EI Academics' Success in 2019 Awards at LSE
For the LSE Class Teacher of the Year Awards 2019, Dr Miriam Sorace won the award for excellence in Student Learning Development; Dr Chrysoula Papalexatou was highly commended for Student Support, and Dr Cristobal Garibay-Petersen highly commended for Inspiring Teaching.
For the 2019 Student-led LSE Awards, the following EI academics were highly commended: Dr Abby Innes for Mentoring and Personal Development, and Dr Spyros Economides & Dr Eiko Thielemann (Government and European Institute) for Inspirational Teaching.
European Institute Highly Commended for Departmental Excellence
The European Institute had been Highly Commended in Departmental Excellence. This award is for departments who are:
· Brilliantly organised and have great administrative support.
· Engage and interact effectively, fostering a great departmental community.
· Listen and act upon student feedback.
· Have excellent welfare and pastoral support services.
· Put diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything they do.
Martin Westlake's Contributions
Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, delivered a short paper on the subject of 'possible EU party political systems' in the European Parliament, Brussels, on the occasion of the launch of the book 'The European Parliament in Times of EU Crisis' (ed. Olivier Costa) on 2 April. He also acted as discussant and chaired a panel on 'Theorizing (Dis)Integration' at a workshop on 'Theories of European Integration' at the Free University of Brussels (4 April).
Professor Nicholas Barr's Interview
Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, featured in an interview published as ‘LatAm’s 2 Main Pension Challenges’, The Pension Problem, BNAmericas Intelligence Series, Banking, April 2019, pp. 6-8.
EI Academics Professor Kevin Featherstone, Dr Spyros Economides and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis at conference in the US
On 12 April Professor Kevin Featherstone, Dr Spyros Economides and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis participated in the 'Greece and the Euro - From Crisis to Recovery' conference at Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachussetts, on 12 April. The occasion was organised by Professor George Alogoskoufis and Professor Kevin Featherstone. Our academics presented papers on political, historical and cultural overviews; Euro-area governance and Greece; Greece's foreign relations after the crisis; and the labor market and the problem of unemployement in Greece.
9 May Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, and Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observator, will contribute to the panel on economic governance during the outreach event of the Dahrendorf Forum at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.
10 May Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, will deliver a presentation on 'How to build an inclusive and sustainable finance?', at the “Future of Europe”, Maleki Academy, London School of Economics.
13-14 May Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, will deliver a presentation at the Jean Monnet Network on ‘The Politics of the European Semester: EU Coordination and Domestic Political Institutions (EUROSEM)’, during the first project workshop held at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CLSBE), Centre for Applied Studies, Lisbon.
16 May Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, will speak at the conference organised by the Polish government to mark 15 years of EU Membership on "Economic dimension of Poland’s membership in the EU" in Brussels.
22 May Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, will be giving Keynote lecture on ‘Funding Longevity’ at a Conference on the Future of Ageing: Nobel Prize Dialogue, Fundacion Ramón Areces, Madrid.