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Forthcoming Jean Monnet Cafes

16 Feb 2007

Informal opportunities to discuss current issues relating to the EU and Britain's engagement with it

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Cafes are open to all staff and students and follow the café scientifique model but with a different theme, namely that of providing an informal opportunity to discuss current issues relating to the European Union and Britain's engagement with it.

The Jean Monnet supports a wider range of European Studies activities across five Schools in the Faculty of Humanities as well as at Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. Full details of these activities can be obtained from:


Tuesday 27 February 2007, 6.30pm, Café Muse

Dr Ian Bache, University of Sheffield: The EU structural funds: have they promoted multi-level governance in the UK?

Ian Bache is Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is co-author of Politics in the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2006; co-editor of The Europeanization of British Politics, Palgrave, 2006; and co-editor of Multi-Level Governance, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Ian is currently writing a study of Europeanization and multi-level governance for publication by Rowman and Littlefield.


Tuesday 13 March 2007, 6.30pm, Cafe Muse

Anand Menon, University of Birmingham and Simon Bulmer, The University of Manchester: The Blair government's European policy: success or failure? - a debate

Anand Menon is Professor of Politics in the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. Anand is co-editor of European Politics, Oxford University Press, 2007; Comparative Federalism: the United States and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2007; and The Co-ordination of EU Policy-Making, Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming 2007. Anand has written on Britain's European policy and is a Special Adviser to the House of Lords EU committee.

Simon Bulmer is Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

This year there will be *free snacks* provided at Café Muse.