University of Liège European Studies Unit

The European Studies Unit (Department of Political Science – Faculty of Law and Political Science) of the University of Liège elaborates courses and studies at all study levels on the various aspect covered by the European Union action. However, it progressively specialised in areas touching on environmental and (internal and external) security policies, beside its well-known expertise on non-proliferation of weapons of mass-destruction through the regulation of the sensitive trade. In this latter area, more specifically, the European Studies Unit constantly provide expertise for the European institutions and Member States, and regularly also for the private sector or within political, scientific and academic fora. Since 2010, the European Studies Unit convenes annual seminars of young European scientists researching on the conciliation between international security and the trade of sensitive items, technologies and services.

Contact information

Université de Liège - Département de Science Politique - Unité Etudes Européennes

Bd. Du Rectorat, 7 Bât. B31 bte.30
B-4000 Liège
Belgique


Tel: +32.4.366.30.64
Website: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/sa/uee/index.php

The team

Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor - Independent expert


odette.jankowitsch@chello.at
Tel: + 43 1 512 63 17

Resume

Odette Jankowitsch (Austria) is a former senior lawyer, now consultant IAEA, assists developing & emerging countries in establishing comprehensive legal framework; member of INLA – Chair of WG 5 Transport of Nuclear material - Lecturer on international nuclear law at ISNL,INLE (OECD/NEA), NLI (IAEA), ENELA (Europ.Nucl.Energy Leadership Academy), PSUAD: (Paris Sorbonne at Abu Dhabi), JRC (Ispra : Non-proliferation - disarmament –arms control) Member of “Vertic” (London)-Member of the Chaudfontaine Group.

Speciality

  • Nuclear law in emerging countries –NAM. Incl. int. /nuclear policies
  • Trade in sensitive items
  • Nuclear disarmament

Quentin Michel - Professor Doctor


qmichel@ulg.ac.be
Tel: +32 4 366 30 64

Resume

Quentin Michel (Belgium) is Professor in European Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Liège. He has worked as a Seconded National Expert for the EU Commission (DG Trade Unit E4 Dual-Use Export Control). In addition, he also regularly assumes expertise related to export control regime for national, European and international organisations and fora. Since 2009, he edits and makes available online an analysis of The European Union Export Control Regime: Comment of the legislation article by article, which he updates regularly, for the benefit of scientists, industries, lawyers and political actors.

Speciality

  • Sensitive trade control
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Disarmament

Sylvain Paile - Research Fellow


spaile@ulg.ac.be
Tel: +32 4 366 46 84

Resume

Sylvain Paile (Belgium) is a Researcher at the European Studies Unit of the University of Liège. His researches focus on the European security and defence, notably through the aspects covered by the regulations of the sensitive items’ trade. He is primarily specialised in the nuclear area. He graduated from the International School of Nuclear Law (University of Montpellier 1 – OECD/NEA) in 2010 and is a member of the International Nuclear Law Association.

Speciality

  • European security
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Sensitive trade control

Claudia Topp - Research Fellow


cctopp2000@yahoo.de
Tel: +49 171 1900 946

Resume

Claudia Topp (Germany) is a PhD student at the European Studies Unit of the University of Liège. In her work she analyses evaluation approaches concerning the implementation of export control systems taking in consideration country specific aspects. Her research focuses on both universally binding export control standards and necessary elements in order to create effective control systems. She has gained vast professional experience in the last years at the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) as EU outreach project manager within the framework of export control.

Speciality

  • Sensitive trade control
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Maryna Tsukanova - Research Fellow


mtsukanova@ulg.ac.be
Tel: +32 4 366 46 84

Resume

Maryna Tsukanova (Belgium) is working on non-proliferation issues, and more specifically on trade control legislation of the European Union and its implications on the containment of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She is a research fellow in the European Studies Unit, Political Science Department of the University of Liège. She also worked with the sensitive trade data and its potential use for the non-proliferation as well as on the elaboration of an open-source library for strategic trade controls, Nuclear Safeguards Unit, IPSC, JRC (Ispra).

Speciality

  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Sensitive trade control