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The University of Washington's Center for West European Studies is a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. Founded over 25 years ago in the 1990s, the center has developed a well-earned reputation for implementing innovative teaching, outreach, and research programs in the study of Europe, the EU and and EU-US relations. The center's activities are co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
 
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A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. Each podcast features debates among experts from academia, civil society and politics on the effect of the pandemic on different scenarios for the future of the European Union. This podcast series has been made with the financial support of the European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The podcasts only reflect the views of the speakers and the Commission and the Agency cannot be held responsi ...
 
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence seeks to advance a critical debate on the new political economy of Europe. We are based at Dublin's European Institute (DEI) at University College Dublin. The DEI is the oldest and largest university centre for research on European politics in the Republic of Ireland. In this podcast we interview scholars, journalists, policymakers, and activists. Our focus is on the Centre's three key research themes: economic governance, democratic legitimacy, and prote ...
 
The podcast is focused on speaking to innovative leaders creating a better energy system. We hear stories of how technology, innovation, society and business come together to create a sustainable energy system.Dr. Michael LaBelle is an associate professor and the Jean Monnet Chair in Energy and Innovation Strategies at Central European University. He’s been blogging on the energy sector for over a decade and is now launching a podcast to examine in a new way the current energy transition.
 
Every week the Ibizan label Chronovision Ibiza will be hosting a weekly radioshow presented by their label owner JP Chronic himself with exclusive special guest mixes from the label's roster + once a month his personal selection from his playlist & the label new releases. Catch them at your favourite radio station listed below a week ahead then with tracklist on their network… Enjoy & Catch you next week for more adventures from the Islanders
 
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In light of the general elections in Germany in September 2021, the German Consulate General in San Francisco together with the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), the Center for West European Studies of the University of Washington, and the Goethe Pop Up Seattle presented the virtual transatlantic conversation "Safeguarding Democracies: Social…
 
Scott Montgomery presents his lecture "Tricky Tradeoffs between Sustainability, Energy, and Economics in the EU" on Aug. 17, 2021.This lecture was part of the 2021 EU Policy Forum for Educators--Master Teacher Workshop. More information about the workshop, as well as the visual Presentation Slides accompanying this lecture can be found here: jsis.w…
 
Dr. Niko Switek presents his lecture "The Rise of Green Parties in European and EU Politics (Especially in Germany)" on Aug. 17, 2021.This lecture was part of the 2021 EU Policy Forum for Educators--Master Teacher Workshop. More information about the workshop can be found here: jsis.washington.edu/euwesteurope/ed…or-educators-2/Niko Switek is DAAD …
 
Dr. Sarah Lohmann presents her lecture, "Balancing Green Energy, Energy Security, and Geopolitical Security" on Aug. 17, 2021. This lecture was part of the 2021 EU Policy Forum for Educators--Master Teacher Workshop. More information about the workshop, as well as the visual Presentation Slides accompanying this lecture can be found here: https://j…
 
Phillip Ayoub presents his lecture "Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo" on May 20, 2021.This lecture is part of the EU Democracy Forum, a lecture series addressing actors, institutions, and policies in the European Union and its neighborhood.Phillip M. Ayoub is Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occid…
 
Petra Ahrens presents her lecture "Gender in the European Parliament" on May 13, 2021.This lecture is part of Talking Gender in the EU, a lecture series covering gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament.Petra Ahrens is Senior Researcher in the ERC-funded research project EUGenDem at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ta…
 
Elżbieta Korolczuk presents her lecture "Anti-Gender Politics and Right Wing Populism in Poland" on April 27, 2021.This lecture is part of Talking Gender in the EU, a lecture series covering gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament.Elżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is an Associate professor in sociology working at Södertörn Univ…
 
Amy Mazur presents her lecture "Gender Parity in France" on April 22, 2021.This lecture is part of Talking Gender in the EU, a lecture series covering gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament.Amy G. Mazur is CO Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at Washington State University and an Associate Research…
 
Dr. Laura Dean presents her lecture, "Political Ethnography with a Gender Lens in the Latvian Parliament" on March 1st, 2021.This lecture is part of Talking Gender in the EU, a lecture series covering gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament. The European Union has set impressive standards on gender equality, providing…
 
Dr. Niko Switek presents his lecture, "A True Party Democracy in the EU? The Potential and Role of Transnational European Party Organizations" on Jan. 11, 2021.This lecture is part of the EU Democracy Forum, a lecture series addressing actors, institutions, and policies in the European Union and its neighborhood. The EU Democracy Forum is sponsored…
 
Dr. Joyce Mushaben presents her lecture "Women Leaders in the European COVID-19 Response" on Aug. 18, 2020.This talk is part 4 of 4 lectures from the 2020 virtual EU Policy Forum for Educators “Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment.” The EU Policy Forum for Edu…
 
Phillip Shekleton presents his lecture "Crisis and the Limits of European Solidarity" on Aug. 18, 2020.This talk is part 3 of 4 lectures from the 2020 virtual EU Policy Forum for Educators “Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment.” The EU Policy Forum for Educato…
 
Dr. Eva-Maria Maggi presents her lecture "The Role and Popular Expectations of Government in Europe" on Aug. 18, 2020.This talk is part 2 of 4 lectures from the 2020 virtual EU Policy Forum for Educators “Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment.” The EU Policy Fo…
 
Dr. Niko Switek presents his lecture "European Policy Responses to Covid-19" on Aug. 18, 2020. This talk is part 1 of 4 lectures from the 2020 virtual EU Policy Forum for Educators “Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment.” The EU Policy Forum for Educators is an…
 
Ambassador Jan Store presents his lecture, "A New Beginning for Europe? The European Union in a Time of Turbulence and Uncertainties" on Nov. 20, 2019 at the University of Washington, Seattle.This talk is hosted by the UW Department of Scandinavian Studies and co-hosted by the Jackson School of International Studies, in celebration of 25 years of E…
 
This episode’s guest is Kevin Cunningham, lecturer in politics at Technological University Dublin. Aidan Regan and him debate the ways in which different social cleavages—age, income, gender, occupation—structure voting patterns in countries like Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the US.By Aidan Regan / Kevin Cunningham
 
Aidan Regan discusses left populism and Irish politics with Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Govt and Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West. –Check out Ó Broin's latest book on public housing here: https://irishacademicpress.ie/product/home-why-public-housing-is-the-answer/ –Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/UCD_…
 
How did centre-left parties evolve throughout the Twentieth Century? Why is the present era of centre-left neoliberalism so different from postwar Keynesianism or the socialist period prior to the 1930s? And what does it mean for voters who expect social democratic parties to deliver social justice and fight economic inequality? To answer these que…
 
We are back from a Covid-induced pause! Aidan Regan talks with economist, writer, and hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan about his new book, Angrynomics (co-written with friend of the show Mark Blyth). Why do our modern economies produce so many angry people? What are the macro-drivers of public anger and the micro-stressors of private anger? Can pol…
 
The increasing references to European values in politicised debates about Europe has been a novelty during the past decade, that has now been normalised. However, what does this say about the future of Europe? Do Europeans have a common understanding of what European values mean in practice? Some governments in the EU have used the COVID-19 as a wa…
 
The loss of income that millions of Europeans are or will experience as a result of the pandemic has attracted interest to income guarantee schemes. For instance, Spain just adopted a minimal income scheme. However, differences among member states prevail as to their ability to finance these measures. In this context, a European Citizens Initiative…
 
The COVID-19 health crisis has been followed by an infodemic, in which disinformation related to the virus has spread across the world. Even though disinformation is not a new phenomenon, its volume has skyrocketed in recent years. This episode discusses first how can we explain that and why does it matter for democracy. Disinformation disrupts the…
 
COVID-19 has the potential of changing the way in which European governments and societies regard migrants, as evidenced by the initiatives adopted by some Member States on regularizing migrants’ work status and granting them access to healthcare. However, the economic impact of the pandemic may soon put migrants in the spot of xenophobic parties a…
 
This episode is about what a 'just energy transition' looks like in Romania. The EU is now putting a lot of money into it’s new Green Deal and other initiatives to support a just energy transition. Today, we are going to learn what this all means by speaking with Roxana Bucata, a Romanian journalist and a student at Central European University. She…
 
The EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy said “the EU has to learn to use the language of power” before the pandemic. It is unclear what the impact of the COVID19 will be on this ambition. If the lockdown recession relaunches the USA-China trade war the EU is likely to be unheard and strongly affected. The pandemic is also…
 
EU institutions have been trying to engage citizens in a debate on the future of Europe since Brexit. As 2020 began, EU institutions agreed to start negotiating future scenarios in May. However, the impact of the COVID19 has sent the discussion on the future of Europe entirely into the hands of states leaders and ministers. What can we contribute a…
 
Just as North-South oppositions structured the eurozone debate, most analysts expect the pandemic to deepen economic, social and political divides between Eastern and Western Europe: recovery strategies may diverge inside and outside the Eurozone, and the states of emergency and “rally round the flag” reflexes may favour power grabs by already illi…
 
The health, economic and political earthquake caused by the COVID-19 crisis has had repercussions on many levels, including the lines of conflict. To what extent the COVID-19 crisis will upset the established lines of conflict in the EU? Will the crisis lead to a new value-change that redirects from human individualism towards collectivism? The las…
 
The immediate economic effect of COVID19 is a sharp increase in unemployment rates. As a result payments for the unemployed will become a significant part of EU member states budgets. This implies risks that despite the similar impact of the pandemic not all member states will be able to support their economies and workers to the same level, result…
 
Since policymakers realised about the size of the crisis, the debate between Member States has focused on the euro-area level fiscal response, with a reflection in national debates a way we haven’t seen since the Greek crisis: is it time for debt mutualisation, an additional step of fiscal transfers? Strong disagreement remains. The role of the ECB…
 
Preview of the second episode. Europe after coronavirus, A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. An OpenEUdebate podcast produced by Agenda Pública. Stay tuned to find out more on these scenarios and visit openeudebate.eu or connect on Twitter or Facebook to follow up the debates and find out on next activities. Follow us …
 
European integration has progressed with every crisis, and yet each one raises concerns about disintegration. The coronavirus is no different: it may contribute to new EU competences in health coordination and social protection but also to the raise of anti-European forces. What has made the coronavirus crisis so fundamental for the European Union?…
 
A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. Each podcast features debates among experts from academia, civil society and politics on the effect of the pandemic on different scenarios for the future of the European Union. OpenEUdebate is Jean Monnet network co-financed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agen…
 
Sandeep Pai and Savannah Carr-Wilson set out to compare how people are dealing with the energy transition in India, Canada and Africa. They are co-authors of the book, 'Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution'. The authors travel on three continents meeting people who are work in the fossil fuel industry and those benefi…
 
During the 2020 Winter School for PhD candidates, LSE Associate Professor Jonathan Hopkin joined us to discuss his forthcoming book on anti-system politics and economic inequality in the West. Jonathan and Aidan Regan discuss whether it's cultural changes or neoliberalism that drive anti-system parties of the left and right, as well as the relation…
 
👀📺 Watch the episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKVjBSDqMB6w9Sy72gTrfaM7Mzjjknje In this episode, Prof Aidan Regan sat down with Prof Manuella Moschella to discuss her book project on the brave new world of central banking. The book argues that the financial crisis spurred central banks across the world to act irresponsibly by committ…
 
In our last 2019 episode, Aidan Regan talks to UC Berkeley's Gabriel Zucman, one of the leading experts in global tax competition (and evasion!) about tax havens, wealth inequality, and how to popularize research in economics across the U.S. and EU. More on Zucman's latest book: https://wwnorton.com/books/the-triumph-of-injustice On the New Politic…
 
Aidan Regan speaks to the Financial Times' Martin Sandbu about his forthcoming book, The Economics of Belonging. How can politicians and policymakers across address social and economic discontent? Does the European Union help them or limit their options in this context? -More information on the book: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780…
 
In the New Political Economy of Europe's seventh podcast episode, Aidan Regan talks to Pepper Culpepper from Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government about his 2012 book Quiet Politics and Business Power, as well the differences between instrumental and structural power and his Banklash project on public attitudes toward banks. More about…
 
In our sixth episode, Catherine de Vries talks with Aidan Regan about different forms of Euroscepticism across the EU: their features, origins, and the way that radical and mainstream parties cope with or employ them. Catherine visited the UCD Jean Monnet Centre on the New Political Economy of Europe as part of our seminar series. You can check fut…
 
In our fifth episode we speak with Daphne Halikiopoulou, professor of comparative politics at the University of Reading and an expert in the European far right. Does it make sense to refer to far right parties it as "populist"? Can far right leaders rely exclusively on cultural grievances in order to grow, or must they also address economic discont…
 
In our first episode, the NPEE's Aidan Regan interviews LSE Professor David Soskice to talk about his latest book, Democracy and Prosperity, cowritten with Torben Iversen. We discuss inequality, social inclusion (and exclusion), economic growth, and the rise of anti-system parties. Learn more about our project: http://www.newpoliticaleconomyeurope.…
 
In our second episode, Jorge Tamames talks to Professor David Farrell, head of UCD's School of Politics and International Relations, about his research on and Ireland's referenda and constitutional reform processes, which in recent years have become an international model for students of deliberative democracy. You can find additional information o…
 
We are back from summer! The third episode of our podcast at University College Dublin's Jean Monnet Centre on the New Political Economy of Europe comes from Providence, Rhode Island. Aidan Regan talks with Brown University's Mark Blyth about economic ideas, Thatcherism, Emmanuel Macron, class politics and the left in Europe, academic research in t…
 
On International Podcast Day, we bring you yet another interview from across the Atlantic. In our fourth episode Aidan Regan, the director of University College Dublin's Jean Monnet Centre on the New Political Economy of Europe, talks with economic historian and University of Virginia professor Herman Mark Schwartz. Aidan and Mark discuss housing f…
 
University of Washington Ph.D. Candidate Beatrice Magistro discusses populist and nationalist currents in the European Union amid contemporary globalization and migration. This presentation took place at the 2019 educator policy forum at UW and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.…
 
University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Professor Christine Ingebritsen discusses the European approaches to climate change. This presentation took place at the 2019 educator policy forum at UW and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.By Jean Monnet | Center for West European Studies UW
 
The full title of University of Washington DAAD fellow Niko Switek's lecture is "The EU after the European Elections 2019: How Strengthened Far-Right Forces, the Demise of the Spitzenkandidaten and Continuing Tensions with the US Threaten European Integration." This presentation took place at the 2019 educator policy forum at UW and was co-funded b…
 
University of Washington Lecturer Phillip Shekleton discusses Great Britain's efforts to leave the European Union. This presentation took place at the 2019 educator policy forum at UW and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.By Jean Monnet | Center for West European Studies UW
 
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