Vivien A. Schmidt

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Vivien A. Schmidt is an American academic of international relations. She is the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and was the past head of the European Union Studies Association in the United States. Her research has focused on political economy, democracy and discourse.


Schmidt received her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College, and both her Masters and PhD from the University of Chicago. She taught at the Sciences Po in Paris, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, European University Institute in Florence, Max Planck Institute in Cologne, the University of Paris and Lille, and is visiting scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford University and at Harvard University, where she is an affiliate of the Center for European Studies.


  • Franqui Interuniversity Chair for Foreign Scholars, Free University of Brussels and Louvain
  • French Council for Scientific Research Award, Center for the Study of Politics of Sciences Po
  • Rockefeller Foundation Residency Grant, Bellagio Center
  • Fulbright EU Research Award, Oxford University


Schmidt's published works include:

  • Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities
  • Public Discourse and Welfare State Reform: The Social Democratic Experience
  • Policy Change and Discourse in Europe
  • The Futures of European Capitalism
  • Welfare and Work in the Open Economy
  • From State to Market? The Transformation of French Business and Government[1]


  1. ^ [1] Archived January 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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