September 28, 2015 - Lecture

Jean Monnet Chair | Launching

The Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Montreal is designed as a place to learn and exchange on Europe. It will encourage the teaching and the study of the European Union at the UdeM, engage students in research on European issues and make the results available to the general public. In practical terms, the Chair offers classes and public conferences on Europe. Part of the project will also be a virtual platform,, which welcomes contributions both from students and from researchers.

Jean Monnet Chairs are financed by the European Commission. They are assigned to professors who distinguish themselves with their research in European studies and an innovative pedagogical approach in teaching Europe.

The chair holder, Laurie Beaudonnet, is assistant professor in political science at the University of Montreal. She is specialized in the study of political behaviors in the European Union; her current research focuses on the evolution of support for Europe under the current economic crisis on the one hand, and on attitudes towards Roma minorities in Europe on the other.

The activities of the project will be presented in more details by Laurie Beaudonnet at the Launching conference on September 28th. Jean Quatremer, journalist at Libération and specialist of European issues, will give a talk entitled: “La déconstruction européenne?”.

More information can be found here.

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