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A great success for our 6th Masterclass “Reassessing Europe’s Ambition”

A 2022 Masterclass dedicated to Europe

« How has Europe thought of itself as a global actor for peace and how does it define this role today in a fragmented international system? »

This year’s theme, “Reassessing Europe’s Ambition”, aimed to answer this question. At a time when war has returned to European territory, we asked ourselves about Europe’s ambitions to build a peaceful model of cooperation between peoples and states. For one week, international speakers were able to exchange with students and the general public during open conferences.

The Masterclass “Global Actors for Peace” is a bilingual (English, French) programme bringing together specialists in the field, with the aim of analysing the role and potential of organisations from all over the world (non-state) in the construction of a sustainable international peace.

It therefore focuses on the role that NGOs, international organisations, academic and civil society experts, regional and international courts can play in building a global peace between states.

This series of scientific conferences is part of the type of dialogue cultivated through Peace Studies, which is very present abroad but still too little addressed in France.

This year, the Masterclass took place from 19 to 24 September 2022 in a hybrid format and all lectures could be followed online.


We would like to give a warm thank you to all of our participants, including:

  • Giuliano Amato, President, Italian Constitutional Court, Italy
  • Thierry Chopin, President of the Committee for Reflection and Proposals on the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE)
  • Sarah Nouwen, Professor of Public International Law, Italy
  • Peter Paszolay, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Hungary
  • Jacques Ziller, Professor of Public Law – Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris
  • Benedetta Barbisan, Associate Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, Guillaume Doizy, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Jesse Moritz, Associate Professor, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Gwamaka Kifukwe, Policy Felllow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Paris, France
  • Lord Jonathan Mance, Former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Céline Marangé, Researcher at the Defense historical service and permanent consultant at the Centre for Analysis, Forecasting and Strategy of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Yves Meny, Researcher in Political Science and French specialist in European institutions
  • Ladislas Nze Bekale, Head of Facilities Management Unit African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Cesare Pinelli, Professor of Constitutional Law, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Frédéric Ramel, University Professor, Director of Political Science, SciencesPo, Paris, France
  • Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Professor of the Centre for Europe at Warsaw University
  • Anne Tallineau, Secretary-General of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), Paris France
  • Charles Tenenbaum, Doctor of Political Science, International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Sciences po Lille, France
  • Michel Wieviorka, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale, France
  • Amélie Zima, Post-doctoral researcher, Strategic Research Institute of the Military School (IRSEM) and Thucydides Centre (Panthéon-Assas University), France
  • Ioannis Panoussis, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Université Catholique de Lille, France
  • Valentina Volpe, Lecturer in public international law, France
  • Sonia Le Gouriellec, Lecturer in political science, France

We look forward to seeing you all at the 7th edition in 2023!

Article edited the 29 September 2022