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Professor Christian Lequesne departs from the EI
The first LSE-Sciences Po Alliance Professor, Christian Lequesne,
leaves LSE and the EI at the end of August after two successful
years. Funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the role
aims to further develop the successful working relationship between
the two institutions. He has been central to developing the
successful Franco-British Europe Dialogues lecture series sponsored
by the French Embassy in London and to the launch of the joint
masters Double Degree in European Studies with Sciences Po, with the
European Institute receiving its first cohort of students this
October. Professor Lequesne is returning to Paris to become the
Director of CERI, Sciences Po. We wish him all the best in his new
role. We also look forward to continuing to work with him on a
number of projects and to him regularly returning to London! The
next LSE-Sciences Po Alliance Professor is
Mendras. She will be based in the Government Department from 1
October. Read Prof Lequesne's Briefing interview
EI staff member awarded
Chevalier de la Legion d' honneur
Maurice Fraser, Senior
Teaching Fellow within the European Institute, has been awarded the
Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur. This world-renowned Order
is the highest decoration in France and has been awarded to Maurice
for services to France and to Europe. He will collect the award at
an Autumn ceremony at the French Ambassador's residence.
EI doctoral students present paper
On 16 July, Alison Johnston and Costanza Rodriguez d’Acri, both
research students at the European Institute, and
Dr Waltraud Schelkle presented a paper on ‘Coordinated wage
adjustment in EMU: Is there a large-small divide?’ at the research
workshop ‘Labour Markets and EMU’ which took place at the European
Trade Union Institute in Brussels.
Professor Iain Begg also presented a paper on four case
studies- the UK, France, Germany and Sweden.
for Professor Iain Begg
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has commissioned
Professor Iain Begg to produce
an expert study on how a refocused EU budget could support and
accelerate the process of the shift to a low carbon economy.
EI doctoral student gives a lecture at the College of Europe
On 17 July, Sotirios Zartaloudis, a PhD student at the European
Institute, gave a lecture at the College of Europe in Bruges titled
"Employment and Social Policy in the European Union". The lecture
was part of the 15th Intensive Seminar on the EU and focused on
three main topics: the historical development of the EU's social and
employment policy; the types of EU social and employment policy; and
their implications on national social and employment policy.
Sotirios would like to thank the Seminar's organisers and the
College of Europe for the invitation and the very stimulating
Appointments and Departures
Professor Christian Lequesne leaves the EI
at the end of August and returns to Sciences
More information on EI staff.
Professor Iain Begg has written
a chapter entitled ‘Governance for sustainable development’ which
appeared in a volume edited by Christophe Degryse and Philippe
Pochet entitled Social Developments in the European Union and
was published by the ETUI-REHS.
There are currently no events scheduled for August.
More information on LSE Public Lectures and
Members of the Institute's academic staff
travel worldwide to take part in conferences,
and retreats. Some of this month's highlights
are listed below.
Professor Nicholas Barr
will be speaking at
the World Demographic Association's 4th World Ageing and Generations
Congress 2008, in St Gallen 28-30 August.
Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
will present two papers
at the 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association in
Liverpool between 27–31 August.
His papers are on “Spatial disparities in Bulgaria” and
”Endogenous Weight Matrices in Spatial Economic Analysis”.
EI in the News
Professor Willem Buiter:
The rescue of Fannie and Freddie by Hankie and Feddie (Financial
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