Lord Chris Patten

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.

Professor José Manuel Barroso

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.

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).

Dr. Erhard Busek

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.

Andrienne d’Arenberg

Andrienne d’Arenberg started her career in Vienna with Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch in private banking. She then moved to Geneva as a partner in a consultancy firm for 10 years, developing trusted relationships with a variety of high-level stakeholders from business, politics, international organizations, NGOs as well as academia and advising them on strategy, communication and stakeholders’ engagement. She pursued her career at the World Economic Forum as Head of its Family Business Community, where she worked with leading multigenerational families globally on issues related to the success during times of disruption and engaged some of the world’s largest family enterprises in initiatives aimed at creating positive social and environmental change. Andrienne holds a BSc. in international relations from London School of Economic and Political Sciences and completed different Executive Certificates from the IMD Business School, MIT, Harvard, the Graduate Institute, the Oxford Saïd Business School and London School of Economic and Political Sciences. She has recently joined the Oxford Saïd Business School as an Executive in Residence and sits on their Advisory Council of The Ownership Project. She also sits on the boards of several other institutions.

Dr Andrew Graham

Dr Andrew Graham was Executive Chair of the Europaeum from 2017 to 2020, chairing both the Academic Council and the Executive Committee. He was the driving force in conceiving, implementing and raising the funding for the new Europaeum Scholarship Programme and now combines being a Trustee with being Honorary Consultant to the Programme. He is the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Oxford
Internet Institute.
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, a Scott Trustee (which owns the Guardian and the Observer) and a Trustee of Reprieve. In 2001, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and, in 2010, the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute.

Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington

Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington
Margaret Jay’s career has combined experience at a senior level in Government public life, the media and business and has worked in the voluntary sector as founder director of The National Aids Trust. After graduating from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics she joined the BBC and began a twenty year career in broadcasting. In 1992 she was appointed as a ‘working peer’ to the House of Lords by the Labour Party and held Opposition front bench posts during the 1990s. At the same time she joined the Board of the London Broadcasting Company, and later of Carlton Television and Scottish Power. She was also on the Advisory Board of the Meteorological Office and chaired the Shopping Hours Reform Council which successfully lobbied to change the law on Sunday trading in 1994. In 1997 Margaret Jay was appointed Minister of State in the Department of Health, and the following year she was appointed to the Cabinet as Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women. Since 2001 she has extended her business interests as a non executive director of British Telecom and The Independent News and Media Company. She served as the senior independent director of INM and also acted as a political consultant, and as chair of the independent research organisation The Overseas Development Institute. From 2007 to 2015 she has served and chaired various committees in the House of Lords. the UK’s policy in Iraq.
Her primary interests remain health, communications, European and international affairs and overseas development.

Pascal Lamy

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).

Professor Sally Mapstone

Professor Sally Mapstone is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. She has had a long-standing engagement with international issues and is Chair of the International Advisory Board for the University of Helsinki. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association of America and in 2017 she received the FPA Medal for services to higher education. In 2021 Professor Mapstone became Chair of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Board of Universities UK and a member of the Trustee Board of UCAS. Before moving to St Andrews, Professor Mapstone was Professor of Older Scots Literature in the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. At Oxford she also served as Junior Proctor (2006-7); Chair of the English Faculty Board, (2007-10); Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Personnel and Equality (2009-11); and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (2011-16).

Laura Nordström

Laura Nordström is a PhD researcher at the University of Helsinki (Political Science). Her research is on the power of expertise and experts in the Eurozone crisis. Other research focuses are global political economy, lobbying and EU. She has completed degrees both in World Politics and in History. Before academia, she worked for 10 years as a political advisor and expert 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. She has been a member of the Europaeum’s European Scholars Programme first cohort and part of the team that won the best FT awarded prize for the project You&EU. She has been as well a member of the project Between Law and Politics analysing intellectual foundations of the European economic constitution. She has held various elected positions of trust, such as the presidency of the executive board of the Helsinki Summer University.

H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg

H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Mirek Topolánek’s second coalition government, 2007-2009. Between July 1990 and July 1992, he worked as chancellor of Czechoslovak President Václav Havel. From 1984 to 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.

Professor Carel J.J.M. Stolker

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

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“.


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