The Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) is delighted to host the launch of its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE), which is taking place on Thursday 12th October 2017, at Aston University. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ACE has, since its launch, focused on offering relevant research into a wide range of European questions, forging strong collaboration between scholars, policy-makers and the wider community. We are honoured to have been designated a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence by the European Commission – in this part of our work, we will focus on the topic of European integration and disintegration. The centre will host cutting-edge research but will also be a forum for debate between academics, students, policy-makers and wider civil society in a wide range of policy areas.
This launch event marks the start of this important and timely project. We will hear from leading scholars and practitioners, and then see some photographic insights into one of the great current crises faced in Europe.
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence launch programme
Aston University, Birmingham
Thursday 12th October 2017
Stafford Room 2, Aston University Main Building
4.00 – 4.05pm: Welcome
Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico (Senior Lecturer, Aston University)
4.05pm-4.45pm: Keynote speech by Dr Anneliese Dodds, MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
Introduction of the keynote speaker by Dr Andrew Glencross (Senior Lecturer, Aston University)
‘Financial and economic governance post-brexit: achieving stability and social justice in challenging times’
4.45pm- 6pm: Roundtable
‘Between integration and chaos? Rethinking the future of the European Union’.
- Professor Dora Kostakopoulou, Professor of EU Law, European Integration and Public Policy, University of Warwick
- Dr Johannes Lindner, Head of Division, EU Institutions and Fora Division, European Central Bank ·
- Professor Mike Smith, Professor in European Politics, University of Warwick
- Dr Anneliese Dodds, MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury
- Dr Tim Haughton, Reader in European Politics, University of Birmingham
Chair: Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico (Senior Lecturer, Aston University) 6pm: Showcasing our research and wine reception
Photo exhibition of fieldwork ‘Borders, Europe, Crisis: a visual journey through migrant routes in Greece and Serbia’ (please see attached poster for further details)
Presented by Dr Amanda Russell Beattie, Dr Gemma Bird, Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik, and Dr Patrycja Rozbicka (Aston Centre for Europe).
For catering purposes, we would kindly ask you to confirm your presence via the following e-mail: Europe@aston.ac.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to this event.