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The Team

Director

Profile pictureDr Julie Smith

Julie Smith is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Robinson College, where she is a Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Politics. She was Deputy Director of the Centre of International Studies in Cambridge for five years until the Centre’s merger with Politics in 2009. Julie also served as Head of the European Programme at Chatham House from 1999 until 2003.

Julie's research and publications focus on a wide range of European issues, including: elections to the European Parliament, institutional reform, EU enlargement, and the UK's relations within the EU, including bilateral and trilateral. She is responsible for the Cambridge part of the EU-funded INCOOP project on inter- and intra-institutional cooperation within the Union and part of the MERCURY network. She is currently working on British political parties and Europe.

 

Deputy Director

Profile pictureDr Geoffrey Edwards

Geoffrey Edwards is Senior Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies and Emeritus Reader in European Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He gained his PhD from the London School of Economics. He held research posts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a number of other institutions, including the Federal Trust and Chatham House.

Since moving to Cambridge, he has particularly involved in graduate teaching both at the Master’s and PhD levels. His particular research interests are the EU's foreign, security and defence policies as well as the EU’s institutional development.

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'The EU in international security and cooperation after Brexit' with Karen E. Smith and Richard Whitman

Nov 30, 2018

Finishing the year with another highlight, the European Centre invites you to a debate with Prof Karen E. Smith (LSE) and Prof Richard Whitman (University of Kent) on Friday, 14 December, at 3pm. Together with our very own Geoffrey Edwards, they will discuss the future of EU-UK relations in international security and cooperation after Brexit. The event will take place in room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road. All welcome.

'Why should One care about European Elections in the post-Brexit European Union?' by Donatella M. Viola (University of Calabria)

Nov 28, 2018

Join us for your next European Centre event on Thursday, 29 November 2018, at 1pm. Donatella M. Viola (University of Calabria) will speak on 'Why should One care about European Elections in the post-Brexit European Union?' The event will be held in Room S2 in the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Talk: 'Facing the Pressures of Internationalisation and Securitisation: National Governments as the Weaker Actors?' by Tomas Weiss (Charles University Prague)

Oct 30, 2018

You are warmly invited to the next European Seminar, which will be held in Room S2 in the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, at 5pm on Thursday 1st November. Dr Tomáš Weiss (Charles University Prague) will speak on ‘Facing the Pressures of Internationalisation and Securitisation: National Governments as the Weaker Actors?’

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