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Careers in the academic and non-academic job markets in Europe: Learning from EUI Alumni

The next event with EUI Alumni on academic careers will be organised in December 2017.

Alumni event


Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Time: 9.00 – 12.30 
  • Place: Sala degli Anelli 1st floor - Villa Salviati
  • Panel speakers: EUI Alumni

With a contribution from the EUI Alumni Association

The Panel discussion will allow researchers at the EUI to learn from the work and career experience of EUI Alumni from across the EUI disciplines who have advanced their career in an academic or non-academic job market across Europe. The discussion will be followed by individual drop-in sessions to allow participants to get information and advice for their personal career planning.


09.00 – 10.30 Panel discussion

10.30 – 10.45 The EUI Academic Careers Observatory (Karin Tilmans and Francesca Grassini –Max Weber Programme)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Individual meetings of alumni and researchers


  • Despina Chatzivassiliou (Lawyer) Head of the Political Affairs and Democracy Department (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe)
  • Serena Ferente (Historian) Senior Lecturer in Medieval European History (King's College London), London, UK
  • Sacha Garben (Lawyer) Professor of EU Law at the Legal Studies Department (College of Europe), Bruges, Belgium, on leave from European Commission, EU
  • Arnout Mertens (Historian), International Director of Philanthropy and Development (Jesuit Refugee Service), Rome, Italy
  • Nikolas M. Rajkovic (Lawyer) Professor and Chair of International Law (Tilburg University), Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Carsten Q. Schneider (Social and Political Scientist) Professor and Head of the Political Science Department (Central European University), Budapest, Hungary)
  • Anna Sobczak (Social and Political Scientist) Policy Officer (European Commission), EU
  • Francisco Torres (Economist) Visiting Senior Fellow in European Political Economy (European Institute, London School of Economics), London, UK

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