Vivien A. Schmidt

Picture of Vivien Ann SchmidtVivien A. Schmidt
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
154 Bay State Rd.
Room 303
(617) 358-0192
(617) 358-0190 fax

Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration; Director of the Center for the Study of Europe; Professor of International Relations and Political Science.  (BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago)

Specialization:  European Political Economy, European Integration, European Politics, France.

Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, and Founding Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe.  She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, her BA from Bryn Mawr College, and also attended Sciences Po, Paris.  Recent honors, awards, and fellowships include an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), the Belgian Franqui Interuniversity Chair, and a Visiting Professorship at the Free University of Berlin.

Schmidt has published widely on European political economy, institutions, and democracy, with ten books, over 100 scholarly journal articles or chapters in books, and numerous policy briefs and comments, most recently on the Eurozone crisis.  She has been a visiting professor or scholar at Sciences Po in Paris, Free University of Berlin, LUISS in Rome, Free University of Brussels, European University Institute, Oxford, Cambridge, and Copenhagen Business School, and is past head of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). Recent books include: Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (co-edited, 2013), Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union (co-edited, 2011), Democracy in Europe (2006), and The Futures of European Capitalism (2002).

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Professor Schmidt teaches the following courses:

Topics in European Politics and Culture (IR 452/PO 584)

European Integration (IR 550/PO 535)

Social Europe: Identity, Citizenship, & the Welfare State (IR 551/PO 536)

Globalization & Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations (IR 596/PO 529)

The Political Economy of the European Community (IR 760/PO 756)