Jean Monnet Circle Seminar

The Jean Monnet Circle Seminar „European Integration and Institutional Studies“ offers a basic introduction into the social, political, cultural and economical developments of Europe – especially in the context of globalisation and the process of European integration.

The course sessions take place in a hybrid formate on Fridays from 2pm – 5:15pm at ZAK, Building . 01.87, SR B 05.26 (Rüppurrer Str. 1a, Haus B, 5. OG).

Course language will be English.

The following topics will be introduced by experts from different universities and institutes
(Winter Term 2021/22):

29.10.2021


 

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel

 

Europe Seen From Outside. Europe and Its Role in the World

  • Europe´s role as an actor in international politics
  • The specific character of Europe in comparison to other supra-national institutions and co-operations
  • International peace and conflicts

 

Abstract

   

05.11.2021


 

Dr. Ingo Bott

 

Law within the European Union; Human Rights

  • Judicial organs in the European Union
  • Normative groundwork of the European Union
  • Human Rights and European Integration

 

Abstract

 

 

12.11.2021

 

Dr. Dr. Jesús Munoz Morcillo

 

Europe and the Stars – Images, Narratives, and the Embodiment of a Cultural Vision

  • Critical awareness-raising of Europe’s cultural identity
  • Literary and visual traditions that shape the idea of Europe
  • Continuities and transformations of European Symbols

 

Abstract

   

19.11.2020


 

Prof. Dr. Monika Oberle

 

The European Union. Institutional Design, Democratic Deficit and Options of Reform

  • Competencies and legislative procedures of the EU
  • Treaty of Lisbon as an alternative to a European Constitution
  • European Commission, Council, Parliament, and Court

 

Abstract

 

 

26.11.2021

 


 

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

 

Europe meets the others – the others meet Europe 

  • Theories of identity and diversity 
  • Concepts of integration in European societies
  • Cultural pluralism and multiculturalism in Europe 

 

Abstract

   

03.12.2021


 

Julian Plottka

 

Conference for the future 

  • What are the limits and the potential of the Conference on 
    the Future of Europe? 
  • How does deliberative democracy on the supranational  work? 
  • How does deliberative democracy on the supranational work? 

 

Abstract

   

10.12.2021

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Prof. Dr. Joachim Schild

 

The Resilience of the Eurozone in Times of Crisis

  • Eurozone crisis 2010-12: management and reforms
  • How to govern the Eurozone ? Governance-models compared
  • Coping with a new challenge: the COVID-19-Pandemic

 

Abstract

 

Formal Requirements, ECTS and Academic Performance
 
  • Participation in all lectures of the Circle Seminar is obligatory.
     
  • Credits can be received through a paper which deepens the topic of one lecture (in agreement with the respective lecturer).
  • 2 ECTS credits can be acquired through active participation and preparation of the seminar.
  • 3 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 4 to 5 pages or 12.000 to 15.000 characters) elaborating on the assigned topic within 4 weeks after the respective lecture date.
  • 4 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 8 to 10 pages or 24.000 to 30.000 characters) elaborating on the assigned topic within 6 weeks after the respective lecture date.
  • 5 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 10 to 15 pages or 30.000 to 45.000 characters) elaborating on the assigned topic within 6 weeks after the respective lecture date.
  • 6 ECTS credits can be acquired through a scientific paper (of 15 to 20 pages or 45.000 to 60.000 characters) elaborating on the assigned topic within 6 weeks after the respective lecture

All abstracts and further information in the Jean Monnet Guidebook

 

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