Alumni round-up

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AlumniAlumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni since the last issue, organised by matriculation year.


Richard Bellamy (SPS 1980) is a fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK). He will return to the EUI on 1 May 2014 as Director of the Max Weber Programme.


Patrick Del Duca (LAW 1981-1985) has been appointed a member of the American Bar Association’s Latin America Law Initiative Council for the 2013-2014 bar year. He is also Division Chair of the Business Law II Division and Co-Chair of the Europe Committee for the American Bar Association.   He has been selected for inclusion in the 2010-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.


John Loughlin (SPS 1982-1985), Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the Chaire Ganshof van der Meersch at the Université Libre de Bruxelles for the academic year 2013-2014. The Chair was created by the Fondation Wiener-Anspach to promote collaboration between the ULB and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Professor Loughlin will carry out research on religion and politics and on European federalism. His Routledge Handbook on Regionalism and Federalism (edited with John Kincaid and Wilfried Swenden) has just been published.

Nanette Neuwahl (LAW 1982-1988) has been appointed Director of Studies in the European Interdisciplinary Studies Department (Natolin (Warsaw) Campus). Nanette is also a regular researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Droit Public and Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, Canada, and President of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.


Susanne Roggenbuck Nikoltchev (LLM 1988-89) has been appointed Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory (an enlarged partial agreement of the Council of Europe).


Arco Timmermans (SPS 1989-1996) has been appointed Professor of Public Affairs at Campus The Hague, Leiden University, as of 1 September.  His research focuses on investigate the playing field of interest representation and lobbying in the Netherlands, in a comparative perspective.


Patricia Allerston  (HEC 1990 – 1996) reports that she has left her post as Head of Education at the National Galleries of Scotland (2005-2013) to become Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Scottish National Gallery, as of June 2013.


Ben Crum (SPS 1993-1997) announces that he has just published a volume with John Erik Fossum entitled Practices of Inter-Parliamentary Coordination in International Politics. The European Union and Beyond. (ECPR Press, 2013)


Jocelyn Evans (SPS 1994-1998) announces that she has been appointed to a Chair in Politics at the University of Leeds.


Roland Erne (SPS 1998-2004) has been invited to spend the academic year 2013/2014 as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


Paul Blokker (SPS 1999-2004) announces the recent publication of his volume New Democracies in Crisis? A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia (Routledge, 2013)


Ingela Naumann (SPS 2000-2006), Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Edinburgh University, has been awarded membership of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

Markus Petsche (LAW 2000-2004) writes to let us know that he has been appointed as Associate Professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He will take up his position on 1 January 2014.


Lorena Ruano (JMF-RSCAS 2001-2002) was appointed Director of the International Studies Department at CIDE, Mexico City on 15 April 2013.


Rafael Leal-Arcas (LAW 2002-2008) has been promoted to Reader in law at Queen Mary University of London.


Fabio Ghironi (RSCAS 2003-2004) has recently been appointed the Castor Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA).


Bart van Vooren (LAW 2004-2010) writes to tell us that as of 1 September, he has joined the EU Regulatory & International Trade department of ALTIUS Brussels.  He will be a Senior Associate in the firm, responsible for all aspects of EU external relations law.  He maintains an appointment as Associate Professor of EU law (part time) at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law.


Michael J. Geary (HEC 2005-2009) was recently awarded a residential fellowship at the Institute for European Global Studies/Europainstitut at the University of Basel, Switzerland beginning May 2014.


Lehte Roots (LAW 2006-2010) has been appointed associate professor in Tallinn Law School of Tallinn University of Technology. She will start on 1 September.


Charlotte Beaucillon (LAW 2007-2012) has been elected Maitre de Conférences in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.  She started her new role at the beginning of September.


Dean Vuletic (MWP/HEC 2010-2012) has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship for the University of Vienna to work on the project “Eurovision: A History of Europe through Popular Music”. His projects starts in September 2013 and will run through August 2015.


Tina Freyburg (MWP 2011-2012) will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in September 2013. She maintains her affiliation as Research Associate at the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich (CH). She also reports that she and her co-author Solveig Richter have received the 2012 prize for ‘Most downloaded article not in a special issue’ from the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) for their 2010 article “National identity matters: the limited impact of EU political conditionality on the Western Balkans”(1:2, 263-281).