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Planned Events

The 'Jean Monnet at Lancaster' project are planning a number of events throughout 2020. On this page you'll find details about some of the events we are planning, including provisional dates and invited speakers.

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Jean Monnet Lecture - His Excellency Mr Igor Pokaz

Date: Thursday 13th February 2020

Time: There will be a wine reception from 6.30 and the lecture itself will take place from 7.00 to 8.00, this will be followed by a hot buffet meal.

Speaker: His Excellency Igor Pokaz - Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United Kingdom

Event: ‘The Croatian Presidency of the European Council 2020’

Ambassador Pokaz has been the Croatian Ambassador to Britain since 2017. Prior to this he served as both Ambassador to Russia, from 2012-2015 and Croatia’s Permanent Representative to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), from 2008-2012. 

Croatia, the EU’s newest member state, holds the rotating Presidency of the European Council - in this talk, the Croatian Ambassador to the United Kingdom will outline his government’s plans for 2020.

The lecture formally launches the ‘Jean Monnet at Lancaster’ activities, which aim to co-ordinate and promote research and teaching focusing on the European Union.   

Professor Dame Sue Black, the University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement, will introduce the Ambassador and Dr Martin Steven, Lecturer in International Relations and Jean Monnet academic co-ordinator, will also say a few words about research and teaching EU Politics at Lancaster. 

Please come along and support this event. To book your free place, please visit the evenbrite site. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Helen Caton.

Professor Antonio Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon)

Date: TBC

Speaker: Professor Antonio Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon)

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Church in Tblisi

Professor Lavinia Stan

Date: March 2020 (TBC)

Speaker: Professor Lavinia Stan (St Francis Xavier University, Canada)

Professor Peter Nedergaard

Date: April 2020 (TBC)

Speaker: Professor Peter Nedergaard (University of Copenhagen)

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