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Future of Europe lecture series - Responsiveness and the Future of European Democracy

Future of Europe lecture with Prof. Christina Schneider

What are possible and desirable scenarios for the future of the European Union? For its “Future of Europe lecture series”, the Jacques Delors Centre invites renowned scholars and intellectuals to debate and share insights into their research. The lecture series is organised in the framework of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences.

In the series' fifth instalment, Christina J. Schneider, Professor of Political Science at the University of California San Diego, will speak on "Responsiveness and the Future of European Democracy". In her presentation, Professor Schneider will explore whether, after a long decade of crisis, the future of the European project lies in an increased responsiveness of political elites to the interests and demands of citizens.


  • Christina J. Schneider is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Konstanz and, prior to joining UCSD, held positions at the University of Konstanz, the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Oxford University, and Princeton University. Professor Schneider's research focuses on the domestic politics of international cooperation, international bargaining, and democratic representation in international organizations with a focus on the European Union, regional organizations, and international development organizations. Her books "The Responsive Union. National Elections and European Governance" (2019) and "Conflict, Negotiations, and EU Enlargement" (2009) were both published with Cambridge University Press.


  • Markus Jachtenfuchs is Professor of European and Global Governance at the Hertie School and Director of the Jacques Delors Centre. His main research interest is the study of multilevel governance in the EU and in the international system. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 1994 and completed his post-doctoral thesis at the University of Mannheim in 1999.