Master's thesis

Students of the MATA programme write a Master's Thesis (26 ECTS) on a topic related to transatlantic affairs. The thesis is co-supervised by a member of the College of Europe and a member of the Fletcher School faculty. 

The best Master’s Thesis submitted by a MATA student receives the ‘Jan Olaf Hausotter Memorial Prize for the Best Thesis in Transatlantic Affairs’. Jan Olaf HAUSOTTER was an alumnus of the College of Europe (Bertha von Suttner promotion, 2002-2003) and a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was working as a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti when he was killed during the 2010 earthquake. The prize is sponsored by his former classmates of the Bertha von Suttner promotion and handed out on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the College of Europe in Bruges.

The best theses of each year are listed below:
 

Anne-Julie REVAULT (FR ) — Alan HENRIKSON, Brian HOCKING
EU PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN THE U.S. Setting the Tone for the Future of Transatlantic Relations?
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Jérôme NICOLAÏ (FR ) — Paul Arthur BERKMAN, Simon SCHUNZ
Transatlantic and Global Science Diplomacy to Govern the Applications of CRISPR-enabled Human Gene Editing: Towards Common Interest-Building
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Juan SCHINAS (GR /ES ) — John SHATTUCK, Martin WESTLAKE
'Transatlantic brothers in arms, or in law?’ A comparative study of a legislature’s performance: the European Parliament and the US House of Representatives
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Patricia JAWOREK (DE ) — Richard SHULTZ, Tomas JERMALAVICIUS
NATO’s Strategy in a Post-INF World: A New Dual-Track Approach?
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Stefano CABRAS (IT ) — Barbara KATES-GARNICK, Christian EGENHOFER
US LNG exports and their impact on European gas market - A game changer for the Europe-Russia energy relationship?
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Alexane HERVY (FR ) — Stefan FRÖHLICH / Robert L. PFALTZGRAFF
Between Competition and Cooperation. Strategizing the EU-NATO Partnership for the 21st Century
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Hugo NUNES DA SILVA (FR ) — Ian JOHNSTONE / Charles-Michel GEURTS
United in adversity. How EU concertation could trump transatlantic cooperation in the United Nations Security Council
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Laura SCHIEMICHEN (US /DE ) — Winner of the JAN OLAF HAUSOTTER PRIZE 2017-2019 — Sieglinde GSTÖHL / John SHATTUCK
Madam Ambassador: A Statistical Comparison of Female Ambassadors Across the U.S., German, and EU Foreign Services
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Lucie DUCHATEAU (FR ) — Antje HERRBERG / Eileen BABBITT
Building Peace in Colombia. Understanding a Transatlantic Discord
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