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New Directions for the Future of the EU

Earlier this week, I spoke on a keynote panel on “New Directions for the Future of the EU" at the UACES Annual Conference in the historic city of Lille, France. I was joined on the panel—chaired by Andrew Glencross (Université Catholique de Lille)—by Amelia Hadfield (University of Surrey) and Amy... More

Research.com

I am delighted to have been ranked among Research.com‘s Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Law and Political science.  The 1st edition of the annual ranking, released on June 2, is designed to offer the academic community more visibility and exposure to the influential research contributions made by those at the forefront... More

Virtual Talk at the Federal University of Minas Gerais

On June 24, I gave a virtual talk on “Discursive Institutionalism: The Power of Ideas and Discursive Interactions in Theory and Practice” at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The event took place as part of a series of international seminars with cutting edge scholars that have contributed to the... More

A Blueprint for Equality

On June 22, 2022, I took part in a panel discussion on “EU socio-economic governance for equal society in times of crisis” at the European Trade Union Institution (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation’s (ETUC) conference A Blueprint for Equality. I was joined on the panel by Susanne Conze, Directorate-General for... More

Interview on Latvian News Channel

On Monday May 30, I was interviewed by Juris Juranus for the Latvian online news channel, TVNET/Klik.  We discussed the rise of populism, but only after a long discussion of the Ukraine war, the European Union, the possibility of a fast-tracked EU membership for Ukraine, and the difficulties of reaching... More

European Union Studies Association Award Ceremony

I was in Miami recently for the 17th Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association. I received an Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award 2019-2020 for my book, Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in Europe at the European Union Studies Association meetings, More

EU Crisis Management Event in Stockholm, Sweden

On April 29, I participated in a panel in Stockholm analyzing how the European Union has handled the crises of the 21st century. The event, which also marked the publication of a new report titled EU Crisis Management, was hosted by the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) Joining me... More

New Economics Senior Fellow at the ZOE Institute (2022-23)

I was recently asked to be a New Economics Senior Fellow at the ZOE Institute for Future-Fit Economies for 2022-23. ZOE is a research institute and think tank focused on developing solutions and initiating changes that enable a good life within planetary boundaries. They are engaging with policymakers on how to... More

Interview on South African Television

On Saturday, April 23, I was interviewed on the French elections (to be held on April 24) by the South African Television news Channel SABC for their News Program “The Globe 2020 SABC NEWS.” The main focus of the questions was what would happen were Marine Le Pen elected President... More