The European Institute is internationally renowned for the multidisciplinary study of European politics, economics and societies. We have academic staff drawn from politics, law, economics, international relations, anthropology, geography, history, philosophy and social policy.
The European Institute comprises four externally-endowed chairs: the Eleftherios Venizelos Chair in Contemporary Greek Studies (Prof Featherstone); the John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy (Prof De Grauwe); the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions (Prof Hobolt); and the Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies (Dr Özyürek).
We currently have an Academician of the Learned Society for Social Sciences (Prof Featherstone) and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Prof Fraser). Prof Featherstone was bestowed Commander, Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic, for his contribution to improving the understanding of Greece abroad. Prof Fraser was made Chevalier de la Légion d' honneur for services to intellectual and academic ties between Britain and France.
The Institute welcomes distinguished visitors from around the world. In recent years we have had visiting professors or fellows from Arena, Harvard, Potsdam, Oxford and Hertie as well as the European Parliament, the BBC and distinguished think-tanks such as the Centre for European Policy Studies, Policy Network, Centre for European Reform and Breughel.
Our Professional Services team are highly skilled and always on hand to support academic staff and students alike.
Our research students study a broad range of subjects under the umbrella of the European Institute. The global reach of this research is matched by the diverse origins of our students, who come from all over the world to become part of the international community here at LSE.