About Catherine Guisan
Catherine Guisan is Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. She has also taught at Utrecht University and Amsterdam University College, Netherlands, at Science Po, University Pierre Mendès-France in Grenoble, France; and, as a Fulbright Scholar at European University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
She is the author of two books A Political Theory of Identity: memory and policies (London and New York: Routledge 2011) and Un sens à l’Europe: Gagner la paix 1950-2003 (Paris: Odile Jacob 2003). The books discuss the ethical foundations of European integration and its interface with the thinking of great contemporary political theorists such as Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Paul Ricoeur and Charles Taylor.
Catherine Guisan has also published on the American political culture of international relations, the transatlantic relationship, political reconciliation, and cosmopolitan politics in academic journals, including Constellations, The Journal of Common Market Studies, and in several edited volumes.
She is occasionally available to give lectures related to the content of her research in Europe and the US. Topics include:
Civic Understanding: Why Memory Matters to the European Union’s Democratic Deficit
The Greek Crisis and Direct Democracy (after July 2012)
US Influences on European Integration 1947-50 and post 2001
EU borders and the “Enlarged Mentality”
The recognition of the Other and EU Enlargements: The Case of Turkey
Remembering the Principle of Reconciliation, 1945-2010.
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