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 ONLINE on Fridays from 2pm – 5:15pm.

Course language will be English.

The following topics will be introduced by experts from different universities and institutes
(Winter Term 2020/21):

30.10.2020


 

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

   

06.11.2020


 

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

   

13.11.202020

 

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

   

20.11.2020


 

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

 

Identity and Diversity. Unity in Diversity as a European Vision

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

Abstract

   

27.11.2020


 

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

   

04.12.2020


 

Julian Plottka

 

The Conference on the Future of Europe in New Times of Crisis

  • European crises and political responses
  • EuropeanValues and debates on their enforcement
  • The EU Parliament’s idea of the ‘Convention on the Future of Europe'

Abstract

   

11.12.2020


 

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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