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Towards a Deeper Economic and Monetary Union: The Five Presidents' Report and EU Socio-Economic Governance

Friday 21 September 2018
Diplomacy and Global Affairs Research Seminar Series 2018
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague


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About the lecture

In her lecture, Professor Amy Verdun will assess the ‘Five Presidents’ Report’ (5PR) to complete Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Contrary to what is commonly assumed, based on an historical institutionalist analysis and reflecting on earlier reports, as well as looking at Juncker’s role through a political leadership lens, Professor Verdun will argue that the 5PR serves as an important building block on the path towards deeper integration and will offer an analysis why this might be the case. She will further argue that Report builds on the work of the Four Presidents’ Report and the entrepreneurship of its authors, in particular, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

The paper can be accessed here.

About the speaker

Dr Amy Verdun is Professor in European Politics and Political Economy. She joined Leiden University in July 2018. Prior to that, she was at the Department of Political Science of the University of Victoria (UVic), BC Canada where she was Full Professor since 2005.

At UVic she served as the Founder and Director of the European Studies Program (1997-2005); Graduate Advisor (2007-2009); and as Chair (Head) of the Department (2010-2013). Her research deals with European integration, governance and policy-making, political economy, as well as comparisons between the EU and Canada. She was the recipient of the 2009 Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research of the University of Victoria and in 2017 the prestigious Lansdowne Distinguished Fellow award and the European Community Studies-Association Canada teaching award, 2018.

From 2010-2017 she was co-editor (with Michelle Cini) of the JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. To date, she has published 20 books, more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Her most recent book is a co-edited student textbook (with Achim Hurrelmann and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly): European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective (University of Toronto Press, March 2018).

About the seminars

Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar Series is a series launched by the Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. The seminars of internationally acknowledged guest researchers and faculty members deal with current research topics in diplomacy, international relations, global affairs, and political economy broadly conceived and target a broad audience through their interdisciplinary focus.

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