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Join us for a panel discussion on the European Union with Professors Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks and John D. Stephens.

Liesbet Hooghe is the the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was educated in Belgium and received my PhD. from the University of Leuven. After a one-year Fulbright at Cornell University and a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, Professor Hooghe joined the political science department at the University of Toronto. She moved to the University of North Carolina in 2000. Between 2004 and 2016, she also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU University Amsterdam.

Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Prize) for his contributions to political science and he was the recipient of a €2.5 million Advanced European Research Council grant (2010-2015). He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and served as Director until 2006. Marks has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the VU University Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, McMaster University, the University of Twente, and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Professor Marks is a Recurring Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

John D. Stephens, Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology; Director, Center for European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, and Trans-Atlantic Masters program; received his B.A. (1970) from Harvard University and his Ph.D. (1976) from Yale University. His main interests are comparative politics and political economy, with area foci on Europe, the Antipodes, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He teaches European politics and the political economy of advanced industrial societies.

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