The European Politics Workshop is a forum for informal discussion among graduate students and faculty members. It usually meets once per month and serves as a forum for scholars interested or working in the area of European politics - broadly conceived - to receive comments and feedback on work in progress, such as research proposals, conference and working papers, and dissertation drafts.
The European Politics Workshop (EPW) would like to invite graduate and PhD students from the humanities as well as the social sciences to join our monthly workshop meetings in North Hall. The EPW is an excellent venue to get to know others working on European or European Union issues at the UW. We offer participants the opportunity to present current work in a low-stress, constructive forum during our monthly meetings; in addition, our mailing list provides information about conferences and funding opportunities that might be interest to those studying Europe.
If you are interested in joining the EPW or would like to learn more, please contact Sanja Badanjak (email@example.com).
February 4th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Social Sciences Building, Room 8417
European Politics Workshop and European Union Center of Excellence event
Presenter: Dr. Michael Kaeding
Topic: "EU 2020: A Blueprint for Europe's Long-Term Recovery?"
Abstract: The argument will be as follows: if the internal market is to be deepened and reinforced, as recently argued by Mario Monti, the EU 2020 Strategy needs to differ from the Lisbon Strategy. Informed by the strengths and weaknesses of EU policy coordination under the Lisbon Strategy, this contribution draws some lessons and identifies design principles in order to increase the chances of success. In combination with the two newly created actors under the Lisbon Treaty, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the President of the European Council, the Lisbon Strategy design flaws of EU policy coordination are likely to be solved and will bring Europe closer to its long-term recovery.
Bio: Michael Kaeding is Lecturer in the ‘European Decision-Making’ Unit at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Maastricht. He trains European and national civil servants since 2007 and co-coordinates the multidisciplinary Master in European Public Affairs (EPA). Michael is a graduate from the University of Konstanz and Leiden University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2007 and conducted postdoctoral studies at the Department of Tax Law and Economics. Meanwhile, he has been consultant for the EU institutions, various national ministries and EUPAN, and gained practical work experience with the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, D.C., the Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Michael is part of the editorial team of the Journal of European Integration and has written articles and books on topics such as the micromanagement of the European Parliament, coalition formation in the Council of Ministers, the co-decision procedure, comitology, EU agencies, European social dialogue, and the transposition of EU legislation across Member States. Currently, Michael is a Fulbright scholar with the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Political Science/La Follette). Sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence.
October 7th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, North Hall, Room 211
Presenter: Nils Ringe
Topic: "Beyond Cheap Talk and Free Lunch: The Social and Political Power of Intergroups in the European Parliament"
October 21st, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, North Hall, Room 211
Presenter: Jess Clayton
Topic: "Invitation to the Table? The formalization of the relationship between IOs and NGOs."
November 4th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, South Hall, Room 304
Presenter: Marko Grdesic
Topic: "Informational filtering, protest waves and time series analysis:
The case of Yugoslavia in the late 1980s"
November 18th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, North Hall, Room 211
Presenter: Mert Kartal
December 2nd, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, North Hall, Room 211
Presenter: Inken von Borzyskowski
The Fall 2009 schedule is still being finalized. If you are interested in presenting papers you are working on, please contact Jess Clayton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 10th, 4 - 5 pm, Social Sciences, Room 5231
Presenter: Jess Clayton
Topic: "The Effects of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on European Monetary Union"
November 18th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, North Hall, Room 211
Presenter: Eulali Puig
Topic: Journalistic Norms in the EU and US
November (date/time TBA)
Presenter: Melanie Getreuer
December (date/time TBA)
Presenter: Evgeny Finkel
Topic: "Red Army Criminals, Waffen-SS Heroes: History, Politics and Identity in New Europe"