'Citizenship, Nation-Building and Identity in the EU' - Book Launch and Reception

LSBU's Cherry James launches her new book which focuses on EU citizenship and student mobility & discusses some of the current issues around this topic

About this event

Time: All day
Event Name 'Citizenship, Nation-Building and Identity in the EU' - Book Launch and Reception
Start Date Jun 26, 2019 6:00 pm
End Date Jun 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Duration 2 hours

We are very pleased to invite you to the launch of the book ‘Citizenship, Nation-Building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility’ by Cherry James, Senior Lecturer in the Law Division, London South Bank University, published by Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies.

The book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play out in the context of an EU funded programme established not least to promote European identity, European consciousness and European citizenship. It considers the role of the language in enabling communication in the public space of the university and considers the practical ramifications of the EU’s cherished policy of multilingualism.

This event will coincide with a conference entitled 'Open borders in Europe: current challenges from migration and from terrorism … working towards solutions' taking place on the same day. For more information, click this link.

Provisional programme

6pm        Arrival and registration

6.15pm   Introduction and keynote speech by the author - Cherry James, LSBU

6.25pm   Guest speaker - Professor Elaine Fahey, Associate Dean (International), City Law School, City University

6.40pm   Guest speaker - Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of EU Law, University of Liverpool

6.55pm   Q&A

7.10pm   Networking and refreshments

8pm        Close

This event is aimed at everyone interested in these issues, and of course the impact of Brexit on them.

Two copies of the book will be raffled in aid of charity at the reception. A strip of tickets will cost £5 so please bring cash with you for a chance to win.

Cherry James is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division at London South Bank University, and the Erasmus Co-ordinator for the Law Division. She holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London and this book is based on her thesis. She teaches English Legal System, EU law, and a module on EU Criminal and Migration Law, which is run in conjunction with several other European universities and incorporates a short field trip for the staff and students from all of the universities involved. She is also participating in an EU funded project, INSPIRED (Innovative Solutions for Practicality and Impact in Refugee and migration oriented Education), the primary focus of which is the production of an open access e-learning module on EU refugee and migration law.