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Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World

Seminar Series

In association with the new JMCE, the three schools are running a wide-ranging and stimulating programme of research seminars and conferences over the next year. By attracting leading speakers from all over Europe, the programme contributes to lively debate and discussion about law and governance in the EU today.
All the events are free and open to all with no ticket required. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing you there.



"Resistance to the Iran Nuclear Deal: Russian, Chinese and European Power Clashes with a New US Administration"

Dr. Moritz Pieper (University of Salford)

16th October, 6pm, room K3.11


"The Clash of New World Orders"

Prof. Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)

4th December 2017, 6pm, room K3.11

More details on the above seminars and access to the registration page will be available shortly.

“A New Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding Architecture?”
24 October 2016, 12:30pm, room K6.07

In collaboration with the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group, the African Leadership Centre, and King's Brazil Institute.

Roundtable: “25 Years Without the Soviet Union”  

7 November 2016, 5:30pm, room S-1.04

“Faith and the State”
Speakers: TBC
12 December 2016, 5:30pm, room S-1.04

Responsibility While Protecting (RwP) – A Brazilian approach to conflict resolution and prevention

13 June 2016, 17:30-19:30

Embassy of Brazil in London , 14-16 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BL

Register here

The “Responsibility While Protecting” (RWP) initiative is a Brazilian proposal that marked a new stage in the evolution of R2P norm, which member states adopted at the UN World Summit in 2005. This initiative also underlines Brazil’s ambition of acting as a global player. Since its presentation at the 2011 UN General Assembly, RwP has drawn the attention of academics and policy makers alike because of its emphasis on capacity building to avert crises before they happen.

This debate will allow experts in RwP to debate the current status of this proposal, its potential to represent a shift in the implementation of Security council mandate and the challenges related to the commitment with this concept.

OrganisersKing’s Brazil Institute, Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World at King's, and Brazilian Embassy in London.


  • Prof. Kai Kenkel – he is Associate Professor in the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and currently Associated Researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. He has published extensively on intervention norms, R2P and RwP, frequently with a focus on Brazil, and is currently engaged in research on the characterization of the principle of responsibility in international politics.
  • Prof. Antonio Jorge Ramalho – he is associate professor of the Institute of International Relations at the University of Brasilia and Executive-Secretary of UNASUR's South American Defense School. His professional career includes experiences at the Ministries of Defense, External Relations and Education, besides the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the Presidency. His research focuses on international security and national defense.

Chair: Prof. Anthony Pereira – Director Brazil Institute

2014-2015 (Term 2)

Vassilis Fouskas School of Business and Law, University of East London, Professor of International Politics & Economics, Director of the Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People (STAMP), Editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
"The origins of the Greek Crisis"
January 14 2015, 12-2pm

Dr Anca Chirita, Lecturer in Competition Law, Durham Law School
"The Interplay between Free Movement and Competition Law"
January 21 2015, 12:30-2pm

Professor Stefan Collignon, LSE-Sant-Anna, Pisa
“Three models to explain the Euro-crisis”
February 25 2015, 12-2pm, room 342N, Norfolk Building, Strand Campus

Mr Meacher (MP) 
"The State we want"
March 4 2015, 12-2pm

Dr Marek Martyniszyn, Lecturer in Law, Queen's University Belfast 
"Politics in Competition Law Enforcement: the case of natural resources"
March 12 2015, 15.00-16.00pm
Please note this seminar will be held in a different room: Law Ante Room, SW 1.17, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

Annette Bongart, Visiting Fellow LSE, Oxford
"The Lisbon Strategy of the EU"
March 18 2015, 12-2pm

Izabella Cooper
"Frontex a view from inside-fronted Spokesperson, Information and Transparency"
(postponed, new date tba)

(All the events are in 342N, Norfolk Building, Strand Campus)

2014-2015 (Term 1)

Dr Stefano Pagliari  (City University)
"Capital United? Business Solidarity on Regulatory Policy and the Special Place of Finance"
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 12pm-2pm  in S0.11

Dr Dimitry Kochenov, Chair in EU Constitutional Law, University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
"EU Citizenship without Duties"
Wednesday 5 November 2014, 12pm-2pm   in S0.11

Professor Francisco Torres (Oxford St Anthony's/LSE)
"The Increased Politicisation of EMU"
Wednesday 12 November 201412pm-2pm   in S0.11

Professor Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College NY State
Title TBD

Wed 26 November 2014, 12pm-2pm   in S0.11

Professor John Weeks, Dept Of Development studies, SOAS
"Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy"

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 12pm-2pm   in S0.11

Dr Mary Dobbs, Lecturer in Law, Queen’s University Belfast 
"Attaining Multilevel Governance of GM Cultivation"
Wednesday 10 December 2014, 12pm-2pm   in S0.11
2013-2014 (Term 1)

Dr Sara Silvestri (City University): Dr. Silvestri's research areas are in the areas of migration, Islam, Middle East and European policy and politics.
"What place for religion in the European Union?"
Wednesday, 30/10/13
Room VWB6.06

Prof, Lawrence Ezrow (Essex University): Prof. Ezrow's work looks at EU integration, party politics and citizenship.
"When Extremism Pays: Policy Positions, Voter Certainty, and Party Support in Postcommunist Europe"
Wednesday, 27/11/13
Room VWB6.01

Prof. Ozlem Onaran (University of Greenwich): Currently researching the Eurozone crisis.
"Crisis in Europe: the dead end road of the race to the bottom"
Wednesday, 11/12/2013
Room VWB6.01

2013-2014 (Term 2)

Dr. Ian Clinke (University of Oxford): Ian's work contributes to the debates on the European Union drawing on Political Geography.
Wednesday, 29/01/14
Room VWB6.01

Dr. Jamie Gaskarth (University of Plymouth): Dr. Gaskarth works at the intersection of foreign policy, security and ethical dilemmas.
Wednesday, 26/02/14
Room VWB7.01

Dr. Jonathan White (LSE): Dr. White works at the intersection of economic crisis and ideological representations, citizenship, integration and political engagement.
Wednesday, 05/03/14
Room VWB6.01

Prof. Martin Dangerfield (University of Wolverhampton): Prof. Dangerfield works at the intersection of EU integration, the enlargement process towards Central and Eastern Europe, and he also focuses on the European neighbourhood policy.
Wednesday, 19/03/2014
Room VWB6.01

2012-2013 (Term 1)
Michael E. Smith   ( Aberdeen University)
"The Lisbon Treaty and the Grand Strategy of the European Union"

Wednesday, 21/11/2012
Room K0.31

Waltraud Schelkle   (LSE): 
"Fiscal Integration by default"
Wednesday, 5/12/2012

Room K0.31

2012-2013 (Term 2)

Baastian Van Apeldoorn (University of Amsterdam)
"Eurocrisis and the European Capitalist Class"

Thursday, 24/01/2013
Room K0.31

Nieves Perez Solorzano (Bristol University)
"EU enlargement, capacity building and the European Commission: promotion of the social dialogue"
Wednesday, 27/02/2013
Room K0.31

Adam Morton (University of Nottingham)
"The Architecture of Passive Revolution: Society, State and Space in Modern Mexico"
Wednesday, 20/03/2012

Sonia Morano-Foadi (Oxford Brookes University)
Integration for Third-country nationals in the European Union. The challenge of equality
Wednesday, 08/05/2013 (Note the change of date from 30/01/13)
Room K0.31

2011-2012 (Term 1)

Prof. Alan Cafruny (Hamilton College, USA)
"The role of Obama in the global financial crisis and the US elections"
Wednesday 18 October 2011, 17.00-19.00, Room S-2.08
Dr. Christoph Meyer (King’s College London)
"Learning in EU Foreign Policy: The case of early warning and conflict prevention"
Wednesday 26 October 2011, 17.00-19.00, Room S-3.20, 3rd basement, Strand Building
Dr. Christopher Kollmeyer (University of Aberdeen)
"Neoliberalism versus Society: A Sociological Perspective on Income Inequality in Advanced Capitalism"
Wednesday 2 November 2011, 17.00-19.00, Room S-3.20
Prof. Andrew Sayer (Lancaster University) 
"Why We Can't Afford the Rich: a moral economic argument"
Wednesday 23 November 2011, 17.30-19.00, Room S-3.20
Dr. Ana Juncos (University of Bristol)
"The Contradictions of EU Statebuilding in Bosnia"
Wednesday 7 December 2011, 17.00-19.00, Room S-3.20

2011-2012 (Term 2)

Dr. Ngai-Ling Sum (Lancaster University)
"A Cultural Political Economy of BRIC: Construction of 'Hope' and the Case of China"
Wednesday 25 January 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room S-2.18
Dr. Joo Hyoung Ji (Sogang University, South Korea)
"Learning from crisis: How a new path of development is created through the political struggle over crisis management - The case of South Korea"
Wednesday 1 February 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63
Dr. Waltraud Schelkle (LSE, European Institute)
"Hegemony without stability: The fiscal and political vulnerabilities of monetary union"
Wednesday 8 February 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63
Dr. Sergey Khrychikov(Administrative Officer, International Affairs, Council of Europe)
"Human rights dimensions of migration in Europe"
Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63
Prof. Martin Jones (Aberystwyth University)
"From Multi-Governance to Multi-Spatial Meta-Governance"
Wednesday 7 March 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63
Prof. Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary, University of London)
"Conservative Ideas of Europe around World War One"
Monday 12 March 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63
Dr. Stijn Oosterlynck (University of Antwerp)
"Don’t waste a crisis’: Opening up the European city yet again for neoliberal experimentation"
Tuesday 20 March 2012, 17.00-19.00, Room K6.63

For further information, please contact the Research Seminars Co-ordinator: Dr. Nagore Calvo Mendizabal, Lecturer in European Studies (
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