Photo-of-the-Month July 2017

Graduates pictured shortly before their Lisbon debate

Graduates are pictured relaxing in the gardens of the Palacio Hotel in Lisbon, shortly before pickung up the cudgels to take part in the Europaeum’s annual Graduate Debate as part of the Estoril Forum on Defending the Rule of Law. From left to right: Kwaku Adomako (MA in Anthropology, Geneva), Dr Paul Flather (Secretary-General, Europaeum), Jaroslava Barbieri (MPhil in European Politics, Oxford), Parham Farhang Vesal (PhD in International Law, Geneva), Alexandra Cajo (PhD in Political Studies, Cracow), and Daniela Rodriguez (BA in Political Science and International Relations, Lisbon). The graduates debated the question Does the new wave of populism threaten the balance of our democracies? They were joined by a range of experts who contributed to the debate, in front of an audience of some 150 international participants. Please see the full event programme, organised and hosted by our partners from the Political Studies Institute at Catholica University, Lisbon, here.

Photo-of-the-Month June 2017

Steering Group members visiting Leiden

Steering Group members are pictured visiting the the hallowed Senate Room of Leiden University’s Academy Building, which is covered with portraits of past leading academics and scholars, shortly after their international meeting in May. Pictured left to right are Didier Gerogakakis from Paris 1, Professor Lenka Rovna from Charles, Prague, Dr Hartmut Mayer from Oxford, Wim van Doel of Leiden, Chair of the Steering Group, Professor Josep Ferrer from Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Andrew Graham, representing the Academic Council as Chair, and Professor Zdzlislaw Mach from the Jagiellonian, Krakow. The picture was taken by Dr Paul Flather.