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Dimitris Bouris

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.

Interdisciplinarity

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:

  1. To strengthen and promote excellence in teaching and research on the EU’s role as a global actor. The Chair introduces innovations in new learning technologies and learning outputs. It will also focus on professionalization and transferability of students’ skills.
  2. To foster, expand and consolidate a broader community of scholars, stakeholders and policy-makers and generate knowledge and insights that will assist EU policy-making. Activities will include practitioners engagement events, Jean Monnet Annual Talks, workshops and conferences.
  3. To bring the EU closer to the Dutch and European public and youth. The Chair will promote active involvement of youth, students and leaders in the academic, policy and public debate. For example by introducing study trips to Brussels, EU Career Events and Simulation Games.

About the Jean Monnet Chair

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.

Dr. D. (Dimitris) Bouris

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Dr. B. (Beste) Isleyen

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Dr O. (Olga) Burlyuk

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance