In 2016, the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign launched its first online journal, accepting submissions from faculty, researchers, and graduate students across disciplines. The EUC Paper Series is an online publication which delves into contemporary and historical European topics from global, transatlantic, and intra-European perspectives. This series’ intended purpose is to facilitate a dynamic conversation regarding current affairs in Europe and in the European Union by making relevant material available and accessible, and concurrently giving scholars and students the opportunity to contribute their research to a receptive and engaged audience. The EUC Paper Series currently offers two publication opportunities for scholars of all professional stages. The first initiative, MAEUS Talk, encompasses concise analytical graduate papers reflecting on student research, field experience, policy insights, and current events. This series serves as a bridge between graduate students across different universities, and as an opportunity to publish their work. The second initiative, Policy Insights, aims to provide academics, practitioners, decision-makers, and general audiences with thought-provoking essays reflecting on ongoing research, policies, and current events.
Maxime H.A. Larivé
Maxime H. A. Larivé , Ph.D., is Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies at the European Union Center. His main areas of research include European security and defense, transatlantic relations, energy security and trade relations between the EU and the US.
Alexandra van Doren
Alexandra van Doren is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a minor in European Union Studies. She specializes in Holocaust Studies in Polish, Spanish, American, and German languages and literatures.