Reporter 432, 1 March 1999

University at centre of Europe

A major new University centre to promote European studies is being opened with a public lecture by a leading Harvard Law School professor next week.

Professor Joseph Weiler will give the inaugural lecture at the launching of the Jean Monnet centre of excellence, one of a limited number to be established in the UK.

Former French politician Jean Monnet was a "founding father" of the European Union and the new centre will promote the study of European law, politics, economics and history.

The launch of the centre coincides with the first meeting of the Jean Monnet regional postgraduate forum in European studies. Postgraduate students from across the North of England, and from as far as Scotland will discuss representation, participation and democracy in the EU.

The lecture, discussing European governance by committee, takes place at 5.30pm on March 9 in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre. For more information contact Professor Jo Shaw on ext 5065.

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