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CNU Establishes Distinguished Professorship in European Integration Studies
(Newport News, VA) - Christopher Newport University Professor of Economics George K. Zestos, is the recipient of the educational award of the Jean Monnet Chair from the European Union for 2010-2013. In addition to CNU, Indiana University, Rutgers and Skidmore College are the only U.S. universities selected to establish the Jean Monnet Chair Program this year. The prestigious award includes a monetary stipend of $60,000.
Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is considered the founding father of the European Union. At the end of World War II, Monnet led the movement for the unification of Europe. He was the intellect of the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community (1952), which cemented permanent peace in the European continent. European integration based on Monnet’s plans and vision remains an ongoing process contributing to peace and prosperity throughout Europe.
In addition to research, the Jean Monnet Professor is required to offer two courses per year on European Integration. Dr. Zestos will offer a new course: “EU in the 21st Century: Past Successes and Present Challenges,” designed for honors students. The second course, “European Integration,” is offered in the liberal learning core curriculum, Western tradition. Dr. Zestos also plans to invite distinguished speakers to address issues on European integration. These lectures will be open to the CNU community as well as residents of Hampton Roads.
A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small classes as well as an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor. For more information about CNU and its programs, please visit www.cnu.edu.
A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.
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