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The Manchester JMCE is thrilled to announce its roster of Speakers  for Semester II of the Academic Year 2022/2023


  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, 2-3 pm (IN-PERSON EVENT)

Speaker: Prof. Monica Clua Losada  (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

Title: Resisting authoritarian neoliberalism: disrupting the social (re)production of austerity

Chair: TBC

Venue: Humanities Bridgeford Street, HBS, Room 2. 53


Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, 2-3 pm (IN-PERSON EVENT)  


Speaker: Dr Dimitar Bechev (University of Oxford)

Title: Russia and Turkey

Chair: Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou

Venue: Arthur Lewis Building, Room G. 019


  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, 2-3pm (IN-PERSON EVENT)


Speaker: Prof. Robert Gerwarth (University College Dublin)

Title: An age of civil wars – Europe 1917-1949

Chair: Dr Christian Goeschel

Venue: Arthur Lewis Building (ALB), Room G. 020


  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, 2-3 pm **Special Event to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement**

Speaker: Dr Lisa Claire Whitten (Queen’s University Belfast)

Title: Brexit, Northern Ireland and the Protocol

Chair: Dr Kathryn Simpson

Venue: Arthur Lewis Building, Room 2.016


  • Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, 2-3 pm (IN-PERSON EVENT)

Speaker: Dr Michael Holmes (Universite Catholique, Lille)

Title: Nationalism in Internationalism: Ireland’s relationship with the EU

Chair: Dr Kathryn Simpson

Venue: Williamson Building, Room 4.07


  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 2-3 pm (GMT) (IN–PERSON EVENT)


Speaker: Dr Sophia Price (Leeds Beckett University)

Title: EU’s External Relations: provision of development aid & trade liberalisation         

Moderator: Dr Silke Trommer

Venue: Arthur Lewis Building (ALB), Room G. 019





What is JMCE?

The Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the promotion of research and teaching on Europe across The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.


The JMCE aims to:

  • Support research activities, mainly through the funding of conferences and workshops with a European focus.
  • Organise events such as a regular seminar series and a high-profile Annual Lecture on Europe.
  • Promote excellence in teaching and learning, through the funding of innovative teaching-related projects.
  • Provide a platform for the interdisciplinary engagement of research students with an interest on Europe.
  • Reach out to the practitioner community and the public at large on matters affecting Europe.
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