Fulbright-Schuman Chair in US-EU Relations

Professor Marco RIMANELLI of St. Leo University (Florida, US) has been named the 2013-2014 Fulbright Schuman Chair in US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges. Professor Rimanelli obtained his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University before joining St. Leo University in 1993, where he is Professor in International Studies and had served as Director of the International Studies BA Programme. He has authored 7 books and numerous articles. Professor Rimanelli will teach the optional course "EU-US Relations, Transatlantic Security and Global Partnerships" in the European Political and Administrative Studies programme as well as the compact seminar “EU-NATO Relations: Politics, Security and European Identity” in the EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies programme.

Every other year (in rotation with the European University Institute in Florence), the Fulbright Schuman Programme funds the Chair in US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges. This ten-month fellowship allows the grantee to pursue independent research in one semester. In the other semester, he/she will lead a course in the framework of a Master's programme to a very select and international group of postgraduate students. This course will help promote the students' understanding of relations between the US and the EU. Grantees may also be asked to provide thesis advising and participate in conferences. On European affairs, the College library is among the best available.

Strong applicants include current professors of EU studies or related academic fields such as political science, international relations, law, economics, and public policy. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. and have several years of teaching experience. French is desirable, but not required. Among the previous Chairholders are Professors John McCORMICK, Alan HENRIKSON, Wayne THOMPSON, David L. CLEETON and Glenda ROSENTHAL. 

Further details are available on www.fulbrightschuman.eu/grants-for-us-citizens/grants-for-university-lecturing

Questions can be directed to Michele CHANG.

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