1st Phd Cyprus Spring School 2007 Greece

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The Department of European Studies & International Relations & The Research Center Intercollege with the support of The Jean Monnet Programme, European Commission, Brussels in collaboration with The ECPR Standing Group on the European Union (SGEU) organize 1st Cyprus Spring School on the European Union on:

Understanding, Interpreting and Evaluating the European Union in 2007

A spring school for PhD Students, and advanced Masters students, from 15 to 22 April 2007 in Nicosia (Cyprus).

ACADEMIC DIRECTORS: Professor Andreas THEOPHANOUS, Dr Stelios STAVRIDIS

ADMINISTRATOR: Mr. Kyriakos  Ε. GEORGIOU

Course Rationale and Objectives:

As a new member state, Cyprus is making an effort to embed European values on the Island. Academic institutions have a key role to play in the formation, education, and information of Cypriot and other citizens. The island of Cyprus is geographically situated at the crossroads of cultures, continents and civilizations. It can therefore help project EU values abroad, and it can in practical terms organize events that facilitate and disseminate expert knowledge of how the EU works.

The 2007 meeting will consist of 12 sessions combining 5 expert-led seminars, with 20 PhD presentations, and 2 roundtables (language: English).

The CALL FOR PAPERS is now close. Doctoral students (and exceptionally well-advanced Masters students who are already researching their dissertation topic) are invited to send an abstract (max. 400 words) of their proposed paper presentation, together with up to two reference letters in a joint email to the Spring School Co-Directors, Prof Andreas Theophanous and Dr Stelios Stavridis by 15 January 2007:

theophanous.a@intercollege.ac.cy AND s.stavridis-alumni@lse.ac.uk.

Their research topics on EU matters must be directly relevant to at least one of the five expert seminars on: (1) integration, constitutionalization, Europeanisation; (2) internal and external aspects of economics and financial issues (including the single currency); (3) citizenship, democracy and the role of the sub-national regions; (4) EU enlargement and European identity; (5) foreign, security and defence.

A decision will be taken by 5 February 2007 and a written paper will be required by all selected students by 31 March 2007 (with no exceptions, this is a mandatory requirement). There are up to 20 places allocated for this event.

Students will have their accommodation and meals covered by Intercollege, thanks partly to a grant from The Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission (Brussels). The students will have to organize their own travel arrangements but they must note that their presence is compulsory throughout the Spring School’s duration, and that they therefore commit themselves to: arrival on 15 April 2007  and departure on 22 April 2007.

The longer term objective of this advanced research spring school is that it will be the first of a series to be organized on a yearly (or bi-yearly) basis in order to promote high quality academic research on the EU. Its short-term objectives are:

* to bring together academics and advanced doctoral students to work intensively on their respective research interests;

* to set up an informal network of experts and experts-to-be;

* to disseminate their findings through papers and publications, including via the website of the Research Center –Intercollege;

* to produce a joint publication at the end of this spring school, with a selected number of contributions to be considered for publication in The Cyprus Review, the in-house journal, or in other learned journals. There will also be a translation of the book into Greek and Turkish, the two official languages of the Republic of Cyprus.

Nicosia is connected through two international airports, Larnaca and Paphos, and there are direct daily flights from a number of European cities including from London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome and Athens. It takes about 45’-60’ to reach Nicosia by road.

 

Draft Programme:

Sunday 15.04: arrival and welcome dinner

Monday 16.04:

09:00 13:30  SESSION 1: INTEGRATION, CONSTITUTIONALIZATION AND EUROPEANISATION

09:00 – 11:00  Professor Carlos Closa, Professor of Political Science, Universidad de Zaragoza & Director of Research, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales, Madrid. His most recent publications include La europeización del sistema politico español (editor), Tecnos, Madrid, 2003.

11:00 –11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Professor Sergio Fabbrini, Director, School of International Studies University of Trento, Italy. His most recent publications include L’America e i suoi critici, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005 (recipient of the “XII European Amalfi Prize for the Social Sciences”).

13:30 – 15:00  Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30  SESSION  2: PhD STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS (4)

16:30 –17:00  Coffee Break

 Tuesday 17.04:

 09:00 13.30 SESSION  3: THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS OF

                      EUROPEAN ECONOMICS: THE EURO, AND THE LISBON AGENDA

                      ON EUROPE’S COMPETITIVENESS

 09:00 – 11:30  Professor Amy Verdun, Professor in the Department of Political Science & Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies University of Victoria,  British Columbia, Canada. Also President of the International Political Science Association/IPSA Research Committee 3 on European Unification. Her most recent publications include The Political Economy of European Integration: Theory and Analysis (edited with Erik Jones), Routledge, London/New York, 2005.

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30  Professor Andreas Theophanous, Professor of Political Economy & Head of  the Department of European Studies and International Relations, and  Chairman of the BOD of the Research Center – Intercollege, Nicosia. His most recent publication include Accession to the Euro-zone and the reunification of the Cyprus economy (edited with Yiannis Tirkides), in press.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30   SESSION  4: PhD STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS (4)

16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break

Wednesday 18.04:

09:00 – 13:30  SESSION 5 : CITIZENSHIP, DEMOCRACY AND THE ROLE OF THE REGIONS

09:00 –11:00  Professor Ioannis Papadopoulos, Professeur de politique Suisse-politiques publiques, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques et Internationales, Université de Lausanne. His most recent publications include Governance and Democracy. Comparing National, European and International Experiences (edited with Arthur Benz), Routledge, London, 2006

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 –13:30  Dr Romain Pasquier, Chargé de recherche CNRS, CRAPE/ Centre de  Recherches sur l’Action Politique en Europe, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques/IEP de Rennes, Université de Rennes. His most recent publications include La capacité politique des régions, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2004.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30   SESSION  6: PhD STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS (4)

16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break

19:00 21:00  SESSION 7 : OPEN* ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

INTERNAL COHESION AND CONVERGENCE  IN THE EU

[* denotes open to other students and the general public]

CHAIR: Prof Andreas Theophanous, Intercollege

– Prof Michael Attalides, Rector, Intercollege

Kyriacos Triantaphyllides (AKEL), MEP and former Director General of the Cypriot Ministry of Interior

Themis Themistocleous, Director, European Commission Office, Nicosia

Dr. Rolf Kaiser, Ambassador of  Germany in Nicosia (holding the Presidency of the Council in the first semester of 2007)

Thursday 19.04:

09:00 13:30  SESSION  8: EU ENLARGEMENT AND EUROPEAN IDENTITY

09:00 – 11:00 Professor Dr Hubert Isak, Head, Institute for European Law, University of Graz. His most recent publications include: Die Binnenverwirklichung von Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in der erweiterten Europäischen Union, Beitrag zur Jahrestagung 2004 des Arbeitskreises Europäische Integration in Berlin zum Thema „Die Rolle der erweiterten Europäischen Union in der Welt“ (2006).

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Dr Aylin Güney, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Her most recent publications include ‘Turkey’s EU Candidacy and Civil-Military Relations: Challenges and Prospects’, Armed Forces & Society, Vol. 31, No. 3, 439-462 (2005).

13:30 –15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 18:30   SESSION  9: PhD STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS (4)

Friday 20.04:

09:00 13:30  SESSION  10: FOREIGN, SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICIES

9:00 – 11:00    Professor Christopher Hill, Director of the Centre for International Studies & Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, Cambridge University. His most recent publications include International Relations and the EU (edited with  Michael Smith), Palgrave, London, 2005.

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30  Dr Stelios Stavridis, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens & Senior Fellow, Research Center, Intercollege, Nicosia. His most recent publications include ‘Failing – again – to bridge the democratic accountability gap in the CFSP/ESDP: a critical assessment of the new European Constitutional Treaty arrangements’ (with Anna Vallianatou), The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 8, Spring 2005, pp 97-108.

13:30 –15:00   Lunch Break

15:00 -18:30    SESSION 11: PhD STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS (4)

19:00 21:00  SESSION  12- CLOSING SESSION: OPEN* ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

CYPRUS, THE EU AND REGIONAL COOPERATION (INCL. THE MIDDLE EAST)

[* denotes open to other students and the general public]

CHAIR: Dr Stelios Stavridis, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens &

Senior Fellow, Research Center, Intercollege, Nicosia

Ioannis Kasoulides (DISY), MEP and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus

Ali Birand, CNN-Turk, Turkey (TBC)

Prof Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Dr Traugott Schoefthaler, Executive Director of Anna Lindh Cultural Foundation, Alexandria (TBC)

Saturday 21.04:

Excursion to the Mount Troodos and the Akama Peninsula with lunch and Dinner in Paphos; Return to Nicosia late at night.

Sunday 22.04:

Departure