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The Jean Monnet Chair

Flag of the European Union: With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Yannis Stivachtis, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, will serve as the chair for a three-year term. Stivachtis is also director of the International Studies Program and associate chair of the department.

Yannis Stivachtis
Yannis Stivachtis, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, will serve as the chair for a three-year term. Stivachtis is also director of the International Studies Program and associate chair of the department.

The Jean Monnet Chair

Jean Monnet Chairs are awarded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union's Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The recipients are recognized for their efforts to "deepen teaching in EU studies embodied in the official curriculum of a higher education institution" and are responsible for further "in-depth teaching on EU matters."

In 2020 the EACEA recognized Yannis A. Stivachtis, professor of political science, with a Jean Monnet Chair. Stivachtis' research and teaching interests include the European Union’s strategy, external relations, and interior policies; European organizations; the evolution of international society; international and world order; the study of regional international system/society in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East; and international security.

Stivachtis has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as several books. He has also presented at several national and international conferences and has given invited talks at the London School of Economics, the Bundeswehr University-Munich, the Pontifican Catholic University of Minas in Brazil, The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, the University of Virginia, Kent State University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and the University of Central Missouri.

Stivachtis also serves as associate department chair, director of the International Studies Program, and university coordinator for the Diplomacy Lab program. He currently is the editor of the Critical European Studies book series (Routledge) and co-editor of the Athens Journal for Mediterranean Studies; director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Affairs; vice-chair of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Program of the European Commission-Research Executive Agency; Advisory Board member of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, Bellevue University; and senior advisor of the Research Institute for European and American Studies.

See full CV here.

  • European Union’s strategy, external relations, and interior policies
  • European Organizations
  • International and world order
  • Regional international systems/societies (Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East)
  • International Security

 

Books

Bettina Koch and Yannis A. Stivachtis (eds.), Regional Security in the Middle East: Sectors, Variables and Issues (Bristol: e-International Relations Publishing, May 2019).

Yannis A. Stivachtis (ed.), Conflict and Diplomacy in the Middle East: External Actors and Regional Rivalries (Bristol: e-International Relations Publishing, 2018).

Hartmut Behr and Yannis A. Stivachtis (eds.), Revisiting the Idea of the European Union as Empire, Critical European Studies Series (London: Routledge, 2015).

Yannis A. Stivachtis and Mark Webber (eds.), Europe after Enlargement (London: Routledge, 2014).

 

Courses

Fall 2021

IS 1104 Introduction to European Studies

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Europe and is open to students from different majors, departments, and colleges. It explores European history, geography, politics, security, economics, culture, religions, and society. This course serves as an in-major requirement for the new multidisciplinary Major in EUropean & Transatlantic Studies and the new multidisciplinary Minor in EUropean Studies.

IS/PSCI 3804 European Integration

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to European integration. It examines the political, security, legal, economic, social and cultural integration of states in Europe (including Russia and the Eurasia region) and discusses the structure, decision-making mechanisms, policy-making processes, policies and operations of various European-based organizations, such as NATO, EU, OECD, CSTO, CIS, and EEU. This course serves as an in-major requirement for the new multidisciplinary Major in EUropean & Transatlantic Studies, the new multidisciplinary Minor in EUropean Studies, and the experiential learning Minor in European Engagement.

 

Spring 2021

IS 3116 European Security Problems

IS 3704 National Security Strategy: US-EU Comparative Strategy

IS 4024 Diplomacy and Security Seminar: Diplomacy and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Research Directed

 

 

Invited Lectures

“The English School Approach to Global Order”, The Bunderswehr
University-Munich, Munich, Germany, February 26, 2019.

“Comprehensive Security and Its Impact on Peace- and State-building”
The Bunderswehr University-Munich, Munich, Germany, February 28,
2019.