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Venue:Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay


Uncertain Destinations: The European Union at 60
EUSA Fifteenth Biennial Conference | May 4-6, 2017 | Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome, regional integration has profoundly transformed the economies, polities and societies of Europe. Although the European Union is more central than ever to the domestic life of its member states, it has never appeared so fragile. President Jean-Claude Juncker described his tenure as the European Commission’s “last chance,” faced with the “polycrisis” of a dysfunctional Eurozone, a catastrophic refugee conundrum, the unpicking of the Schengen area, and the rise of nationalist movements. In the era of the “constraining dissensus,” no one is indifferent to the EU.

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The European Union Studies Association Fifteenth Biennial Conference will take place at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay - 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132 - from May 4 to 6, 2017.

Featured events at the EUSA Conference

Thursday May 4

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Plenary
Roundtable – The Eurozone and the crisis of legitimacy


  • Erik Jones (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Vivien Schmidt (Boston University)
  • Kate McNamara (Georgetown University)
  • Waltraud Schelkle (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Matthias Matthijs (Johns Hopkins University)

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Public Plenary
Jonathan Faull (European Commission): "The EU After Brexit"

Friday May 5

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Plenary Roundtable - Brexit


  • Anand Menon (Kings College London)
  • Chris Bickerton (Cambridge University)
  • Alasdair Young (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Dan Kelemen (Rutgers University)
  • Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford)

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. JCMS Sponsored Lecture
James Caporaso-Europe’s Triple Crisis

Saturday May 6

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Plenary
Panel in Honor of Lifetime Achievement in European Studies Award Recipient George Ross
"Is There a Way Forward for the EU and EU Studies?"

Chair: Frédéric Merand (University of Montreal)


  • Alberta Sbragia (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Sabine Saurugger (Sciences Po Grenoble)
  • Jonathan Faull (European Commission)
  • Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Plenary Panel
Theorizing the EU in the Age of Nationalism


  • Luuk van Middelaar (Leiden University)
  • Rebecca Adler-Nissen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Adrian Favell (University of Leeds)
  • Juan Diez Medrano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Ruud Koopmans (Berlin Social Science Center)

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Plenary Panel
The Transatlantic Relationship in Troubled Times

Chair: Alasdair Young (Georgia Tech)


  • Rachel Epstein (University of Denver)
  • Abraham Newman (Georgetown University)
  • Michael H. Smith (University of Warwick)
  • Ben Tonra (University College Dublin


The EUSA Fifteenth Biennal Conference is organized by the European Union Studies Association.

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the European & Eurasian Studies Program are co-sponsoring the event.
ImageCo-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union and the EU Delegation in the US

With support from the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh