Yannis Stivachtis, Political Science, will serve as a Jean Monnet Chair as the result of an Erasmus+ application awarded to Virginia Tech by the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA). Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialization in European Studies for professors who demonstrate excellence in the field of European Studies; they can be held by only one professor at each university whose application is selected for funding. Chairs are appointed for three years and each year must carry out at least one outreach activity in addition to teaching and research.