Dimitris Bouris has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair focusing on the EU as a global actor. The Jean Monnet Chair is called ATHENA, inspired by the Greek Goddess of war and wisdom. The team of the Chair also includes political scientists Beste Isleyen and Olga Burlyuk. 'They will all work together to further promote excellence in teaching and research on the EU’s role as a Global Actor in the Department of Political Science, Faculty, University and beyond!', states Bouris.
ATHENA aims to create a spirit of interdisciplinarity amongst students, academics, stakeholders, the public and policy makers with the purpose of generating cross-cutting knowledge that will enhance their awareness of EU affairs. Specifically ATHENA will pursue three objectives:
Jean Monnet Chairs are funded by the European Commission to advance innovative teaching formats, high-level research, impactful dialogue between academia and core societal stakeholders as well as ‘knowledge and insights that can support EU policy-making and strengthen the role of the EU in a globalised world.’ The chairs are awarded to scholars with an ‘excellent profile and expertise in European Studies’ and with an ambitious agenda for innovative education, research and societal impact.
More information about the ATHENA Chair and its activities will soon be available through a dedicated website and social media.