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Jean Monnet Lecture Series, October 2019: Prof Desmond Dinan "The EU's Changing Institutional Architecture: The Rise of the European Council & European Parliament" Wed. 23 Oct

10 Oct 2019

Department of Government and Politics is delighted to present UCC Jean Monnet Lecture Series:


"The EU's Changing Institutional Architecture: The Rise of the European Council & the European Parliament"

Professor Desmond Dinan

George Mason University, Virginia

3-4pm, Wednesday 23 October 2019



As the Brexit negotiations lurch on and an extension looks likely, the European Union is moving on from the recent European Parliament elections. Led by a new team, the EU is working on other non-Brexit priorities as it considers the future of Europe. The first UCC Jean Monnet Lecture of the 2019/2020 academic year will be delivered by one of the world’s leading European Studies scholars, Professor Desmond Dinan whose lecture will include a discussion of current EU institutional changes including the von der Leyen Commission; the newly-elected European Parliament; and the new European Council President.

Desmond Dinan is a Professor of Public Policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair. Professor Dinan researches and writes on European Union history, governance and institutions; and teaches courses on the European Union, European politics, and European security. His numerous publications include co-editor of The European Union in Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and author of Europe Recast: A History of European Union (2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and Ever Closer Union (4th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Professor Dinan has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in both Bruges (Belgium) and Natolin (Poland); and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2018, he was the inaugural Visiting Fellow at the European Parliamentary Research Service in Brussels. Professor Dinan received his PhD in Modern European History at University College Cork (1985).


This lecture series is supported by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet programme.



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