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Current Visiting Scholars

Christoffer Green-Pedersen Christoffer Green-Pedersen (University of Aarhus)

The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Christoffer Green-Pedersen as a visiting scholar at the Center for two months in Spring 2012.

Christoffer Green-Pedersen received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, where he has been a professor in the Political Science department since 2000. Designated as a "Young Elite Researcher" by the Danish Social Science Research Council, Green-Pedersen has written numerous articles on competition between political parties, comparative policy analysis, and welfare states, and in 2002 published The Politics of Justification: Party Competition and Welfare-State Retrenchment in Denmark and the Netherlands from 1982 to 1988. He has held visiting scholar posts at the University of Washington and the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in 2006 was awarded both "Teacher of the Year" and "Researcher of the Year" distinctions from his home department at the University of Aarhus.

Our graduate students in political science and in the TransAtlantic Masters program will benefit from his unique European perspective regarding agenda-setting behavior in the EU.

Christoffer's CV

Christiane Lemke Christiane Lemke (Leibniz University)

Christiane Lemke is a Professor of Political Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. She will hold the Max Weber Chair at New York University 2010-11 and 2011-12. Professor Lemke received her PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-CH, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony.

Her academic areas of expertise include: European Politics: Governance in the European Union; Democracy and Citizenship; Gender Mainstreaming; EU-Enlargement; Politics in East Central Europe; Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the US; Political Culture; US-elections; and Comparative Politics and Political Theory: Welfare States and Social Policy; Civil Society and Minority Rights; Gender and Politics. She just completed a book focused on Barack Obama and edited a book on EU foreign and security policy. She will teach one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses - POLI 733: European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes. This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to TAM students at UNC in the past, and we were delighted and very honored to have her back again this fall.

Holger Moroff Holger Moroff (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Holger Moroff as our new DAAD professor at Carolina, appointed in 2008. He is affiliated with both the Center for European Studies and the Political Science Department. Prof. Moroff has taught international and comparative politics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena since 2002. Before that he was a research fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin for one year. Prof. Moroff earned his BA in Economics, History and American Studies in 1995 from the University of Bochum. In 1997 he received an MA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Prof. Moroff earned a Master's of European Studies (M.E.S.) in 2000 from the Center of European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University. In 2008, he was awarded his PhD in Political Science from Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His dissertation focused on conceptions of security in EU external relations. Professor Moroff is fluent in German, English, and Spanish. He also speaks French and Russian.

During the fall semester, Professor Moroff teaches POLI 433: Politics of the European Union, and one TAM class – POLI 891: The EU as a Global Actor. The TAM seminar focuses on the EU's external relations and foreign policies. The EU is not a classical actor in international relations, as it enjoys more decision making powers than an international organization and less than a unitary state. However, these powers vary according to the degree of integration in different policy fields. TAM students look at a diverse set of EU external policies ranging from trade and soft security issues to diplomatic and military developments as well as US-EU relations.

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