CONTACT THE EUROPAEUM
Address: 99 Banbury Road | Oxford OX2 6JX (UK)
General information, Europaeum Office
Dr. Andrew Graham
| Executive Chair to Academic Council & Executive Committee
Dr Andrew Graham is Executive Chair of the Europaeum and chairs both the Academic Council and the Executive Committee. He has been the driving force in conceiving, implementing and raising the funding for the new Europaeum Scholarship Programme. He is the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford. He is currently a Trustee of Reprieve, a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a consultant to Mammoth Screen Productions.
Earlier in his career he was, twice, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Economic Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Balliol, and for the academic year, 2012/13, Warden of Rhodes House. He was a Board Member of Channel 4 Television and a Scott Trustee (which owns the Guardian and the Observer). In 2001, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and in 2010, the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute.
Dr. Hartmut Mayer
| Acting Director
+44 (0)1865 284484
Dr Hartmut Mayer took up his new post on 1 October, 2017. He is an Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics and International Relations at St. Peter`s College, Oxford, and Adjunct Professor in European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna. He studied History, Politics and Drama at the Free University of Berlin before undertaking graduate studies in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College). He received his doctorate in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
Dr. Tracey Sowerby
| Programme Director
Tel +44 1865 284480
Tracey Sowerby is the Europeaum Scholars Programme Director. A historian of early modern politics and culture, she has published a monograph on Richard Morison (Henry VIII’s leading propagandist) and has co-edited a collection of essays on early modern diplomatic practice. She was PI on an AHRC international research networking award (Textual Ambassadors) and a BARSEA (Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture). Her current research centres on the history of early modern diplomacy with particular interests in institutional change, cross-confessional diplomacy, and the role of culture in international communication.
Dr. Paul Flather
| Special Projects Director
+44 (0)1865 284483
Dr. Paul Flather studied at Balliol College, Oxford. He was Secretary–General of the Europaeum from 2000 to 2017, and continues as Special Projects Director (from 2018) He has been Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford since 2011 and was formerly a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He has worked with dissident movements in Central Europe in the 1980s, and with cultural and race equality groups in the UK, and was on the Jan Hus Educational Foundation. He was the founding Secretary-General of the Central European University (1990-1994) originally set up in Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw by George Soros, and subsequently Director of International and External affairs for Oxford University (1994-2000). He has worked as a journalist, including at the BBC, Times Newspapers, served as Deputy Editor of the New Statesman and was a publicly elected member on the London Council, responsible for post-school education across the city. His research work is on Indian political development since Independence. He has chaired the Noon Education Foundation since 2000, and is on the editorial board of The Roundtable. He has published numerous articles and contributes to edited volumes on education, ethics, politics and corruption.
| General information, Europaeum Office & Administrator
Tel +44 1865 284482
CONTACTS IN MEMBER UNIVERSITIES
for initial Europaeum enquiries
Regina Arquimbau Ibanez | UPF Barcelona
Dr Laurent Neury | Geneva
Dr Juhana Aunesluoma | Helsinki
Dr Natasza Styczyńska | Krakow
Marie van Hout | Leiden
Dr Ivone Moreira | Lisbon – associate member
Stephanie Notarnicola | Luxembourg
Ms Raffaella Delli Santi | Munich
Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas | Paris – Sorbonne
Dr Lenka Škrábalová | Prague, Charles University
Ms Sheona McIntosh | St Andrews
Naomi Kakucs | CEU Budapest (special member for one year)
The Europaeum’s governance arrangements are as set out below.
The Board of Trustees has the overall responsibility for the organisation. It is chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes (Chancellor of Oxford University) and may include up to 15 members. Two Rectors of member universities serve in rotation.
The Executive Chair of the Europaeum is Dr Andrew Graham and the Acting Director is Dr Hartmut Mayer.
The Trustees are advised by the Europaeum Academic Council (chaired by Dr Andrew Graham). Each member university provides two representatives: its Rector (or his/her nominee) and one other senior academic.
The day to day running of the Europaeum is overseen by the Acting Director, Dr Hartmut Mayer, who reports to an Executive Committee (chaired by Dr Andrew Graham).
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Lord (Chris) Patten (Chair) 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.
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 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 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 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 J.J.M. Stolker 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 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 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.
Pascal Lamy holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, Pascal Lamy was Chief of staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatisation in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Pascal Lamy was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi. After his tenure in Brussels, Pascal Lamy spent a short sabbatical period as President of “Notre Europe”, a think tank working on European integration, as associate Professor at the l’Institut d’études politiques in Paris and as advisor to Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of the European Socialist Party).
THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Dr Andrew Graham (Oxford, Chair)
Professor Jaume Casals (Barcelona)
Isabel Valverde Zaraoza (Barcelona)
Professor Philippe Burrin (Geneva)
Professor Cédric Dupont (Geneva)
Professor Jukka Kola (Helsinki)
Professor Juhana Aunesluoma (Helsinki)
Professor Zdzislaw Mach (Krakow)
Professor Wojciech Nowak (Krakow)
Professor Wim van den Doel (Leiden)
Professor Carel Stolker (Leiden)
Professor João Espada (Lisbon)
Professor Isabel Durán (Madrid)
Professor Carlos Andradas Heranz (Madrid)
Professor Dr. Bernd Huber (Munich)
Professor Hans van Ess (Munich)
Professor Louise Richardson (Oxford)
Will Hutton (Oxford)
Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas (Paris)
Professor Georges Haddad (Paris)
Professor Lenka Rovna (Prague)
Professor Tomáš Zima (Prague)
Professor Sally Mapstone (St Andrews)
Professor Brad Mackay (St Andrews)
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dr Andrew Graham (Chair)
Professor Juhana Aunesloma (Helsinki)
Professor Wim van den Doel (Leiden)
Professor Zdzislaw Mach (Krakow)
Professor Lenka Rovna (Prague)
Dr Hartmut Mayer (ex-officio, Oxford)
Prince Hans-Adam II is Patron of the Europaeum. He is the eldest son of Prince Franz Josef II and Princess Gina, the first Prince of Liechtenstein to have grown up in Liechtenstein and the 15th reigning Prince overall. After high school, Prince Hans-Adam II worked as a trainee at a bank in London. Besides his native language, German, he also speaks English and French. In autumn 1965 Prince Hans-Adam II took up his studies in Business and Economics at the University of St. Gallen, which he completed in 1969 with the degree of Licentiate. In 1972, Prince Hans-Adam II – then still the Hereditary Prince – was entrusted by his father Prince Franz Josef II with reorganizing the assets of the Princely House. In 1984 – in the 45th year of his father’s reign – he was appointed his father’s permanent representative and entrusted with responsibility for state business. Prince Hans-Adam II assumed the regency on November 13, 1989, following the death of his father. On August 15, 2004, Prince Hans-Adam II appointed his eldest son, Hereditary Prince Alois, as his permanent representative, in preparation for his succession to the throne.
President-Emeritus: 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.
Sir Angus Ogilvy
ARTAL (Mr Guy Ullens)
The Bertelsmann Foundation
The Bogette Foundation
Mr Friedrich Busse (Firmenich GmbH)
Mr Claas Kleyboldt (AXA Konzern AG)
The Clore Foundation
Count Giuseppe Gazzoni-Frascara
DaimlerChrysler Services AG
Sir Emmanuel Kaye
The European Commission
The Forte Charitable Trust
The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Mr Henry Kravis
Mr Jurg Marquard
The Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund
Mrs Madeleine Feher
Mrs Maja Oetker
The Maniusia and Gildesgame Trust
Mr Martin Green
Mrs Robin Hambro
Sir Ronald Grierson
Mr Paul Fentener van Vlissingen
The Hon Dr Paul Flather
Mr Pierre Keller
Templeton World Charity Foundation
HSH The Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein
Mr Wafic Said
Lord and Lady Weidenfeld
We are also grateful to all other individuals and institutions who have supported us generously.
EUROPAEUM SCHOLARS 2018/19
Ioannis Asimakopoulos (University of Luxembourg)
PhD Financial Law
Research: ‘Bail-in and Self-placement’
Ioannis is a PhD Researcher in Financial Law at the University of Luxembourg working on investor protection under the EU Bank Resolution framework. Ioannis studied Law (LLB, 2014) and Economics (MSc, 2016) in Greece, and Corporate Law at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (MCL, 2016). He is a qualified lawyer (Greece), a Lecturer at the Cambridge Summer Institute, and has worked for the EU delegation in Geneva and the General Court in Luxembourg. Ioannis is passionate about bank regulation due to its immense impact on the real economy, and aims to combine work therein in academia and policy-making.
Frederik Behre (University of Leiden)
PhD Finance / Law
Research: ‘A European Ministry of Finances? Charting and Testing the Legal Limits to European Fiscal Integration’ (Part of the Research Programme: The progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values)
Frederik is a PhD-student at the Europa Institute of the University of Leiden, where he focuses in his research project on the legal feasibility of fiscal integration in the Eurozone. Frederik graduated from the University of Leiden in 2016 with a LL.M. in European Law (cum laude). Previously, he studied in Germany (University of Hanover) and Finland (University of Lapland). The main motivation for his legal studies is his fascination with the role of law in a societal context – namely how law can serve (societal) justice. Next to his legal research, Frederik is interested in travelling and exploring different cultures.
Bernard Bernards (University of Leiden)
PhD in Public Management / Social Welfare
Research: ‘The 21st Century Public Professional. On the Uncertainty Experiences of Social Welfare Professionals in the Municipality of The Hague’
Bernard holds an MA in Ancient History and an MSc in Public Administration from Radboud University Nijmegen. After an internship at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, he started working for Leiden University as a lecturer and a PhD-candidate. For his research, Bernard works in close corporation with the municipality of The Hague, focusing his research on uncertainty and the role it plays in the performance of professionals in the social welfare teams in this municipality. In this way, his research contributes to a better understanding of the way the public sector is organized in Europe at the local level and how this impacts public professionals and citizens. Bernard furthermore teaches courses on public management in both the Public Administration Bachelor and Master programmes at Leiden University.
Felix Biermann (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München)
PhD in Political Science
Research: Unused Potentials: Explaining the Marginalization of the EU’s CSDP Institutions
Felix Biermann is an IR research fellow at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science (LMU Munich). He studies European integration in general and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy specifically. Having worked on the so-called refugee crisis and researching the “Eurocracy”, Felix is keen to develop a broad perspective on European studies. Moreover, Felix is part of a DFG research project analyzing states’ defense procurement and export strategies. Felix holds a BA degree in Philosophy & Economics from Bayreuth University and a Master of Public Policy from the Willy-Brandt-School of Public Policy. After graduating, he worked two years as a senior public sector consultant for an international management consultancy.
Céléste Bonnamy (Cotutelle Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Libre de Bruxelles)
PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant in Political Science
Research: Culture through the test of Europe. Writers’ status facing the European reform of literary property (France, Germany, Great-Britain, 2014-2017)
Caroline Damgaard (University of St Andrews)
PhD Geography and Sustainable Development
Research: Energy ethics and valuation – assessing citizens’ preferences in Denmark and the UK
Caroline holds a first-class MA(Honours) in Geography from the University of St Andrews, and an MSc with distinction in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics. Her research and publications explore interactions of energy and society, addressing the roles of justice, citizenship and democracy in different energy contexts. With a passion for both environmental and social wellbeing, Caroline has been involved with various NGOs in Denmark, Ghana and Nepal. She also co-organised the charity fundraising expedition, PedalAfrica. Caroline is an enthusiastic traveller, hiker and cyclist; she has crossed Eurasia by train, reached Everest Base Camp, and cycled across Africa.
Manuel Dorion-Soulié (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
PhD International History
Research: ‘The Carter Doctrine and European oil consumption: a diplomatic and cultural history’
Manuel’s research focuses on the interplay between American military strategy in the Middle East and European oil consumption, seen as an economic and cultural phenomenon. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Relations internationales, The Canadian Journal of Political Science and Canadian Foreign Policy. In 2014, Manuel guest-edited an issue of Études internationales on the neoconservative turn in Canadian foreign policy, and currently edits the journal’s review section. His first book, on American neoconservatism, was published in 2016. He teaches the history of the Cold War at Sciences Po (Paris).
Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-dorion-souli%C3%A9-0ba4b8b9/
Tamara Fröhler (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München)
PhD German Studies / Comparative Literature
Research: ‘Captivating Extras – The Materialization of the Tragic in Nineteenth Century Dramatic Figures’
Tamara Fröhler graduated from Universität Tübingen with a B.A. in International Literature and Islamic Studies and completed an M.A. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in German Studies at LMU and UC Berkeley. Her doctoral research explores tragedy’s remodelling in nineteenth century European literature, with a particular focus on its role for new concepts of sovereignty and the processes of exchange between aesthetic and scientific knowledge. In addition to her studies, Tamara co-founded the interdisciplinary network Trans_it, she works as chief strategist for the intercultural organisation 3ALOG e.V. in the sector „Gender and Sexuality“, she co-organised the Intercultural Theatre Festival Stuttgart and volunteers for the Germany-wide association arbeiterkind e.V.
Jennifer García Carrizo (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
PhD Audio-visual Communication, Advertisement and Public Relations
Research: ‘The city as a space for communication: analysis and application in cultural districts’
Jennifer García Carrizo is a PhD Student at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she is a Researcher supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (FPU14/05886). Having obtained a First Class Degree in Advertising and Public Relations, she has also completed an MA in Audio-visual Communication with distinction.
Currently, she is a member of the Research Group “Art, Architecture and Communication in the Contemporary City”. She is researching about cultural districts at the cities and how they can be communicated to the society in order to develop a strong brand which would empower them.
Google Scholar: https://goo.gl/LVBQEF
Thomas Gidney (Graduate Institute Geneva)
PhD International History
Research: ‘Colonial member states of international organisations’
Timothy Glover (University of Oxford)
Research: ‘Forms of Devotion: Structure, Genre and Literary Form in the Writings of Richard Rolle’
Timothy Glover graduated from Oxford University in 2014 with a First-Class BA in English Language and Literature. In 2015 he received an Amelia Jackson Studentship to study a MSt in Medieval English Literature, also at Oxford, which he passed with a Distinction. In the following year he received a Mellon scholarship to study Post-Classical Latin literature from across Europe at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently completing a DPhil in English at Oxford University, exploring the spiritual writings of Richard Rolle in their literary and intellectual contexts, and his broader research interests encompass late-medieval religious writing, Latin literature, medieval Europe, literary theory and folk culture. He has also spent time teaching overseas in Thailand and Brazil and enjoys playing percussion.
Daniel Gołębiowski (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Krakow)
PhD Cultural Studies (Faculty of International and Political Studies)
Research: ‘Culture as an instrument of social dialogue in EU external actions. Example of Arab countries.’
Daniel is a PhD candidate at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow where he received Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies. His research concerns culture and its potential role as an instrument in the EU external actions. Because of his interests he puts an emphasis on the relations between the EU and the Arab countries. Daniel is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of Nahda Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been established to increase awareness among Polish people about the Middle East and its cultural diversity. He has experience of working for public institutions such as the European Parliament.
Mladen Grgic (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Research: ‘Chinese Infrastructural Investments in Balkans’
He is a former Fulbright Researcher at the East Asian Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and a former fellow of the Chinese Government at Xiamen University.
He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, International Relations and European Studies at the University of Bari in Italy. Afterwards, he was awarded the Italian Government Scholarship for the Master Degree in International Relations at the University of Bologna after which he obtained a Master Degree in International Relations Management at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – ASERI Postgraduate School for Economics and International Relations in Milan.
Cristina Güerri Ferrandez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
PhD Law (Criminology)
Research: Prison officers and quality of prison life in Catalan prisons
Cristina Güerri Ferrández holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an inter-university master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. During her studies at UPF, Cristina received a fellowship as research assistant and participated in the Erasmus Programme at Utrecht University during one semester. She was also awarded with the Prize for the Outstanding Graduate of the Year after graduating with the best average mark of the university. Cristina is currently researching on the impact of prison officers in the daily life of Catalan prisons with a FPU Scholarship.
Cristina is passionate about research and enjoys debating on social issues and learning about other ways of living and understanding the world. Mainly for this reason, she loves reading and travelling to other countries.
Claudia Hartman (University of Oxford)
DPhil Social & Cultural Anthropology | Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,
Research: ‘Moral dilemmas of migrant care work: An inclusive and relational understanding of ‘global care chains’ and disability care networks in South East England’
Claudia is currently pursuing a DPhil project about the intersection of care work, migration and disability care networks in the UK. She is passionate about the topics of migrants’ rights, accessible care for older and disabled people, and furthering strategies of personal and societal resilience. Claudia combines her doctoral research with volunteer work relating to disability rights and global health issues.
Stephanie Haywood (University of St Andrews)
Research: Individual Decision-Making in Philanthrocapitalism
Stephanie’s PhD research explores the field of philanthropy, focusing on the individual decision-making processes involved in philanthrocapitalism. She previously completed both her Undergraduate (First Class Honours) and Masters (Distinction) degrees at the University of St Andrews, where she received the Principal’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Alongside her PhD, Stephanie works as a tutor for undergraduate students in the School of Management and as a research assistant with the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good. She also enjoys volunteering with various charities and social enterprises in her local community.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.
Franziska Hobmaier (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München)
PhD EU Law / International Public Law
Research: ‘The transfer of competences from the EU to international institutions’
Franziska is a research and teaching assistant at the chair for Public and European Union Law at the LMU Munich. Her current research focuses on the impact of a transfer of powers from the EU to international institutions to democratic legitimacy and the rule of law. Besides her passion for law and good education she has a love of sports and nature, especially hiking as well as playing tennis with family and friends.
Maximilian Kiener (University of Oxford)
Research: ‘The Voluntariness of Informed Consent’
With a background in Philosophy and Public Law, I am presently reading for a DPhil in Philosophy focusing on informed consent to medical procedures. My research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the voluntariness of informed consent and how it can make actions permissible that would otherwise be impermissible. Since I was a board member of Young Europe (the University of Regensburg’s politically neutral and multidisciplinary discussion forum) during my undergraduate I have been passionate about European politics. I am also an enthusiastic jazz musician and currently play the guitar in the Oxford University Jazz Orchestra.
Gerard Llorens DeCesaris (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Research: ‘Spain and the United States, an Atlantic history 1868-1874’
Gerard Llorens earned an undergraduate degree in Humanities, majoring in History and Contemporary studies, and a Master’s degree in World history at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He is currently studying nineteenth century Spanish and Atlantic history, and focuses on questions of slavery, citizenship and republicanism. He aspires to a career in higher education and public service. He loves tennis, poetry, and a nice, cold, glass of rum.
Ana Martins (Institute for Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon)
PhD Political Science
Research: Two Concepts of Nation in Liberal–Pluralist Thought: A Comparative Analysis of J.S. Mill’s and Isaiah Berlin’s Perspectives
Ana V. Martins is doing her PhD in Political Science and at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), where she has also been collaborating as a Teaching Assistant in the “Contemporary Political Theory” course. Her background is in Law (BA) and in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies (MA). Having studied Isaiah Berlin’s conception of value-pluralism in her MA Thesis, researched at the University of Oxford as a visiting student, Ana is currently focusing on the institutional conditions for coexistence in diverse societies with conflicting identity-based claims within a liberal framework in an interconnected world.
Antonia Niehuss (University of St Andrews)
PhD International Relations
Research: The Visual Construction of Gender in Discourses on Terrorism
Laura Nordström (University of Helsinki)
PhD Political Science – World politics, Global political economy, European studies
Research: ‘Power of Knowledge Producers in EU – Networks of decision-making and consultancy in the European debt crisis’
Laura Nordström is a PhD researcher at the University of Helsinki (Political Science). She has completed degrees both in World Politics and in History. She has acquired an extensive work experience as a political advisor in the Finnish parliament, the Foreign Ministry, the European Parliament and as the International Officer for the Finnish Greens. She has worked on EU, international, human rights and development politics. This insight in the field of politics is a great aid in conducting her research on the use of analysis and knowledge and the role of consultancy and lobbying in the European debt and banking crisis.
Andrei Petre (Université de Paris | Sorbonne)
PhD Civil Law
Research: ‘La distinction entre dommage et préjudice’
I am very passionate about Law and Civil Law in particular. I have an international academic background, with studies both in Paris, Montpellier and Bucharest regarding French, Romanian and European Law.
I assumed along my studies the position of a debate & public speaking trainer. I transformed my high-school debate club into an NGO that promotes democracy and educating young minds to have a critical thinking and to be able of a rational and unbiased analysis of the factual evidence. I organise debate competitions with a national attendance and I am a Chief Adjudicator or a judge at other tournaments.
Giulia Raimondo (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
PhD International Law
Research: ‘European Integrated Border Management: Human Rights and International Responsibilities ‘
Giulia Raimondo is a Research Assistant at the Global Migration Centre and a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Her current research aims at contributing to the existing scholarship on European migration law and policies by linking two different discourses: the first being legal research on the international responsibility of the European Union; and the second being the investigation of migration law through the lenses of contemporary legal and political philosophy.
Giulia holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan and a Master of Laws from McGill University. She worked both as a trainee lawyer and as a Judge assistant in Italy, researching and assisting on cases relating to asylum and immigration law.
Rafael Ruiz Andrés (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
PhD in Religious Studies
Research: ‘Behind the traces of the religious in the Secular Era. Sociohistorical study of secularization concept in Western Europe through the Spanish case (1960-2010)’
After finishing my History degree with BA prize at Valladolid University, I decided to focus my Master and PhD studies on religions in current world at Complutense University of Madrid. During my PhD years I have discussed in several International Congresses such as EASR in KU-Leuven (Belgium) or the 1st International Congress in Religious Studies in Chile, becoming Honorary Member of Chilean Association for Study of Religions. I have also developed with AJICR, an organization of young researchers in religions, several activities to create spaces of dialogue between religions and politics. I have a social awareness that makes me do volunteer activity in Sant Egidio Community and accompany young people in their life.
Luis Santos (Institute for Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon)
PhD Political Science
Research: ‘Strategic implications of FDI from China in the EU (the cases of Portugal vs. Hungary)’
Luís Santos completed his undergraduate education in Economics in Portugal (Nova University of Lisbon) and his MBA in New York (Columbia University). For ten years, Luis was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., having worked in 16 countries and visited over 100. Since 2014, he is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Alpac Capital – an European Investment Management Company focused in Technology and Renewable Energy
Luis’ PhD thesis investigates the relationship between China and the EU, with an emphasis in the strategic implications of the increasing flow of Chinese FDI in Portugal and Hungary.
Elisa Schramm (University of Oxford)
DPhil in Geography and the Environment
Research: ‘Exploring non-human affect in sustainable living experiments: the case of the degrowth village Can Decreix in Cerbère, France’
Elisa Schramm graduated cum laude (top 10%) with a BA from Sciences Po Paris at age 19, an MSc in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics (Distinction) and an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford (Distinction). For her DPhil thesis, funded by the German National Academic Foundation and Rotary International, Elisa will focus on understanding how various ‘non-humans’ enable more sustainable ways of living in the context of a French eco-community and influence the motivations of long-term residents. Elisa speaks fluent English, French, German and Spanish and intermediate Mandarin and Italian. Outside her academic interests, Elisa currently coordinates the Languages Plus project to tackle educational inequalities in Oxford, sings in the Hertford College Choir and enjoys bouldering.
Anna Simbartlova (Charles University, Prague)
PhD International Area Studies (Migration and integration of immigrants in Europe)
Research: Civic integration of immigrants in Europe: assimilation or multiculturalism?
As a graduate student of international relations, I am interested in the topic of migration and integration of immigrants in Europe. In this problematic, the question of respecting differences (either in a cultural way or concerning contradictory opinions) units with the question of promoting moral and ethical issues. I hope to find the right balance between those two fundamental values and to be able to spread its message further. As well as did Václav Havel, the first post-communist Czech president, with his motto: “Truth and love will triumph over lies and hatred” that I endeavour to follow.
Igor Tkalec (University of Luxembourg)
PhD Political Science
Research: ‘Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure in Motion: Prospects for Adequate Pensions in the Euro Area’
Igor TKALEC is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at University of Luxembourg. He holds summa cum laude BA degree from University of Zagreb and with merit MA degree from Central European University, both in political science. His academic interests include political economy, governance, and comparative politics, notably in the context of the European Union. He has experience in journalism, blogging, and research projects. Igor’s PhD project encompasses policy coordination and social policy of the European Union with a focus on pension systems. In his free time, he likes to read graphical novels and do sports.
Anna Wennäkoski (University of Helsinki)
PhD Communication Law
Research: ‘Digitalization and Law – A Dynamic Interplay’
Anna Aurora Wennäkoski (L.L.M., M.Sc.) is a lawyer who has served in various legal and compliance roles for a number of international companies in Finland, France and in the United States. Anna has also acted as researcher, guest lecturer, and writer for various universities, e.g. recently at the Digital Futures Forum of the University of Columbia in New York. She has been involved in several international organizations and journals, and she has received several academic awards. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is passionate about current world affairs, history, and art.
EUROPAEUM TEACHING FELLOWS
Beatrix Campbell (University of Leiden)
Beatrix Futák-Campbell is Assistant Professor of International Relations. She completed her PhD in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews and her MA in EU Studies and German and MSc in Research in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include contemporary IR theory, especially Practice Theory and Global IR, EU relations with Russia and methods/ methodologies on how to study IR. She also trained as a conversation analyst at the University of York and Loughborough. Previously she was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Hamburg and Oxford, she taught at the University of Edinburgh and St Andrews, and she also worked for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, The German Marshall Fund and the British civil service. Her first monograph has just been published by Manchester University Press: Practising EU foreign policy: Russia and the eastern neighbours. She is currently finishing her second monograph Theories and Methods in International Relations (Palgrave). During the 2017/18 academic year she is working as principal investigator at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) for a project on Reading and Narrating the EU Migration/Refugee Crisis.
Cecilia Cannon (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Dr. Cecilia Cannon is a researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre. She is currently working on a Swiss National Science Foundation project examining IO design, adaptation, reform and effectiveness. She lectures in the Graduate Institute’s Interdisciplinary Programmes – Master of International Affairs and Master of Development Studies. Her broader research interests focus on the role and influence of non-state actors in international policy processes, and migration policy. She served as Head of Research for the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre until December 2017, and she directs the Graduate Institute’s Summer and Winter Programmes on the United Nations and Global Challenges. Cecilia previously worked for the Global Detention Project – an inter-disciplinary research endeavor that investigates the role detention plays in states’ responses to global migration. She also has professional experience developing and executing communication and advocacy strategies for government, non-governmental and private sector organisations, and continues to advise organisations on their advocacy, monitoring and evaluation projects. She obtained her PhD in International Relations / Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Deval Desai (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Deval Desai is post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva. Trained in history and French literature (M.A., Oxon), and law and social theory (LL.M. and S.J.D., Harvard Law School), he is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He researches and publishes on the law and politics of expertise, and the rule of law in developing countries. His current research critically examines creativity as a mode of regulation and policymaking, focusing on multi-stakeholder initiatives and on rule of law reform. His research has been funded by Harvard, LSE, and Canada’s IDRC, amongst others. He has also held fellowships at Harvard, SOAS, Manchester, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Overseas Development Institute.
Since 2009, Deval has also worked for the World Bank as a rule of law reform and governance expert in Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Uganda; as well as advising the UN on rule of law issues. As a lawyer, he has worked on corporate accountability, including as an attorney on the case of Kiobel before the US Supreme Court.
Gabriela Frei (University of Oxford)
Gabriela is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford’s History Faculty and a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College. Her research focuses on the relationship between international law, trade and strategy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has been particularly interested in the role of jurists in international politics, and how law shapes political agendas. Another important research area is current security and defence affairs and particularly in the interaction of international law and strategy.
Félix Krawatzek (University of Oxford) is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College. He has a particular interest in comparative historical analysis and discourse analysis. His doctorate dealt with the political relevance of youth mobilisation and the ideas about youth in moments of regime crisis comparing contemporary Russia with other European cases of regime crisis. He has also done research on collective memory in particular in the European context and is involved in a project studying migrants’ remittances in a historical perspective.
Sharon Leahy (University of St Andrews)
Dr. Sharon Leahy is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her principal research interests focus broadly on strategies of marginalisation in the neoliberal era; culturally, economically and politically. Her concerns have built on the work applied in her PhD, to critically assess the discursive construction and performative constitution of difference and its impact on the most forgotten in society, most specifically migrant communities and ethnic minorities. She has acquired an explicit interest in the ways in which elites produce and regulate knowledge, allowing for the creation and legitimisation of certain understandings of cultural difference, the constitution of precarity, and discourses and practices surrounding transnational flows. Sharon is a qualitative geographer who seeks to examine the processes and responses involved in exclusionary, yet legally justified, state practices. Sharon is especially concerned with how neoliberalism fosters individualism and the ways in which the State shirks responsibility for protection of the individual, and offloads securitisation to its citizens.
Katerina Pantazatou (University of Luxembourg)
Katerina Pantazatou is an Associate Professor in Tax Law at the University of Luxembourg since September 2016. Prior to that, she was an FNR/Marie Curie Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, an LL.M from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests include tax law, corporate governance, EU law and cohesion policy. Currently, she is particularly interested in the relationship between tax avoidance and corporate governance and the duties and liabilities arising therefrom and the crisis impact on the EU’s economic Constitution. Katerina has visited Harvard Law School and the Institute for Austrian and International Taxation in Vienna as an Ernst Mach scholar.
Dr Lukas Schemper (Vienna; Geneva alumnus)
Dr. Lukas Schemper is researching and teaching the history and politics of disaster and international organisations, in particular international humanitarian organisations. His doctoral thesis dealt with the emergence of international mechanisms in the field of disaster management from the inter-war period to the late 1980s. Lukas holds a PhD in International Studies (specialization in International History and Politics) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and an MA (History of International Relations) and BA (Social Sciences) from Sciences Po Paris. In the past, he has been a visiting scholar at the History Department of Columbia University in New York, a visiting scholar and maître de conférences at Sciences Po Paris and Plumer Visiting Fellow at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Lukas has also worked as consultant for the World Health Organisation and assistant for the think tank Institut Français des Relations Internationales. More recently, he was visiting fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and lecturer at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute at the University of Manchester. He is currently teaching at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Vienna.