European Union Fellows

European Union Fellows are EU officials based at universities across the United States for up to one year. The Fellows conduct research, teach courses on EU themes at their host university, and give frequent outreach talks at other universities and community organizations throughout their region. The Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is honored to once again be hosting an EU Fellow.

Paola Colombo (European Commission. Head of Co-ordination Unit of the Bureau of Policy Advisors)

Paola Colombo will be an EU Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill during the 2013-2014 academic year. Permanently, she serves as the Head of the Co-ordination Unit of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) in the European Commission. Ms. Colombo joined the Commission in 1995 and spent seven years in the Directorate General for Agriculture and then in the Directorate General for Health and Consumers Protection dealing with food safety matters. In 2002 she moved to the Secretary General where she was responsible of ensuring overall coherence and quality of Community policies in the area of health and consumer protection, research and development, and life sciences and biotechnology. She also assisted and advised the Cabinet of the President of the Commission on these areas of activity. From 2066-2007, Ms. Colombo was a member of the cabinet of Commissioner Viviane Reding dealing with research and development policy, information and communication technologies for citizens and business, and emerging technologies and infrastructures. Ms. Colombo holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milano, Italy. Her research focus while at UNC-Chapel Hill is “Global Food Security: Sustainable Technology and Innovation to Mitigate the Resource Challenges.”

Colombo CV | Colombo Research Description

CES Visiting Scholars

The Center for European Studies Visiting Scholars in Residence program affords scholars at various stages in their academic career the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at UNC-Chapel Hill. This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between CES and departments with similar goals in the US and abroad. Visitors will benefit from UNC-Chapel Hill’s world class library system, working with the center’s TransAtlantic Masters students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. CES Visiting Scholars in Resident are fully integrated in the activities of the center’s activities, participating in working groups, giving guest lectures and public talks, and teaching courses, when appropriate.

Christiane Lemke (Leibniz University of Hannover)

Christiane Lemke is a professor of political science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, where she is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. Since 2010, she has also held the Max Weber Chair at New York University. Professor Lemke received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony. Professor Lemke’s academic areas of expertise include: European Politics, Democracy and Governance in the EU, Transatlantic Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory, and American Politics. She is the author/editor of numerous books and articles, including: Internationale Beziehungen: Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder, 3rd ed. (International Relations: Concepts, Theories, and Key Issues, 2012); Richtungswechsel. Politik der Obama-Administration (Change: Reform Politics of the Obama-Administration, 2011); Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (European Foreign and Security Policy, 2010), Menschenrechte und Migration (Human Rights and Migration, 2009). This fall, Professor Lemke will teach one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses: European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes (POLI 733). This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to students at UNC-Chapel Hill in the past, and we were delighted and honored to have her back again this fall.

Lemke CV

Moosung Lee (Myongji University, Seoul, Korea)

Moosung Lee is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Myongji University. Before joining the faculty of Myongji University, he taught at Handong Global University. Professor Lee’s publications include monographs on how small states affect the future development of the EU and the Korean economic system, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Among others, his work has appeared in Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Asia Europe Journal, Issues & Studies, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, and Current Politics and Economy of Europe. Professor Lee received his B.A. and M.A. from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and a second M.A. and Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Birmingham. His research focus while at UNC-Chapel Hill is “EU-Korea relations: Environmental Cooperation.”

Lee CV  |  Lee Research Description

German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Professors

DAAD professors are German academics who teach at North American universities for up to five years in a wide variety of fields such as political science, history, anthropology and philosophy. The Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is pleased to host DAAD professors on a regular basis. More about DAAD Visiting Professorships.

Holger Moroff (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Holger Moroff has been a visiting DAAD visiting assistant professor since 2008. He is affiliated with both the Center for European Studies and the Political Science Department. Prior to coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, Professor Moroff taught international and comparative politics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and was a senior research fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin. He earned an M.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master's of European Studies (M.E.S.) from the Center of European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University. In 2008, he was awarded his Ph.D. in Political Science from Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Professor Moroff’s research focuses on security theories and European integration as well as on comparative political corruption and the internationalization of anti-corruption regimes. He is the editor/co-editor or a numerous books, including: Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe: A multilevel perspective (2012), Anti-Corruption for Eastern Europe and European Soft Security Policies - The Northern Dimens

ion (2002). His current book project focuses on the culture of soft security, specifically on security governance in the EU’s neighborhood . Professor Moroff regularly teaches the undergraduate course Politics of the European Union (POLI 433). He also teaches two graduate courses geared toward students in the TransAtlantic Masters Program: The EU as a Global Actor (POLI 891) and Political corruption in Comparative and IR Perspective (POLI 871).

Moroff CV