Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR)
Towards a European Society?
The programme includes keynote talks from:
Professor Tanja A. Börzel
Professor of Political Science, Free University of Berlin
Tanja A. Börzel is Professor of Political Science and holds the Chair for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. She is co-coordinator of the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe" and directs the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence "Europe and its Citizens". Her research focus and teaching experience lie in the field of institutional theory and Governance, regional Integration, and comparative regionalism.
Professor Didier Georgakakis
Professor of Political Science as the Institute of Political Studies (IEP), University of Strasbourg
Didier Georgakakis holds a Jean Monnet EU Chair in political sociology of EU institutions, is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and spent seven years coordinating research on European issues in Strasbourg including two large multidisciplinary projects. Didier Georgakakis has a broad teaching experience having taught at universities in Turkey, Finland and Poland.
In 2007, Didier Georgakakis received the only Jean Monnet Chair in the field of political science in France. In more recent years he has participated in panels at international congresses of the Council for European Studies, International Political Science Association and European Consortium of Political Research.
Professor Kiran Klaus Patel
Professor of European Integration and Transatlantic History, University of Maastricht
Kiran Klaus Patel has recently moved to the University of Maastricht from the European University Institute. His research interests lie in the fields of transatlantic history, comparative and transnational history of the twentieth century and the history of European Integration. Kiran Klaus Patel is a member of the advisory board of the Groupe de liaison des historiens auprès de la Commission des Communautés européennes.
Professor Thomas Risse
Professor of International Relations, Free University of Berlin
Thomas Risse is Professor of International Relations at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Together with Professor Tanja Börzel, he also co-directs the Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe?”. Thomas Risse has published widely on international and transnational relations including the role of civil society organisations that operate across borders and in International Organizations, and on European integration and the European Union. His current research interests include the study of regionalism and regional integration in a global comparative perspective.
Professor Martin Schain
Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics, New York University
Martin Schain is Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics, New York University. He has published extensively in the field of French politics, Comparative Politics and EU studies, with particular reference to immigration policy and multiculturalism. His most recent books include: The US and EU in Comparative Perspective (2006), edited with Anand Menon, and The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain and the USA: a Comparative Study (2008), which was cited by Choice (the National Library Association) as an "outstanding academic title in 2009".
In a long and distinguished career he was the Director of the Centre for European studies at NYU: Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2001-2003) and is currently general editor of the Palgrave (USA) series, Europe in Transition, as well as having involvement with several other editorial boards.
Special Professor in European Institutions, University of Maastricht
Michael Shackleton joined the Secretariat of the European Parliament in 1981 and spent twenty-five years in Brussels and Luxembourg. He went on to become Head of the European Parliament Office in London; a role he occupied until the end of 2011. Michael Shackleton has been Visiting Practitioner/Professor at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh, the Institut d'Etudes Politique in Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. At the University of Maastricht he is currently contributing more widely to the teaching of EU studies, including the organisation of a yearly series of evening lectures on EU-related topics and the supervision of MA and PhD students.
Dr. Nikolai Vukov
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Folklore Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Nikolai Vukov is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He teaches courses in anthropology and history at the University of Plovdiv and New Bulgarian University in Sofia. He has published widely on the history of monuments and public commemorations in twentieth-century Eastern Europe, and on issues such as migrations, borders, and their museum representations. His current research is focused on representations of the "national pasts" in ethnographic museums in Southeastern Europe.