23 October 2017

Butler shortlisted for 2017 Global Strategy Prize

Graham Butler, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and Assistant Professor of Law, Aarhus University, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Global Strategy Prize.

The prize is awarded by three international bodies: Egmont, the Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, Belgium; the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), established under the auspices of the Council of the European Union and housed within the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, Belgium; and the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the EU agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy matters in Paris, France. The award is based on doctoral theses that address a policy-relevant topic related to the foreign, security and defence policy of the EU that falls within the remit of the EU Global Strategy.

The shortlisting for the award is based on Graham Butler’s work completed at the University of Copenhagen between 2013 and 2016, for his thesis entitled ‘Constitutional Limits of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy’, which was supervised by Professor Helle Krunke. The thesis was defended in Spring 2017, and was evaluated by Professor Morten Broberg (Copenhagen), and defended before the assessment committee of Professors Robert Schütze (Durham), Bart Van Vooren (Copenhagen/Brussels), and Ramses A. Wessel (Twente).

For more on Graham Butler’s research on European Union law, see his profile at Aarhus University here where he is Assistant Professor of Law, and at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen here, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor.