The Center for European Studies Faculty Advisory Board is chaired by Center Director John Stephens and is comprised of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and administrators from across College of Arts & Sciences and the Professional Schools as well as the University Library System.

John D StpehensDirector John Stephens
John D. Stephens is the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Center for European Studies. His main interests are comparative politics with a specialization in comparative social policy. Professor Stephens received his BA (1970) from Harvard University and his PhD (1976) from Yale University. He is the author of The Transition from Capitalism to Socialism (1979). He is also the co-author of Democratic Socialism in Jamaica (with Evelyne Huber, 1986); Capitalist Development and Democracy (with Evelyne Huber and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, 1992), recipient of the Outstanding Book Award 1991-92 from the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association; and Development and Crisis of the Welfare State (with Evelyne Huber, 2001), awarded Best Book on Political Economy published in 2001 from the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association. Professor Stephens’ latest co-authored book with Evelyne Huber, Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (2012), is a study of social policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Iberia. The scholarly contribution recently won the Best Book Award from the Political Economy of the World System Section of the American Sociological Association and the Best Book Award from the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association. Professor Stephens teaches courses on European politics and the political economy of advanced industrial societies.

3211 FedEx Global Education Center, CB#3449, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-4634
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EKatie Lindnerxecutive Director Katie Lindner
Katie Lindner joined us in 2015 from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she spent many years managing and organizing programs including TAM, Euromasters, German-Turkish Masters as well as the international doctoral program at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. She focused on such aspects as program development, student and career services, international recruitment, and collaboration with international partners. Katie has a BA in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MA in Trans-Atlantic Studies (TAM Program) from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Before moving to Berlin, she worked at the International Visitors Council in RTP, which is where she discovered her love of organizing programs and international education. In 2015, she moved back to Chapel Hill with her husband and three children after sixteen years in Berlin, and has been enjoying the North Carolina sunshine immensely.

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Samuel Amago
Professor of Spanish, Associate Chair
Department of Romance Languages
318 Dey Hall, CB #3170, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-3889
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Chad Bryant
Associate Professor
Department of History
468 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3195, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Douglas A. Elvers
Adjunct Professor of Operations
UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business
4214 McColl Building, CB# 3490, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-3196
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Liesbet Hooghe
W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
369 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3265, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 843-6164
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Klaus Larres
Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor
Department of History
416 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3195, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-8079
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Federico Luisetti
Professor of Italian Studies
Department of Romance Studies
Dey Hall, CB# 3170, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-1563
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Rahsaan Maxwell
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
322 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3265, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-0440
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Layna Mosley
Professor
Department of Political Science
258 Hamilton Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-0416
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Richard E. Myers II
Henry Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law
School of Law
5130 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, CB# 3380, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-8115
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Francois Nielsen
Professor
UNC Department of Sociology
163 Hamilton Hall, CB #3210, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-5064
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John Pickles
Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor
Department of Geography
206 Saunders, CB# 3220, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-3919
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Susan Dabney Pennybacker 
Chalmers W. Poston Distinguished Professor of European History
Department of History
507 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3195, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-2925
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Donald Searing
Burton Craige Professor
Department of Political Science
319 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3265, UNC-Chapel Hill
Office Phone: (919) 962-0443
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