School of Transnational Governance

Leaders Beyond The State

‘Leaders Beyond the State’ is an oral history project organised by the EUI School of Transnational Governance, the Department of History and Civilization and the Historical Archives of the European Union.

The Presidents and Prime Ministers of the European Union’s Member States are well-known to their electorates. As transnational leaders, the Presidents of the European institutions have historically had a rather more distant relationship to their constituents. Yet, they have nonetheless held a seat of power and guided a political community through successes, challenges and crises.

Over the coming months and years, former European Union Presidents will visit the EUI to record their rich experiences as leaders in transnational government. Each President will privately record reflections on their time in office as part of an oral history project on the history of European integration at the Historical Archives of the European Union. They will also deliver a public lecture and respond to questions.

 

Leaders Beyond the State, 2018-2019

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council (2009-2014)


Date: 10 December 2018

Moderator: Miguel Poiares Maduro | Director, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Interviewers:

Sophia Hunger | Researcher, Department of Political and Social Sciences, EUI

Elsa Clara Massoc | Researcher, Department of Political and Social Sciences, EUI

Christy Ann Petit | Researcher, Department of Law, EUI

Jan Karol Teresinski | Researcher, Department of Economics, EUI

Enrique Barón Crespo, President of the European Parliament (1989-1992)


Date: 23 October 2018
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Moderator: Stefano Polli | Deputy Director, ANSA

Interviewers:

Grace Ballor | Researcher, Department of History and Civilization, EUI

Leonard Feld | Researcher, Department of Law, EUI  

Daria Glukhova | Researcher, Department of Political and Social Sciences, EUI

Rosario Sergio Maniscalco | Policy Leader Fellow, EUI

Vassilios Skouris, President of the European Court of Justice (2003-2015)


Date: 25 September 2018
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Moderator: Miles Johnson | Rome Correspondent, Financial Times

Interviewers:

Hannah Mirjam Adzakpa | Department of Law, EUI

Jacopo Cellini | Researcher, Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre, Department of History and Civilization, EUI

Maria Haag | Researcher, Department of Law, EUI