Guest-lecture by Mr. Gilles Grin on “The Building of Europe: History and Current Challenges

May 10, 2017 to May 10, 2017 18:00 - 20:00

Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with European Studies Master Program, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia kindly invites you to a guest-lecture “The Building of Europe: History and Current Challenges” by Mr. Gilles Grin, PhD in International Relations. Director of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, Switzerland.


The guest-lecture will take place on May 10, 2017, at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia  (Aspazijas boulevard 5), Room 322 at 18:00.

The guest-lectures will be held in English followed by Q&A session and discussion.

The guest-lecture will consider the motivations of the European integration process from a historical and current perspective. It will also deal with questions such as sovereignty, the EU decision-making process, democracy, crises and revivals, the connexion between globalisation and Europeanisation, Brexit, and some future prospects.

Dr. Gilles Grin has been the Director of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe in Lausanne (Switzerland) since 2012. Furthermore, he is a lecturer at the University of Lausanne. With degrees from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne, Yale University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), he holds a doctorate in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and is the author of a book on the internal market of the European Union as well as of several other publications. In 2015, Dr. Gilles Grin became Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Association for Foreign Policy (SGA – ASPE).  Please see more about the guest-lecturer at http://jean-monnet.ch/en/director-of-the-foundation/. Please see more about the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland: http://jean-monnet.ch/en/.

The guest-lecture is organized by the European Studies Master Program of the University of Latvia and doctoral school “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with within a cycle of guest-lectures on the topics of European Integration and Baltic Sea Region legal, social, economic and geo-political development trends.

N.B.! Please register for the guest-lecture at http://ej.uz/DSguestlecture10May2017

About the Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)”

The Doctoral School is an institution within University of Latvia launched to support young scholars during their research training. The School carries out activities related to the international dimension of the doctoral degree and enhances the degree’s competitiveness in the job market, which would in turn enhance the graduates’ personal and professional career.  Special attention is given to the integration among the Baltic States within the EU, as well as regional cooperation and development around the Baltic Sea. More information: http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/doctoral/doctoral-schools/balticsearegion/

About the European Studies Master Programme

The inter-disciplinary academic master degree programme European Studies offers students to study European economic, political and legal matters, to acquire a deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. It allows specialisation in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions and external relations. The programme provides studies in international environment of wide linguistic and cultural diversity. High level national and international academics and EU practitioners with extensive experience in the relevant areas from Latvia, the EU institutions, partner universities in Europe and overseas comprise the teaching staff of the programme. More information: http://www.lu.lv/cets/masterstudies/about/

About the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics

FBME is the largest faculty at the University of Latvia with more than 2000 students. In the academic year 2016/2017 646 new students have enrolled. Faculty offers higher education based on nowadays practical situations; students not only receive academic knowledge but also can start their business ideas in Business Incubator of the University of Latvia already starting from the first study year. Here (Business Incubator of the University of Latvia) all students receive free of charge consultations as well as support from mentors, field professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. During the study process the faculty also organizes guest lectures with different field professionals, visits to enterprises, internships and other forms of cooperation with local and international companies. More information: http://www.bvef.lu.lv/eng/

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