Brussels School of International Studies

Jean Monnet Chair


With the Support of the LLP Programme of the European Union

Dr Tom Casier holds a Jean Monnet Chair funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union (2012-2015). The Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in European integration studies. It is a holistic grant recognising the chair holder’s expertise in the field.

The project is centred around the issue of Europe and global change and seeks to stimulate and disseminate multi-disciplinary knowledge to an international audience of both students and practitioners, contributing to a better understanding of Europe’s changing international position and major challenges ahead.

The following teaching activities and events are organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair:
• MA course: Europe and Global Change
• MA course: EU Politics and Governance
• Methodology training in European Studies
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• Joint PhD workshops on EU external relations with the University of Ghent
-Programme 25 February 2013
-Programme 12 September 2013
-Programme 26 June 2014
-PhD Workshop 25 September 2014
-PhD Workshop 10 June 2015
• Reflection and debating forum on EU strategic diplomacy
-Jean Monnet lectures 2012-2013
-Jean Monnet lectures 2013-2014
-Jean Monnet lectures 2014-2015

A blog has been set up in the framework of the Chair: GEC debating forum:

As Jean Monnet Chair Tom Casier has commented regularly in the media on EU-Russia relations and Ukraine. He has also been invited to share his views with policy-makers. Find more details on media and policy advice below.


Podcasts of Jean Monnet lectures are available here:

  • 12 February 2014: 'EU-Russia Relations after the Summit', View lecture online
  • 19 March 2014: ' European Foreign Economic Policy and Trade Agreements'. View lecture online
  • 11 March 2015: Sir David Warren. Tensions in the China/Japan relationship: why does this matter to Europe? View lecture online
  • 2 April 2015: Dr Neil Melvin - 'The Conflicts of Ukraine and the Caucasus: An Emerging Regional War in Russia'. View lecture online






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Last Updated: 16/11/2015