The Europaeum Board of Trustees


Dr Pierre Keller (Chairman)

Dr. Pierre Keller started his banking career with the Swiss Bank Corporation in New York. He had also spent a number of years in the Swiss Diplomatic Service. In 1961, Dr. Keller joined Lombard, Odier & Cie and has been a partner since 1970. Dr. Keller was a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross and has been Vice President for a number of years. He is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Keller studied law at the University of Geneva and international relations at Yale University where he obtained his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.




Lord (Chris) Patten of Barnes

Lord (Chris) Patten was educated at St Benedict’s School, Ealing and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. In 1974 he was appointed the youngest ever Director of the Conservative Research Department, a post he held until 1979. After the 1983 general election, he was appointed Minister in Northern Ireland Office, in 1985 Minister at the Department of Education and Science. In 1986 he became Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In 1989 he joined the Cabinet of Mrs Thatcher as Secretary of State for the Environment. In 1990 John Major appointed him Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was appointed Governor of Hong Kong in April 1992, a position he held until 1997, overseeing the return of Hong Kong to China. He was Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which reported in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 he was European Commissioner for External Relations. He was elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2003. In 2005 he took his seat in the House of Lords. In 2006 he was appointed Co-Chair of the UK-India Round Table. He joined the Europaeum Board of Trustees in 2009 when the new Board was set up. He is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. He has published many books including What Next ? looking at global problems.


Professor Yves Mény

Professor Yves Mény is President of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy since 2002. In 1993 he was appointed Director of the newly-founded interdisciplinary Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Professor Mény is a member of numerous editorial committees and writes for the French newspapers Le Monde and Ouest France. He is a member of the Bureau of Political Advisers, set up by the President of the European Commission. He was Chairman of Expert Group on Foundations and Research and Development, European Commission and in 2000–2003 he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).



H. E. Karel Schwarzenberg

Between 9 January 2007 and 9 May 2009, H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Mirek Topolánek’s second coalition government. Between July 1990 and July 1992, he worked as chancellor of Czechoslovak President Václav Havel. Between 1984 and 1990 he chaired the International Helsinki Committee, trying to improve the human rights situation in Eastern bloc countries. He is also a regular attendant to the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg meetings. In 1989, he received together with Lech Wałęsa, later president of Poland, the Council of Europe Human Rights Prize.



Dr Erhard Busek

Dr. Busek is a Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, and Co-Chair of the Commission on Radio and Television Policy: Central and Eastern Europe. He began his professional career as legal advisor to the association of parliamentarians of the Austrian People’s Party. He then served in a number of administrative positions including Secretary-General of the Austrian Federation for Trade and Commerce, Secretary-General of the Austrian People’s Party, Deputy-Mayor of Vienna, Minister of Science and Research, Minister of Education, and, most recently, Vice Chancellor. He is currently editor of a monthly newspaper Wiener Journal, chairman of the Institute for the Danube and Central Europe, member of the Committee on Education in the European Union, and co-ordinator of the Southeast European Co-operative Initiative (SECI), a project created in 1996 to enhance stability in Southeastern Europe through the development of economic and environmental co-operation.


Professor Philippe Burrin

Professor Philippe Burrin became director of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in 2004. Prior to his appointment at HEI, Professor Burrin taught at the University of Geneva from 1985-88, and was appointed Professor of International Relations at HEI in 1988. Professor Burrin earned a PhD fin International Relations from the HEI and his teaching and research interests are in the fields of history of international relations, with a special focus on ideologies, international comparison of political movements and regimes, migrants and refugees, wars and military occupations, as well as mass violence and genocide. Professor Burrin has taught in various academic centres and universities over the last ten years. He is also the author of several books (most of which have been translated), including: Hitler et les Juifs. Genèse d’un génocide (1989); La France à l’heure allemande 1940-1944 (1995); Fascisme, nazisme, autoritarisme (2000); Ressentiment et apocalypse – Essai sur l’antisémitisme nazi (2004).


Professor Ngaire Woods 

Professor Ngaire Woods is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance. Prof. Woods is a recognized world authority on international relations, global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, and the role of international institutions. She founded and is the Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme. She helped to lead the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and, before her appointment as Dean, served as the School’s Academic Director. Ngaire Woods was educated at Auckland University (BA in economics, LLB Hons in law). She studied at Balliol College, Oxford as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar, completing an M.Phil in International Relations (with Distinction) and D.Phil. She won a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford (1990-1992) and subsequently taught at Harvard University (Government Department) before taking up her Fellowship at University College, Oxford. She has served as an Advisor to the IMF Board, the UNDP’s Human Development Report, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government. Other activities include: World Economic Forum GAC Chair; member of the IMF European Regional Advisory Group; Rhodes Trustee; member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development (Washington DC) and the Board of the Overseas Development Institute (London); editorial board of the series Cambridge Studies in International Relations; advisory boards of: Prospect (a British monthly); The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs; Demos (the British policy think-tank); the Journal of Global Social Policy; International Relations of the Asia Pacific; the Link Foundation for UK-NZ Relations; and Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.


Professor Carel Stolker

Professor Carel J.J.M. Stolker (Leiden, 23 June 1954) became Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University with effect from February 2013. He succeeded Paul F. van der Heijden. Professor Stolker was Dean of the Leiden Law School from 2005 to 2011, and Vice-Dean for Research from 2000-2005. Carel Stolker studied Law at Leiden University from 1974 to 1979 and subsequently became a faculty member of the civil law department. He received his PhD in 1988, based on a dissertation (published as a book) on the liability of medical doctors, in particular in wrongful birth cases (Kluwer 1988). He subsequently published a study on the medical liability crisis in the United States (Kluwer/BSH 1989), as well as a large number of other publications on different topics of private law and comparative law. In 1991 he taught liability law at the University of California, Hastings School of Law, in San Francisco. Before taking up the post of Dean, he published regularly on issues relating to liability law, in co-operation with Hastings’ colleague David Levine.


Professor Tomáš Zima

Professor Tomáš Zima was elected Rector of Charles University in 2013 and began his appointment in February 2014, taking over from Vaclav Hampl. He graduated in medicine from Charles University in 1990, and went on to work in a Nephrology and Dialysis Department in Prague. He was habilitated in 1996, and in 2001 became Professor of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry at Charles. Professor Zima was also Dean of the General University Hospital (VFN) from 2005-2012, and has been Vice-Dean of the Public Relations Department since 2012. His areas of expertise lie in clinical biochemistry, internal diseases and nephrology, and he has more than 250 publications, including an acclaimed monograph on laboratory diagnostics (Zima, T. et al.: Laboratorní diagnostika, Galén Karolinum, Prague 2002). His key priority for Charles University is to continue improvements in quality and prestige of teaching and research, and to “contribute to the refinement and development of education and culture in the Czech Republic”. His vision for the future involves Charles defending its academic freedoms while serving as an institution that acts confident, prestigious, valuing their traditions, but also modern, inspiring and open to the wider world“.


Professor José Manuel Barroso

Professor Barroso studied law at the University of Lisbon, and then Political Science and European Studies at the University of Geneva. He started his academic career in the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, then in Political Science at Geneva, before going as a Visiting Professor to Georgetown University. In 1979, he founded the Portuguese University Association for European Studies and in 1980 he joined the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD). He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-95) and in 1995, became Head of the International Relations Department of Lusíada University, Lisbon. In 1999, he became President of the Social Democratic Party, and Vice-President of the European People’s Party. In 2002, he was elected Prime Minister of Portugal, until 2004 when he became President of the EC. The Treaty of Lisbon was signed and ratified during his presidency, and he is only the second EC President to serve two terms, after Jacques Delors. He is the recipient of numerous academic distinctions, including the Plus Ratio Quam Vis Gold Medal from our fellow member, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, last year during its anniversary celebrations attended by Europaeum members. He is currently Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He will head the Centre for European Studies at IEP and also teach at the Catholic University of Portugal and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, both Europaeum partners.