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Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World

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The newly established Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World at King's is a joint endeavour of the European and International Studies department, the School of Law and the Global Institutes


With respect to the specific activities involved in the project, these include: 

Teaching activities

  • New interdisciplinary MA unit on Europe in the World to be offered to the MA in International Political Economy, the MA in European Studies and the MA in European Public Policy and other suitable programmes of the participating departments. It would also help to support and revise an existing final year BA module on the EU in the International System with sessions on external relations law, development and emerging powers.
  • A School of Diplomacy for diplomats of third countries resident in London who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the EU foreign policy.

Research activities

  • An annual joint conference co-organised with colleagues working across the College on Europe in the world: the first one is planned to focus on Europe in the Global Political Economy. The conference will be a major stimulus to the pooling of activities at King's and will also have major outreach dimension to the scholarly and practitioner community by promoting new ideas and leading to publications.
  • An interdisciplinary Emerging Powers seminar series aimed to attract scholars and postgraduate students to advance cutting-edge research on the relations between Europe and Rising Powers in co-operation with the Global Institutes.

Debating activities

  • An annual week of events on Europe, running for an entire week and co-organised by students and staff of the Centre. The activity invites a diverse mixture of speakers from public authorities, think-tanks, NGOs and citizens movements to discuss the challenges of a changing Europe in a changing world. It is designed to go beyond the usual target audience of scholars and academics, aiming to maximise outreach to civil society in terms of participants, in particular NGOs and international organizations.
  • An annual keynote lecture involving high-profile speakers to address an audience comprising practitioners and the interested public, as well as academics and research students.
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