Seminar Series

2020/2021 (Academic Semester II)

JMCE Events Academic Year 2020-2021

 

SEMESTER II

Wednesday, February 10th 2021, 14:00-16:00 (GMT) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 899 0339 6578)

**JMCE SPECIAL EVENT**

Speakers: Professor Kevin Featherstone (LSE); Professor George Papaconstantinou (EUI, Florence Italy; fmr Greek Finance Minister); Professor Vivien Schmidt (Boston University, USA)

Title: The Eurozone between Perpetual Crisis and A New Paradigm: Looking back to move forward 

Wednesday, February 24th 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 857 7084 3105)

Speaker: Dr. Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter; EUI)

Title: The landscape of political violence in crisis-ridden Greece: evidence from the far right and the far left

 Wednesday, March 10th 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 894 2559 9246)

Speaker: Dr. Gabriel Siles-Brügge (University of Warwick) 

Title: Performing Brexit? The Case of the UK’s Independent Trade Policy

Wednesday, March 24th 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 828 6972 7528)

Speaker: Dr. Othon Anastasakis (St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford)

Title: Russia and Turkey in the Balkans: Parallel trajectories and legacies of the past                  

Wednesday, April 21st 2021,  14:00 – 15:30 (GMT+1) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 816 5373 3660)

***JMCE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE 2021***

Speaker: HE João Vale de Almeida (European Union Ambassador to the United Kingdom)

Title: TBA

Wednesday, April 28th 2021,  14:00 – 15:00 (GMT+1) via Zoom Webinar (ID: 870 5404 7540)

**JMCE SPECIAL EVENT**

Speaker: Kalliopi Stefanaki (UNHCR Protection Officer)

Title: Greece: a laboratory for the testing of EU asylum policies. A practitioner’s view

2020/2021 (Academic Semester I)

2020/21 SEMESTER I

 

  • Wednesday 21 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT+1) – Webinar (Zoom Meeting ID 893 9922 9282)

Speaker: Prof. Jon Pierre (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Title: Nudges Against Pandemics: Sweden’s COVID-19 containment strategy in perspective

  • Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 14:00 – 15.00 (GMT) – Webinar (Zoom Meeting ID 874 5777 1814)

Speaker: Dr. Andy Smith (Sciences Po Bordeaux)

Title: Made in France: Power relations, Institutions and Political Work

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) – Webinar (Zoom Meeting ID 872 7608 8963)

Speaker: Prof. Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York)

Title: ‘Protesters’ versus ‘nationalists’: why political trust prevents the far right from expanding its appeal, but has a different effect on its core electorate

  • Wednesday, December 2 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) – Webinar (Zoom Meeting ID ID: 873 9612 7695)

Speaker: Dr. Luis Simón (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Title: Subject or Object? Europe in Sino-American Competition

2019/2020 (Academic Semester II)

2019/20 SEMESTER II

  • Wednesday 5 February 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Paul Copeland (Queen Mary University of London QMUL)

Title: The EU’s social dimension and the crisis of European Integration

  • Wednesday 19 February 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Katharine Wright (University of Newcastle)

Title: Gendering EU External Relations: the case of digital diplomacy

  • Wednesday 4 March 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter)

Title: The  landscape of political violence in crisis-ridden Greece

  •  Wednesday 18 March 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Othon Anastasakis (St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford)

Title: Russia and Turkey in the Balkans: Parallel trajectories and legacies of the past

  •  Wednesday 22 April 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Peg Murray–Evans

Title: Constructing Rising Power from the Outside In: South Africa in Global Climate Governance

  •  Wednesday 6 May 2020, 14:00-15:00 @ Simon Building, Room 2.39

Speaker: Dr. Nagore Calvo Mendizabal (King’s College London KCL)

Title:

2019/2020 (Academic Semester I)

SEMESTER II

  • Wednesday 2 October 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.211

Speaker: Dr. Margarita Markoviti (Université Libre of Brussels)

           Title: From the Burqa to the Crucifix: Religious Freedoms and European Governance in a Context of Increasing Radicalisation

  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.211Speaker: Dr. Francesca Batzella (University of Hertfordshire)Title: EU energy policy in challenging times. What lessons can be drawn from Nord Stream 2?
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.214Speaker: Dr. Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (University of Bristol)Title: Brexit: Path dependency, unintended consequences and the Article 50 Process
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.214Speaker: Dr Ruairidh Tarvet (University of Edinburgh)Title: Northern Nationalisms: Renegotiating Swedish and Danish National Identities
  •  Wednesday 27 November 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.214Speaker: Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter)Title: The  landscape of political violence in crisis-ridden Greece
2018/ 2019 (II)

SEMESTER II

  • Wednesday 13 February 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.213

 

Speaker: Dr. Kostis Kornetis (University of Oxford)

Title: Memories of Democratic Transitions in Greece and Spain

 

  • Wednesday 27 February 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.213

Speaker: Prof. Simon Bulmer (University of Sheffield)

Title: Germany and the European Union: a reluctant hegemon?

 

  • Wednesday 13 March 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 4.214

Speaker: Dr. Nikos Skoutaris (University of East Anglia)

Title: Differentiated Brexit? Rethinking the position of Scotland and Northern Ireland in the context of the UK’s departure from the EU

 

  • Wednesday 27 March 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 4.214

Speaker: Dr. Martin Steven (University of Lancaster)

Title: Euro-realism in Party Politics: the rise of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) at the European Parliament’

 

  • Wednesday 8 May 2019, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place, 3.209

Speaker: TBC

Title: TBC

2018/ 2019 (I)

SEMESTER I

  • Friday 5 October 2018, 17:30-19:00 @ University Place, Theatre A

***The JMCE Annual Lecture 2018-19***

Speaker: Margaritis Schinas (Chief Spokesperson, European Commission)

Title: The Future of Europe: an EU that empowers and protects.

  • Wednesday 17 October 2018, 14:00 @ University Place, 6.206

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Simpson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Title: Making Sense of Brexit – The Political and Policy Implications for the UK’s Devolved Administrations

  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 14:00 @ University Place, 6.206

Speaker: Dr. Rosa Maria Fernandez (University of Chester)

Title: National Interests as Barriers for Sustainable Energy Transitions in Europe

  • Wednesday 21 November 2018, 14:00 @ University Place, 6.206

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Minto (University of Cardiff)

Title: Re-wiring European Networks post-Brexit: Continuity and change from a multi-level perspective

  • Wednesday 5 December 2018, 14:00 @ University Place, 6.206

Speaker: Dr. Mustafa Kutlay (City University)

Title: Turkey in Turbulent Times: political institutions and economic development

2017/ 2018

SEMESTER II

  • 31 January 2018, 14:00-16:00 @ Alan Turning, G107

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Franks, IMF and Prof. Nicos Christodoulakis, AUBE/LSE

Title: Economic Convergence in the Eurozone: Coming Together or Drifting Apart?

 

  • 14 February 2018, 14:00-15:00 @ University PLace 4.214

TBC

 

  • 28 February 2018, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place 4.214

Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Simpson, MMU

Title: Making Sense of Brexit – The Political and Policy Implications for the UK’s Devolved Administrations

 

  • 14 March 2018, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place 4.214

Speaker: Ordoliberalism and economic policy in the EU

Title: Prof. Kenneth Dyson, University of Cardiff

 

  • 18 April 2018, 14:00-15:00 @ University Place 4.214

Speaker: Prof. Helen Drake, Loughborough University

Title: Is France having a moment? The 2017 French electoral series and the populist challenge to the Fifth French Republic

 

 SEMESTER I

 

  • Wednesday 4 October 2017, 14:00 @ University Place 4.211

Speaker: Prof. Charlie Burns (University of Sheffield)

Title: Brexit: The implications for the UK and the environment

 

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017, 14:00 @ University Place 4.211

Speaker: Dr. Paul Tobin (University of Manchester)

Title: EU Climate Policy at a Time of Crisis

 

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017, 14:00 @ University Place 4.211

Speaker: Prof. Raymond Agius (Emeritus, University of Manchester)

Title: Health at work in the shadow of Brexit

 

  • Wednesday 15 November 2017, 14:00 @ University Place 4.212

Speaker: Prof. Panagiotis Ioakimidis (Emeritus, University of Athens)

Title: The EU’s future after the French and German Elections

 

2016/ 2017

Semester II

 

  • Wednesday 8 February 2017, 16:15 @ Geoffrey Manton bld. Lecture Th. 5 (MMU campus)

Speaker: Prof Dr Michael Gehler (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Hildesheim)

Title: The European Union: A new post-modern Empire?

 

  • Wednesday 22 February 2017, 14:00 @ Simon_4.47

Speaker: Francie Molloy, MP

Title: Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland and Brexit

 

  • Wednesday 8 March 2017, 14:00 @Uni Place_4.211

Speaker: Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki)

Title: European fantasy of the Arctic region as a tabula rasa

 

  • Wednesday 22 March 2017, 14:00 @ Uni Place_6.208

Speaker: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska (Centre for European Reform)

Title: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Brexit

 

  • Wednesday 17 May 2017, 14:00 @ Roscoe 4.2

Speaker: Steven Hurst (formerly of the European Parliament)

Title: Working with the Conservatives in the European Union: an insider’s view

Semester I

 

  • Wednesday 5 October 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 3.209

Speaker: Dr. Silke Trommer (University of Manchester)

Title: Burn the Bills: Irish Responses to Austerity in Social Context

 

  • Wednesday 19 October 2016, 14:00 @ Simon 5.08

Speaker: Daniel Šitera (Leipzig University/Charles University in Prague)

Title: Is the EU Cohesion Policy failing East-Central European countries?

 

  • Wednesday 26 October 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 3.212

Speaker: Aron Bakos (Babeș-Bolyai University)

Title: The life story, the military stories, and the historical views of a marginalized person in Transylvania

 

  • Monday 14 November 2016, 15:00 @ University Place 3.212

Speaker: Prof. David Phinnemore (Queens University Belfast)

Title: Negotiating Brexit: The Challenges, Options and Constraints facing the UK Government

 

  • Wednesday 30 November 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 4.209

Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Burns (University of York)

Title: The economic crisis and the environment in Europe

 

  • Wednesday 14 December 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 4.214

Speaker: Dr. Julian Patrick Panke (University of Birmingham)

Title: Europe as Empire

2015/ 2016

Seminar Series 2015-16

 

Semester I

 

Speaker: Dr. Anna Sophie Maas (College of Europe Natolin)

Title: EU-Russia Relations 1999-2015: From Courtship to Confrontation

5 October 2015, 2pm,  University Place 3.212

Speaker: Prof. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (University of Oxford)

Title: The UK Welfare State, EU Membership and Free Movement

21 October 2015, 2pm, University Place 3.211

Speaker: Dr Mark Langan (University of Leicester)

Title: The Moral Economy of EU Association with Africa 

11 November 2015, 2pm, University Place 4.214

Speaker: Dr. Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow)

Title: The rise and fall of aid effectiveness in the European Union

25 November 2015, 2pm, University Place 5.207

Speaker: Dr. Adonis Pegasiou (University of Cyprus)

Title: The EU’s Response to the Financial Crises in Ireland and Cyprus

9 December 2015, 2pm, University Place 5.207

 

Semester II

Speaker: Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge (University of Manchester)

Title: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 5.204

 

Speaker: Prof Neill Nugent (College of Europe, Bruges)

 Title: The Supposed Decline of the European Commission

Wednesday 24 February 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 5.206

 

Speaker: Arlinda Rrustemi (University of Leiden)

Title: Statebuilding in Kosovo: Comparing the International and Local Perspectives

Wednesday 9 March 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 5.209

 

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Monaghan (University of Hull)

Title: A Good Start? The European Citizens’ Initiative and Participatory Democracy in the EU

Wednesday 13 April 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 5.209

 

Speaker: Dr Ben Richardson (University of Warwick)

Title: Working Beyond the Border: Labour Standards and EU Trade Agreements

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 5.209

 

Speaker: Prof Michael Shackleton (University of Maastricht)

Title: Ever closer Union? Changing relations between the Commission and the European Parliament

Wednesday 4 May 2016, 14:00 @ University Place 4.213

 

2014/ 2015

Semester I

Speaker: Dr Eli Gateva (Queen Mary University, London)

Title: EU Enlargement Policy 20 Years after Copenhagen

Speaker: Dr Miguel Otero-Iglesias (Elcano Royal Institute and ESSCA)

Title: The Euro, the Dollar and the Financial Crisis

Speaker: Dr Georg Picot (The University of Manchester)

Title: Liberalisation, dualisation, or recalibration? Italian and Spanish labour market reforms under austerity

Speaker: Dr Jean-Christophe Graz (University of Lausanne)

Title: Standards in multiple authorities: revisiting the transatlantic divide

Speaker: Dr Toni Haastrup (University of Kent)

Title: Gender in Interregional Context: a different exploration of EU-Africa relations

Speaker: Dr George Christou (University of Warwick)

Title: Constructing Cyber Resilience in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Semester II

Speaker: Prof Catherine de Vries (University of Oxford)

Title: Losing the Hearts and Minds – Public Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Speaker: Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York)

Title: The Golden Dawnʼs ʽnationalist solutionʼ: Explaining the rise of the far right in Greece

Speaker: Marc Smith (Jones Kelleher & Associates)

Title: European Union Citizens or Migrants?

** co-hosted with the European Movement, Manchester Branch**

Speaker: Ingar Solty (University of York/Berlin)

Title: Questioning the Interrelations of Economic and Political Crises in the Eurozone

**co-hosted with the Global Political economy cluster**

Speaker: Gwendolyn Sasse (University of Oxford)

Title: Polish Migrants in the UK: The Determinants and Content of Social and Political Remittances

2013/ 2014

Semester I

Speaker: Dr Greig Charnock (The Univeristy of Manchester) and Dr Tom Purcell (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Title: The Limits to Capital in Spain

 

Speaker: Professor Brigitte Young (University of Münster)

Title: The Battle of Ideas in the Eurozone Crisis Management: German Ordoliberalism vs. Post-Keynesianism

 

Speaker: Dr. Bob Hancke (London School of Economics)

Title: Comparative Institutional Advantage in the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

 

Speaker: Professor Justin Greenwood (Robert Gordon University)

Title: Participation, Representation and Interest Mediation in the EU

 

Speaker:  Dr George Karyotis (University of Glasgow)

Title: The Greek Debt Crisis: Austerity Politics and the Drivers of Protest

 

Semester II

Speaker: Professor Tony Heron (University of York)

Title: Europe and the Global South in retrospect and prospect

 

Speaker: Dr Dimitris Bouris (College of Europe, Natolin)

Title: The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: state-building without a state

 

Speaker: Professor Lucia Quaglia (University of York)

Title: The Politics of Transatlantic Regulatory Disputes in Finance Before and After the Global Financial Crisis

** Event jointly hosted with The University of Manchester Global Political Economy Cluster **

 

Speaker: Dr Christopher Kitchen (University of Sheffield)

Title: An ‘Iraq Syndrome’ in UK Foreign Policy? Libya, Syria and Britain’s Continued Enthusiasm for Intervention

 

Speaker: Professor Ian Bache (University of Sheffield)

Title: The Politics of Wellbeing

 

Speaker: Professor Richard Whitman (University of Kent)

Title: Going Global or Staying Local? The European Union as a Global Security Actor

2012/ 2013

Semester I

Speaker: Evgeny Klochikhin (Manchester Business School)

Title: Russia’s Innovation Transition: still a second class actor?

 

Speaker: Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge (The University of Manchester)

Title: Social vs Global Europe in the wake of the crash: reconciling EU trade policy with the European social model

 

Speaker: Dr Rocco Bubbico (European Commission, DG Regio)

Title: A convergent Union? European regional policy between austerity and public investment

Presentation on EU Regional Policy (pdf)

Speaker: (Baron) Roger Liddle (former European adviser to Tony Blair and José Manuel Barroso)

Title: The future of British membership of the European Union

 

Speaker: Dr Lorenzo Cladi (St Bonaventure University, New York)

Title: “The rise of the European Union as a great power after the Cold War: balancing US hegemony?”

 

Semester II

Speaker: Dr Sotiris Zartaloudis (The University of Manchester)

Title: Greek politics in an era of crisis: meltdown or re-configuration?

 

Speaker: Costas Georgousis (National Film and Television School)

Title: ‘The Cleaners’: a documentary and commentary on the rise of the far right in Greece.

 

Speaker: Prof Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)

Title: ‘Britain’s European Policy: where next?’

 

Speaker: Dr Ian Bruff (Loughborough University)

Title: The Rise of Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Europe

 

Speaker:  Dr Owen Parker (University of Sheffield)

Title: Free movement for whom, where, when? – Roma EU citizens in France and Spain

2011/ 2012

Speaker: Dr Huw Macartney (The University of Manchester)

Title: Coercive Neoliberalism & the Eurozone Crisis: the new politics of European statecraft

Poster (PDF) | Report (PDF)

 

Speaker: Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (Aston University)

Title: What does it mean to ‘come to terms with the past’? The Serbian public and war crimes.

 

Speaker: Prof Sarah Green (The University of Manchester)

Title: The absent lives of undocumented dead bodies in the Aegean borderlands.

 

Speaker: Prof Andrew Russell (The University of Manchester)

Title: The Con-Lib Coalition: marriage of inconvenience?

 

Speaker: Dr Hubert Ertl (University of Oxford)

Title: The impact of the Bologna process on European higher education: reflections on developments in Germany and England.

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