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Europe and the World


Dr Karolina Pomorska has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair “EU and the World” for three years (2018-2021). Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors, awarded by the European Commission in a highly competitive peer-reviewed process.

Before coming to Leiden in 2017, Karolina worked at Maastricht University and University of Cambridge (2012-2014). She also held visiting or associate positions at Pembroke College and Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC and at the Centre for International Studies in Warsaw. She frequently engages with a wide range of audiences and delivers trainings to diplomats and officials.

Dr Pomorska will engage in teaching activities at Leiden University that are focused on the European Union Politics and EU Foreign Policy. Dr Pomorska will also conduct research focused on the socialization processes in European Foreign Policy and contestation of the norms in the Council of the EU, the role of Visegrad states in the EU’s external relations and a comparison between the European Monetary Union and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

The Chair will host several events’ series, including a Jean Monnet EU Studies Research Seminar held on regular basis, an Annual Jean Monnet Lecture, Monnet Roundtables with practitioners, as well as career events for students. in its final year, the Chair will host an international conference to mark ten years of the joint European diplomacy and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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