Jean Monnet Lecture Series

The Jean Monnet lecture series seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the academic world (often described as an ivory tower), on the one hand, and the EU institutions, national governments, civil society (NGOs), interest groups, journalism, etc., on the other hand. The main aim is to shed new light on the challenges and practical constraints of EU’s external action. This concerns several dimensions: the policy-making process, the interaction patterns of different actors, the content of certain policies and the institutional structure of EU external/foreign policy.


Past lectures

  • Thomas Weiler (DGVN – Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen Landesverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.): “The Role of the European Union at the United Nations”, 15 January 2013, 18:15h, University of Mainz

  • Siebo Janssen (Kölner Forum für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik e.V.): “The Transatlantic Relations – A Discontinued Model?”, 19 January 2013, 14:15h, University of Mainz

  • Romain Kirt (Advisor to the Prime Minister of Luxembourg): „Working for the European Union“, 23 January 2012, 14:15h, University of Mainz

  • Elisabeth Bittner (Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz): „Common Educational Policy in the European Union“, 19 June 2013, 14:15h, University of Mainz

  • Peter H. Niederelz (Europa-Union Wiesbaden-Rheingau-Taunus): “Research policy in the European Union – Which language is spoken?”, 26 June 2013, University of Mainz

  • Dr. Susanne Pihs, (EUI), Lessons (not) learned?  - EU Military Operations and the Adaptation of CSDP",  04 December 2013, University of Mainz

  • Dr. Uwe Becker, University of Amsterdam, Die BRICs, politik-ökonomische Liberalisierung, Deliberalisierung und Demokratisierungschancen, 8 January 2014, University of Mainz

  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Stockemer, University of Ottawa,  Right-wing extremism in Europe“, 07 May 2014, University of Mainz

  • Prof. Dr. Tim Engartner und Maria Theresa Meßner, “Planspiele als Lehr- und Lernmethode in der politischen Bildung”, 19 May 2014, University of Mainz

  • Dr. Lenka Bustikova, University of Arizona, , “Policy Hostility and Voting for the Radical Right: Micro-Level Evidence From Slovakia", 25 June 2015, University of Mainz

  • Dr. Max Mutschler (BICC, Bonn), “Möglichkeiten und Grenzen präventiver Rüstungskontrolle in Europa und der Welt”, 06 July 2015, University of Mainz

  • Prof. Geoffrey Underhill (University of Amsterdam), “Theory of Optimum Financial Areas: Retooling the Debate on the Governance of European and Global Finance”, 15 July 2015, University of Mainz

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