Karolina Pomorska awarded Jean Monnet Chair
Political scientist Karolina Pomorska (Institute of Political Science, Leiden University) has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair. The aim of her chair, entitled ‘The EU and the World’, is to promote and strengthen teaching and research in European Studies in Leiden and in The Hague.
Teaching, research and outreach activities
In her new role as a Jean Monnet Chair, Karolina Pomorska will engage in teaching, research and outreach activities related to European Foreign Policy and the European Union’s global role.
A challenged Union
The EU is facing multiple security crises at its doorstep, both in the East and the South. At the same time, the transatlantic relationship has entered into a new phase and Brexit is about to take place. The EU is looking for ways to shore up its resilience, to provide security to its citizens and to make sure it remains a global player. This involves creating synergies between multiple policies such as security, foreign policy, development, trade, migration but also environmental policies or public health.
The Jean Monnet Chair has been designed to address some of these challenges in a threefold manner: by teaching at the Institute of Political Science both in Leiden and in The Hague; by conducting a cutting-edge research and inspiring a young generation of researchers; and by outreach activities, in particular aimed at civil society, teachers at compulsory education, policy-makers and general public.
Jean Monnet Chairs are awarded by the European Commission in the framework of the Jean Monnet Program through global competition and a peer-review process. This year, three Chairs were awarded to academics based in the Netherlands.