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Distinguished Lectures (unpublished)

  • Speech by Karel De Gucht, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered on the occasion of his visit on 17 May 2007. 'Towards a union that is fit for the global era'
  • Speech by Odile Quintin, Director General for Education and Culture, European Commission, on the occasion of the launch on the Max Weber Programme, 4 October 2006
  • Speech by Karel De Gucht, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered in the framework of the 2006 Summer School of the Academy of European Law
  • Speech by Jorge Sampaio,  President of Portugal, on European integration, on the occasion of the 2005 Degree Conferring Ceremony
  • Speech by Ján Figel', Commissioner for Education, Culture, and Multilingualism,  on the Future of Universities in Europe. Press release summary
  • Speech by Sue Harrison, from the UK Department of Trade and Industry and representative of the UK Presidency of the Council of the European Union, delivered on the occasion of the EU 4th Annual Meeting of the Energy Law and Regulation Workshop

On 27 October 2004, two of the three leaders of the Convention, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Giuliano Amato, discussed the Constitutional Treaty in the light of their experience and of the ongoing debate. Two journalists from Le Figaro (Baudouin Bollaert) and the Financial Times (Tony Barber) participated in the Round Table on the Constitutional Treaty - Download the video of the roundtable 

Jean Monnet Lectures (1977-2006)

"Allow me to explain to you in a few words why we have given this annual lecture the name of Jean Monnet (...) There are very few men of whom you can say, 'without him the European Community would not have existed'. It can be said of Jean Monnet - and that is why we are so pleased that he has agreed to the lectures being given his name. (...)

Allow me simply to express my profoundest admiration for the great statesman, who was a great statesman without ever forming part of a government, for that French peasant who is the first honorary citizen of Europe, for that man of action who was always guided in his action by a deep wisdom and by that rare kind of intelligence that is always able to select the essential, for that man with an iron will and an unflagging tenacity who is at the same time a great-hearted man, a man who has made all who have had the privilege to know him not only his admirers but also his friends.

It is to mark our deep gratitude and admiration for the man and his work that we are pleased and proud that he has kindly agreed to having this annual lecture series bear his name."

Max Kohnstamm
President of the European University Institute
(From his introduction to the first Jean Monnet Lecture)

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