The European Union and the Challenges of Globalizing Politics and Economics

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JMU_MWP7th JMU-MWP Symposium

11 April 2014, 9.00-18.15, MWP Common Room, Badia Fiesolana

The EUI’s Max Weber Programme and the James Madison University’s M.A. programme in European Union Policy Studies present their 7th Joint Graduate Symposium. The symposium aims to establish a platform for JMU’s MA students to present their work and ideas about the EU in the professional setting of an academic conference. The papers discuss the various policies adopted by the European Union, with an eye toward scrutinizing their effectiveness and analyzing their impact.  Overall, they seek to promote better understanding of the ever-evolving EU system of governance.

As two institutions promoting academic excellence, the EUI and JMU will grant an award for the best paper produced for the conference. The award will be given to the paper after its final submission, following the comments of the discussants and the Q&A session at the symposium, and further elaboration in agreement with the JMU professors. The scientific committee is comprised of JMU Professors Besir Ceka, Evangelia Koundouraki, Tamara Popic and Chiara Steindler. The award will be announced at the JMU Commencement Ceremony on June 20.

The Graduate Symposium is just one of several events created by the active collaboration between the EUI and JMU. The two institutions engage in a number of other cooperative endeavors throughout the year. If you would like to be informed about joint projects, to propose events, or to join existing collaborations between the EUI and JMU, please contact the Max Weber Programme’s Academic Coordinator, Karin Tilmans ([email protected]) or the EUPS Academic Coordinator, Caterina Paolucci ([email protected]).

Programme (PDF)