The Institute for European Studies of the ULB has the pleasure of inviting you, in collaboration with its partner faculties, to the opening of the academic year 2019-2020 on Friday, December 6, 2019.

The IEE-ULB Opening of the Academic Year Conference

We will welcome Jan Zielonka, for the conference

“1989 Revisited: ideologies, identities and walls in Europe”.

The Speaker

Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College.  His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. His work oscillates between the field of international relations, comparative politics and political theory.

Zielonka has produced eighteen books including Counter-revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat (Oxford University Press, 2018, awarded the 2019 UACES prize for the best book on Europe and translated into Italian, Polish, German and Korean), Politics and the Media in New Democracies. Europe in a Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015), Is the EU doomed? (Polity Press, 2014), and Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union (Oxford University Press, 2006). Zielonka regularly contributes articles to Die Zeit, Il Fatto Quotiduano, L’Espresso, NRC Handelsblad, Diário de Notícias and Rzeczpospolita.


Participation is free, but  registration is mandatory

Practical information

Speaker : Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow, St Antony’s College (Oxford University).

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 18:00

Place: Salle Dupréel

The conference will be followed by a cocktail.

Opening of the Academic Year