Courses supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2019-23 funding period):

Winter 2022: EURR 4104A/5104A, PSCI 4608A/5608A, European Integration and European Security. Instructor: Dr. Luca Ratti (Visiting Scholar from University of Rome III). This course familiarizes students with the main security challenges facing Europe and the current European security architecture. It discusses the EU’s security strategy (its origins, motivations, and influences), the relationship between the EU and NATO, as well as the relationship between the EU’s and its member states’ approaches to security. Please find the course outline here.

Winter 2022: EURR 5109/INAF 5805, The European Union as an International Actor. Instructor: Dr. Annegret Bendiek (Visiting Scholar from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs). This course examines the role of the EU as an international actor, with a special focus on political contestation about the EU’s international role. It studies different instruments of EU’s actorness, different contestation patterns in EU external relations (online and offline), and different aspects of EU external relations (neighbourhood policy, transatlantic cooperation, connectivity or external energy relations etc.). Please find the course outline here.

Travel Research Grants supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2019-23 funding period):


Courses supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2016-19 funding period):

Winter 2017: EURR 4304/5304, Europe and International Migration. Instructor: Professor Martin Geiger. The course touches on four core areas of EU migration governance: (1) Border Security and Deterrence (anti-migration); (2) Root Causes of Migration and the link between Migration and Development; (3) the European Association Process and Migration-Partnerships between countries in Europe and neighboring regions (South/-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Northern Africa); (4) Replacement Migration and the Competition for Talent (in the context of demographic change and intensifying economic competition/globalization). Please find the course outline here.

Fall 2017: INAF 5805/EURR 5109, The EU in International Affairs. Instructor: Dr. Ioannis Galariotis (Visiting Scholar from European University Institute). This course examines and explains the international role and external action of the European Union. The course begins with the origins and institutional evolution of the EU’s foreign policy making system and highlights diverse theoretical and methodological approaches concerning the study of the EU as a global actor. Following that, it focuses on the role of the EU in the world examining various policy areas such as trade, development, environment, climate change, security and defence. In addition, it evaluates the role of the EU in its close neighborhood and the EU enlargement policy. The course concludes with the assessment of the interactions between the EU and the key powers (i.e. USA, Canada, Russia, China) and international organizations (i.e. United Nations). Please find the course outline here.

Fall 2018: EURR 5106/PSCI 5609, Energy Policy in Europe: Security and Transition. Instructor: Dr. Matúš Mišík (Visiting Scholar from Comenius University Bratislava). The course examines energy policy of the European Union and aims to provide an overview of the development and current situation in this policy area. The aim of the course is to examine intricacies of the policy and explain its complexity. The course analyses internal and external dimension of EU energy policy, its legal basis, the main issues connected to this policy (especially energy security and energy transition), and different types of energy and their utilization within the EU. The course examines also external energy supplies that are crucial for the Union as its member states do not produce enough energy domestically and they have to thus import energy from the third countries. Renewable sources of energy together with nuclear energy will be discussed along with different new sources of natural gas for the EU including the North America. Please find the course outline here.

Travel Research Grants supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2016-19 funding period):

Bridget Healy, M.A. (EURUS), 2019

Akaysha Humniski, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science), 2019

Carlos Vervloet, M.A. (EURUS), 2019

Angelos Bakoulas, M.A. (Department of Political Science), 2018

Christina Caouette, M.A. (EURUS), 2018

Alexandra Dauncey-Elwood, M.A. (Department of Political Science), 2018

Stuart Strang, M.A. (EURUS), 2018

Jarred Cohen, M.A. (EURUS), 2017

Maria Colja, M.A. (EURUS), 2017

Elena Kaliberda, Ph.D. (Journalism and Communication), 2017

Patrick Mayangi, M.A. (EURUS), 2017

Andrada Mihai, M.A. (EURUS), 2017

Veselin Stoyanov, M.A. (EURUS), 2017

EU Study Tour Grants supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2016-19 funding period):

Joshua Carriere, Joshua (EURUS), 2019

Emily Davis (Political Science & Communication and Media Studies), 2019

Katia Herrera (Global and International Studies), 2019

Cole McGinn (EURUS), 2019

Alexina McLeod (EURUS), 2019

Andjelka Milosevic-Vidovic (EURUS), 2019

Kseniya Ogloblina (EURUS), 2019

Jessica Passey (EURUS), 2019

Alex Currey (EURUS), 2018

Abigail Evans (EURUS), 2018

Raya Klichinsky (EURUS), 2018

Stephanie Miszuk (EURUS), 2018

Paul Sjoberg (Political Science), 2018

Abbey Wright (Sociology), 2018

Madeleine Zwirello (EURUS), 2018

Allison Lunianga (Law and Legal Studies), 2017

Kateryna Pashchenko (Global and International Studies), 2017

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