Alberto Alemanno is an academic, civic advocate and public interest lawyer. He’s currently the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris and Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law in Paris. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, Alberto pioneered innovative, gamified forms of civic engagement and activism in the transnational space via his civic start up The Good Lobby.
Armin von Bogdandy
Armin von Bogdandy is director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg as well as Professor for Public Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He has been President of the OECD Nuclear Energy Tribunal, member of the German Science Council and Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and held positions at NYU, the Xiamen Academy of International Law and the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, amongst others.
Daphne Büllesbach is the Executive Director at European Alternatives and a member of the Transnational Board. She coordinates and oversees the annual events of EA, the Transeuropa Festival and the Campus of European Alternatives, alternating each year. In 2012 she founded the Berlin office after having been an activist with EA for a couple of years.
Professor of Political Economy
Stefan Collignon is a political economist, professor and author with a focus on the economic governance of the EU. While having taught at the University of Hamburg, SciencePo Paris and Lille, College of Europe Bruges, FU Berlin, Harvard, LSE, and now being professor at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa as well as International Chief Economist of the Centro Europa Ricerche in Rome, he has also previously worked for the German Ministry of Finance and Association for the Monetary Union of Europe.
Our Advisory Council
We proudly present our Advisory Council, that will officially be launched at our F(EU)TURE FESTIVAL in March 2019. Our Council Members have contributed to the European project over the past years in diverse ways. The Strategic Committee will advise the Lab on its operational agenda, media and outreach, on its cultural work as much as on advocacy and fundraising activities.
The Academic Committee will provide guidance for the Lab in the setup and framing of its research activities with respect to European Republicanism in political thought and its academic articulations, research on civil society and civic participation as well as modern European regional studies.
Erik Oddvar Eriksen
Professor of Political Science
Erik Oddvar Eriksen is the Director of the ARENA Centre for European Studies, editorial board member of multiple scientific journals and a Professor of Political Science with a focus on political theory, public policy and European integration. He has previously been a professor at the University of Tromsø, the University of Bergen, the Centre of Professional Studies and the University College of Oslo and is currently at the University of Aalborg.
Timothy Garton Ash
Professor of European Studies
Timothy Garton Ash is a Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford as well as fellow at the St Antony’s College and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. As historian, his main interests are modern and contemporary history of Central and Eastern Europe, the EU’s relationships with partners as well as communism. He has also authored multiple books and regularly writes articles for the Guardian and other publications.
Journalist and Creator
Tilo Jung is a journalist and chief editor of the political webshow “Jung & Naiv”. Even before starting studies in Business Administration and Law, he worked as a freelance reporter for the regional newspaper. He then moved on to working for the radio and finally founding his own political talk show, which aims to make an accessible contribution under the headline “Politics for the Indifferent” by inviting interesting politicians, journalists and other well-renowned commentators. His current focus is regular press conferences of the German government.
Ivan Krastev is a political scientist who works as chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the IWM Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna after having had held fellowships in Oxford, Washington D.C., Budapest, Berlin and NYU. He is a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of trustees of the International Crisis Group and the advisory board of Open Society Foundations, the Center for European Policy Analysis and the European Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, he has written for The New York Times as well as authored multiple books and essays.
Robert Menasse is a novelist and political-journalistic essayist. Having studied philosophy, political science and German studies in Salzburg, Vienna and Messina, his work mainly deals with European institutions, the idea of a Europe of Regions, Austrian history and the role of underdogs in society and literature. Before returning to Vienna in 1988, he taught as a guest lecturer at the University of São Paulo. He has also been honoured with various prizes.
Professor of Political Science
Jürgen Neyer is a Professor of Political Science with a focus on the institutional order of the EU, International Relations and Global Governance. He taught and researched at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Bremen, FU Berlin, LMU Munich, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and UC Berkeley.
Sławomir Sierakowski is a sociologist and political commentator who works as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw, President of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association and fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, Harvard, Yale and Princeton. He has written on Polish and European politics for The New York Times, the Guardian and other well-known journals such as Le Monde and Haaretz. He founded the Krytyka Polityczna, a magazine and movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists in Eastern Europe.
Assistant Professor of European Integration
Senka Neuman-Stanivukovic is Assistant Professor of European Integration at the University of Groningen. Her research interests include European multiplicity, contested territorialities in EU accession, protests and popular uprising in South-East Europe as well as theorizing (dis-)integration and citizenship. Besides research and teaching, she sits on the Programme Board of the Erasmus Mundus Euroculture Programme and contributes to the Colours of a Journey Collective.
Emilia Pasquier works as a foreign, economic and cultural policy consultant of the Swiss President Alain Berset. Previously, she was the Managing Director of the foreign policy think tank foraus as well as Deputy Secretary General for the UN Global Compact Switzerland and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce. Having studied political and economic philosophy, she also joined the Année Politique Suisse as a researcher and author, and is a board member of the Swiss Society for Foreign Policy and the European Forum Alpbach.
Wolfgang Petzold is the deputy director for communications of the EU’s Committee of the Regions. He has previously worked for the European Commission’s Regional Policy and Employment and Social Affairs Directorate-Generals and is also an occasional researcher and part-time lecturer at the University of Osnabrück.
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
Saskia Sassen is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University with a focus on the role of inequality, gendering and digitalization with respect to cities, immigration and states in the world economy. She has authored numerous books and contributions to the world’s biggest newspapers, directed several large-scale research projects, served scientific juries and various boards and received various grants, prizes and over ten doctor honoris causa.
Journalist and Novelist
Elke Schmitter is an author and journalist who has led the German newspaper “taz.die tageszeitung” and written for “Die Zeit”, “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and “Der Spiegel”. Having studies philosophy in Munich, she has also published various collection of lyrics as well as novels which have been translated into 12 languages.
Milo Rau is a theatre director, journalist, essayist and lecturer. Having studied sociology, German and Roman studies in Paris, Berlin and Zurich, he has published over 50 plays, films, books and actions since 2002, which have been shown at various major international festivals. He is the founder of the “International Institute of Political Murder”, a political theatre focussing on multimedia treatment of historical and sociopolitical conflicts such as those concerning the former Romanian dictatorship or the genocide in Rwanda.
David van Reybrouck
Journalist and Author
David van Reybrouck is a cultural historian, archaeologist, journalist, dramatist and author.