Professor Jörg Monar was Rector of the College of Europe (Bruges/Natolin, Warsaw campuses) from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2020. His former positions include Director of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe (2008-2013), Professor of Contemporary European Studies and Co-Director of the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), EU Marie Curie Chair of Excellence and Director of the SECURINT project on EU internal security governance at the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg (France), Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for European Politics and Institutions at the University of Leicester (UK), and Director for the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Bonn (Germany).
In addition to his research and teaching functions Professor Monar also held consultancy assignments with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Planning Staff of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR, The Hague), the German Bundestag, the French Commissariat général au Plan (Paris) and the British House of Lords and House of Commons (London). He has also been elected a Fellow at the Royal Historical Society (London).
Professor Monar holds a Ph.D. in Modern History (University of Munich, 1989) and in Political and Social Sciences (European University Institute, 1991). He is the author of over 200 articles and books on the political and institutional development of the EU, EU justice and home affairs and EU external relations. He is also a founding editor of the European Foreign Affairs Review.