 22.02 Brussel 13:00 - 18:00 in cooperation with CEPS venue: The Egg Rue Bara 175, 1070 Bruxelles
La nouvelle politique de l’Europe: improviser, protéger, permettre l'opposition Introduction: M. Jacques Santer 08.02 Luxembourg-Kirchberg 18:30 - 21:00 in cooperation with BGL BNP Parisbas venue: Auditorium de BGL Paribas 2, rue Edward Steichen

January

Winternachten festival: Friday Night Unlimited Liberté! De revolutionaire betekenis van vrijheid European Ideals and Borders; 80 writers and poets 19.01 The Hague 20:00 - 20:50 in cooperation with Winternachten festival venue: Theater aan het Spui & Filmhuis Den Haag The Hague

2017

December

Conversation with Ivan Krastev EU Reform and the Search for a New Balance of EU and National Competences 19.12 Berlin 18:30 - 20:00 in cooperation with Bertelsmann Foundation venue: Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Berlin Representative Office Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin

November

On Brexit and the future of the EU Lustrum conference of the Europa Institute 30.11 Leiden (NL) 18:00 in cooperation with Leiden University venue: Leiden University Academy Building Rapenburg 73 2311 GJ Leiden
The policy of neutralizing politics: a European feature? Radboud Univeristy Conference 24.11 Nijmegen (NL) 10:15 - 11:45 in cooperation with Radboud Univeristy venue: Nijmegen, Netherlands

October

Brainwash Festival 28.10 Amsterdam (NL) 13:00 - 01:00 in cooperation with Brainwash venue: De Nes
The Future of European Integration Nation States and Member States Conference 09.10 Tallinn (EE) 17:00 - 18:30 in cooperation with Government Office of Estonia venue: Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) Põhja pst 27a, 10415 Tallinn, Estonia
De slag om de taal: pers en politiek in Europa Gespreksavond (uitverkocht) 05.10 Amsterdam (NL) 20:00 - 22:00 in cooperation with NRC Handelsblad venue: Pakhuis De Zwijger Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
De nieuwe politiek van Europa (volgeboekt) Boekvoorstelling met Herman Van Rompuy e.a. 04.10 Brussels (BE) 19:30 - 21:00 in cooperation with Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren venue: Nederlandse Ambassade Kortenberglaan 4, 1040 Brussels
Het nieuwe Europa: beschermen, improviseren en tegenspraak toelaten. Lezing en Q&A (uitverkocht) 03.10 Leuven (BE) 14:00 - 16:00 in cooperation with KU Leuven venue: Universiteit derde leeftijd Charles Deberiotstraat 24, 3000 Leuven

September

De nieuwe politiek van Europa Symposium met Frans Timmermans 27.09 Den Haag (NL) 18:00 - 20:00 in cooperation with KNAW venue: New Babylon Anna van Buerenplein 41a, 2595 DA Den Haag
Europas neue Kraft: schützen, improvisieren, widersprechen Lecture 21.09 Gottingen (DE) 18:15 - 20:15 in cooperation with Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen venue: Altes Rathaus Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen, Germany