ENSURE (European security revisited) is a Max Planck Research Group headed by Dr Carolyn Moser and funded by the Max Planck Society (2022-27). It explores and critically assesses the – potentially significant – reshaping of law and governance triggered by the European Union's normative and policy adjustment to increasingly harsh geopolitical realities.
ENSURE counts a handful of team members that all contribute to the success of the project.
Dr Carolyn Moser, Research Group Leader
ENSURE is led by Dr Carolyn Moser. She conducts research in the field of international and European law, with a special focus on security and defence in Europe. Carolyn was trained in both law and political science at Sciences Po Paris and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, USA), and holds a PhD from Utrecht University on EU civilian crisis management. She received several awards and distinctions for her research, notably the Otto-Hahn-Medal and the European Court of Auditors Award. Her interdisciplinary expertise is solicited also beyond academic circles, for instance by EU and international institutions (eg European Parliament; OSCE; World Bank) and in the media (eg ZDF; NDR; ORF; SRF; Deutschlandfunk). A full list of her publications can be found here.
Rocío Bargon Sachéz, Administrative Assistant
Felicitas Burst, Research Fellow
Laurids Hempel, Research Assistant
Lukas Märtin, Research Assistant
Yuliya Miadzvetskaya, Affiliated PhD candidate
Effi Spiegel, Research Assistant
Dr Tarek Tutunji, Affiliated Researcher
Dr Tarek Tutunji is an affiliated senior research fellow whose research focusses on informal institutions in world politics, with a current focus on disinformation. Tarek received his PhD in Political Science in 2019 from Johns Hopkins University with a dissertation on the emergence of informal rules around propaganda and covert action during the Cold War.
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