Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has lectured, researched, supervised, transferred knowledge and run externally funded projects in several universities throughout Europe including Cyprus and the UK for the past 18 years. She is currently Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She supervises numerous LLM dissertations and PhDs in fields related to her own research including the financial crisis, migration crisis, EU Citizenship, socio-economic rights in times of crisis, Brexit, the Rule of Law, privacy and other current issues in EU law. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, she is the co-initiator of the Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/rolmm/. She is now the Leader and Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module entitled ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’ (EU-POP) (2019-2022) https://eupopulism.eu/ and Chief Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism related to EU-POP https://www.lawpop.eu/. She was also the Leader and Academic Coordinator of a Jean Monnet Module entitled ‘The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU’ (FEcoGov) (2014-2017) looking at the multiple implications of the financial crisis in Cyprus and the EU. This project secured the European Commission’s label ‘success story’ and ‘good practice’ upon its completion (https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/research/jean-monnet-module/). She belongs to networks of academic or professional experts at the national and EU level, is an expert of the European Commission and its Agencies, and currently participates among others to the Horizon 2020 Sherpa project looking at smart information systems and human rights (https://www.project- sherpa.eu/). She has been a legal expert for the Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus assisting the Commission of Inquiry on the collapse of the cooperative bank (2018-19). She is a certified Mediator as well as a Data Protection Officer and is very active in the organisation and delivery of CPD courses at the School of Law (https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/short-course/law-academy/). She is the Founding Member and Director of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods) which is used as a social enterprise vehicle for social and community projects having an impact on the society (see www.iclaimcentre.org). View her full academic profile at https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/academic/dr-laulhe- shaelou-stephanie/
Ms. Andrea Manoli, Research Fellow
Ms. Andrea Manoli is a PhD candidate at UCLan and the research fellow of the Jean Monnet Module ‘EU-POP’ and of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism. Andrea is an Associate Lecturer at UCLan Cyprus. Her research interests include human rights, sociology of laws, colonialism, history of laws and children’s rights. Her PhD focuses on the lack of child protection within the different de facto and de jure administrative jurisdictions in the Island of Cyprus, with a special reference to child victims of sexual exploitation. Andrea holds an LLM in International Commercial law, an MA in Security and Diplomacy, a TEFL and is a Certified Arbitrator. During her research, she completed a series of specialised courses including: Yale University – Moral Foundations of Politics University of Harvard EDx– Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice; Leiden University – Certificate in Terrorism & Counter-terrorism and Universite de Genève – Certificate in Children’s Rights: An Interdisciplinary Introduction. Andrea is the President of Lions Liberty Larnaca (2019- 2020) and has worked in political institutions and the legal profession (2014-2017). She was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Licensing Authority in early 2019.
Dr Andreas Marcou, Research Fellow
Dr Andreas Marcou is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Law of UCLan University (Cyprus) and a Research Fellow of the Jean Monnet Module ‘EU-POP’. Andreas completed his PhD in Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2020. His PhD thesis, entitled ‘A republican theory of civil disobedience’, investigates civil disobedience as a political action within a democratic society. It proposes that deliberate lawbreaking can sometimes be seen as conducive to law’s authority and democratic norms. His research interests include republican and liberal theories, law’s authority, theories of democracy and legitimacy at the national and the European level, and the duties and responsibilities of citizens within a liberal democracy. Andreas holds an LLB from Queen Mary University and an MA in Legal and Political Theory from University College London. He has experience in higher education teaching having taught modules such as ‘Jurisprudence and Legal Theory’, ‘Law, Justice, and Ethics’, ‘Democracy and Justice’, and ‘Land Law’. Andreas is also the Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism.
Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou, Invited Expert
Dr.Natalie Alkiviadou is senior research fellow at Justitia, working on ‘The Future of Free Speech’ project. Her research interest lie in the freedom of expression, the far-right, hate speech, hate crime and non-discrimination. Her monograph ‘The Far-Right in International and European Law’ was published by Routledge in 2019 and her second monograph ‘Legal Challenges to the Far-right: Lessons from England and Wales’ is to be published by Routledge in December 2019. Natalie has over ten years experience in working with civil society, educators and public servants in the framework of her role as director and founder of AEQUITAS – an NGO working on human rights education. She participates in European actions such as the High Level Group on Combatting Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance. Natalie was the country researcher for a 2019 European Network against Racism report on Hate Crime and has drafted handbooks, strategy papers and shadow reports for projects funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Commission and the European Youth Foundation, on themes such as the rights of domestic workers in Cyprus and hate crime and extremism in young people.
The project includes guest lectures from prominent experts in the field. They include:
Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau
The first guest lecture will be delivered by Dr Uladzislau Belavusau. He is Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute – University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Previously he was Assistant Professor of EU law and human rights at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and an LL.M. from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges). Dr Belavusau has held visiting fellowships at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Germany), York University (Canada), Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Milan-Bicocca University (Italy). In addition, he has been a visiting professor in a number of universities in Europe, USA, Canada and Israel. Dr. Belavusau has extensively published on EU anti-discrimination law, human rights and memory politics. In 2015, the International Association of Labour Law Journals conferred him the Marco Biagi Award for the best paper in labour law. He is the author of Freedom of Speech: Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies (Routledge, 2013), as well as co-editor of Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and EU Anti-Discrimination Law Beyond Gender (Hart: Oxford, 2018).
Mr. Andreas Kettis
The second guest lecture of the project will be delivered by Mr Andreas Kettis. He holds a University Degree in Political Science and Public Administration with specialisation in Public International Law and International Relations from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens (1999). He pursued postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom with a merit scholarship from the Government of the UK. He holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies from the Sussex European Institute of the University of Sussex at Brighton (2001). He was a career diplomat between 2001 and 2016. During this time he served as Deputy Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary (2001-2002); Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Cyprus in Sweden (Stockholm) with parallel accreditation to Norway, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania (2002-2006); Diplomatic Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU in Brussels (2006-2010); Deputy Director of the Middle East Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia and Senior Official of Cyprus to the Union for the Mediterranean (2010-2011); Chief Diplomatic Advisor on EU Affairs to the President of the Republic of Cyprus and Sherpa of the President of the Republic for the European Council meetings during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU (2011-2013); Seconded National Expert in DG EXPO of the European Parliament (2013-2014); Senior Diplomatic Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU in Brussels (2013-2014). In September 2015 after succeeding in a European Competition he was appointed Head of Unit in DG COMM in the European Parliament and posted to Nicosia as Head of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus.
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov
The third guest lecture of EU-POP will be delivered by Prof. Dimitry Kochenov. Prof. Dimitry Kochenov is Professor of EU Constitutional Law and Citizenship at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). He focuses on citizenship most broadly conceived and the principles of law. Among his publications are Citizenship (MIT Press, 2019) and numerous (co-)edited collections, including, most recently, The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration (Cambridge, 2019, with Amtenbrink, Davies, and Lindeboom), EU Citizenship and Federalism (Cambridge, 2017), The Enforcement of EU Law and Values (Oxford 2017 with Jakab), Reinforcing Rule of Law Oversight in the EU (Cambridge, 2016, with Closa) and many others. Dimitry held visiting appointments, inter alia, at Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School), NYU Law School, College of Europe, Scuola di Studi Superiori di Torino, LUISS (Rome), Osaka Graduate School of Law. He consults governments and international organizations on the subjects of his interest.