About This Journal

The purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. The student conference is modeled on professional academic conferences. Each student presents his or her own research to a panel moderated by a faculty discussant whose primary tasks include providing constructive feedback and stimulating discussion of the issues at hand. The conference is designed with specific goals in mind: to promote the visibility of European Union Studies and expose participants to different intellectual and academic traditions within this field; to motivate student research and hone analytical, writing, and presentation skills; and to strengthen the curriculum on European Union Studies at participating campuses by encouraging faculty interaction with students, not only with respect to their expertise in particular research areas but also by conveying general knowledge about contemporary Europe to students. Hence, the research presented in this collection reflects a collaborative effort to involve students in academic research and policy debate on issues involving the European Union.

Please note, this open access journal does not have an open call for papers; rather, it is a compilation of exemplary papers presented at the annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union.

Digital project staff:

  • 2010-2011 - Saralyn Smith, Graduate Assistant, European Union Center of California
  • 2011-2013 - Zaynah Rahman, Graduate Assistant, European Union Center of California
  • 2013-2015 - Kenneth Leonardo, Graduate Assistant, European Union Center of California
  • 2015-Present - Rachel Tie Morrison, Editor, European Union Center of California