Professor Schmidt presented a visionary op-ed on EU economic governance. Advocating a shift to strategic investment, she emphasized a permanent debt facility, decentralized European Semester, and EU-level solidarity to address challenges. Her thought-provoking insights were detailed in the revised policy brief, published in the Social Europe journal.
On July 2, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, was quoted in a Bloomberg news article about French President Emmanuel Macron’s role in the latest round of protests in France, with the latest spark being the point-blank shooting of a French teenager by police….
On August 8, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was quoted in a US News and World Report article on rising anti-immigration sentiment and subsequent political gridlock. The article discusses rising tensions in Europe…
On July 24, 2023, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, published a policy brief article entitled “Making EU Economic Governance Fit for Purpose: Investing in the Future and Reforming the Fiscal Rules While Decentralizing and Democratizing” in an EconPol journal for CESifo Network. The policy brief…
In an interview with Candian television network CHCH-DT, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed on French President Emmanuel Macron’s stance on the ongoing pension reform protests. Schmidt gave an overview of Macron’s position…
At a conference co-hosted by the ZOE Institute for Future-Fit Economies and European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, discussed the challenges of populism to social policy while…
Professor Schmidt reflects on the social sentiment that has sparked France’s pension reform protests, addresses the issues of wealth gaps and inequality, and describes the political implications of approval or rejection of the proposal for the Macron government.
Professor Schmidt joined fellow experts in discussing the future of the European Union, which Shmidt suggests depends on which of three ‘big’ ideas becomes dominant.
Professor Schmidt discussed the philosophical foundations of “Discursive Institutionalism,” the many different methodologies it encompasses, and the nature of ideational and discursive power, plus considered different examples of its application to political economy and democracy.
Professor Schmidt’s presentation explored the impact of the COVID-19 recovery strategy on the potential reorientation of European Union economic governance and whether this leaves room to maneuver and implement progressive social reforms as well as increase the democratic legitimacy of the EU (in contrast to the Eurozone Crisis of 2011)
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In her featured remarks, Professor Schmidt discussed the complications related to the EU’s ‘actorness’ in the global arena, the question of EU legitimacy, and the major challenges facing the EU today.
In her interview, Professor Schmidt discusses the rise of populism, the Ukraine war, the EU and the possibility of Ukraine getting a fast-tracked membership, and more.
In order to meet its current challenges – the green transition, the digital transformation, addressing socio-economic inequalities, and the Ukraine crisis – Professor Schmidt argues that the EU should not go back to Eurozone crisis management rules.
Professor Schmidt discusses what a Marine Le Pen presidency would look like and addressed questions on what she would do in France and in Europe as well as the implications for the rest of the globe, Africa in particular.
Professor Schmidt joined Herman van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council (2009-2014), to discuss the clash of ‘big ideas’ – neo-liberalism, populism, and progressivism – the critical elections in France that occurred on April 24, 2022, and their potential impact on Europe.
Professor Schmidt discussed discourse analysis in the context of her analytic framework of “discursive institutionalism,” which focuses on the substantive content of ideas and the interactive processes of discourse in an institutional contex.
Professor Schmidt mentioned that Marine Le Pen’s election could pose danger for the European Union (EU) as well as for France.
During their discussion, Dalibor Rohac and Professor Vivien Schmidt analyzed the war in Ukraine and how Russia’s invasion of the sovereign nation will affect the global liberal democratic order going forward.
Professors Schmidt, Shifrinson, and Ye were three of 78 experts who signed the open letter opposing a no-fly zone in Ukraine, adding to the argument against putting United States troops in direct engagement with Russians.