Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

The European Institute at Columbia University is joining forces with the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School to launch a new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Columbia University.

This initiative receives funding from the European Union for the years 2018 to 2021. The Centre of Excellence, "European Union Studies at Columbia", conducts a range of activities including three research projects, a new full-semester course on EU diplomacy, and a series of events. It enables faculty from different disciplines (history and economics, law, international affairs, and political science) to work together in addressing issues of particular relevance for the EU.

In addition, the European Institute is launching a Jean Monnet Module, "Politics in the European Union", which receives funding from the EU for the years 2019 to 2022.

The activities of the Centre of Excellence (2018-2021) and of the Module (2019-2022) comprise:

  • Events on campus with leading policy makers and scholars to discuss current developments within the EU.
  • Research activities, including a research project on the international impact of the EU’s rules and regulation, a project on the history and lessons learned from the Eurozone crisis, and a third project on the rise of populism in Central Europe and the challenges it poses for the EU.
  • The creation of a new full-semester, graduate-level course on "Diplomacy in Practice: the EU and the World".
  • The creation of a new full semester, graduate-level course on "Politics in the European Union".

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