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Justifying Europe: the Accidental Impact of Political Elites on European Integration

Konstantin Voessing, Humboldt University
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
12:15pm to 1:15pm
023 Robertson
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
12:15pm to 1:15pm

Konstantin Vössing is an associate professor of Political Science at Humboldt University (HU) Berlin. He has had previous appointments as assistant professor of Political Science at HU Berlin from 2009 to 2016, as Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute (EUI) during the academic year 2015/16, as John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University from September 2013 to August 2014, and as lecturer of Political Science and International Studies at Ohio State University during the academic year 2008/09. Vössing received his PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University in August 2008. He studies how political elites and ordinary citizens form preferences about controversial political issues, and how elites shape political views and the political behavior of citizens through mobilization, persuasion, and information provision. His research investigates both contemporary examples of political conflict, such as European integration, and historical cases, such as the formation of class politics. He combines the comparative analysis of macro-historical developments and configurations with a micro-level psychological perspective that pays attention to both cognitive and motivational factors.

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Organized by the EU Program, co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society