Marie Julie Chenard is the Manager for the Dahrendorf Symposium Project at LSE. She is also the Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS.
Dr Chenard earned her PhD in International History from the LSE in 2012. Supervised by Dr N. Piers Ludlow and Professor Arne Westad, her doctoral thesis focuses on the origins of the European Community’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China in the 1970s. The work bases on multi-archival and multi-lateral research, adopting a Community-centred perspective. The sources are recently released archival sources of the EEC institutions (Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament), of the French, German and British governments, the private papers of Sir Christopher Soames and interviews with former Community officials.
Dr Chenard gained professional experiences at the Boston Consulting Group and the Delegation of the European Commission in Beijing. Previously at IDEAS she worked as Academic Officer for the Philippe Roman Chair Anne Applebaum. Dr Chenard taught HY101: The European Civil War, 1890-1990 at the LSE. She holds a MA in International History and a BA in International Relations and History from the LSE. Dr Chenard is an alumna of the United World College in Hong Kong and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
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Areas of Expertise
EEC's external relations in the 1970s
Cold War and European integration
'The European Union's Engagement with Asia', co-authored with O. Arne Westad, Global Policy, Special Dahrendorf Issue (10/2014).
'Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change - Executive Summary', co-authored with Helmut K. Anheier and O. Arne Westad, Global Policy, Special Dahrendorf Issue (10/2014).
'EPC as Sisyphus? The role of the European Political Cooperation in the European Economic Community's Opening towards the People's Republic of China, 1969-1978', in Wilfried Loth and Claudia Hiepel (eds.), Europe in a Globalizing World (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014).
'The Establishment of EC-PRC Diplomatic Relations, 1973-1975', submitted for Winand P. (ed.), The External Relations of the European Union: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Brussels: P.I.E Peter Lang).
IV. RICHIE Conference Report 12.2009, Journal of European Integration History, 29 (2009).