Professor David Andrews Named Jean Monnet Chair

CLAREMONT, Calif. (November 11, 2009) — David Andrews, professor of international relations and Director of the European Union Center of California at Scripps College, has been named a Jean Monnet Chair by the Commission of the European Communities’ Jean Monnet program. Accompanying this honor is a grant award of €45,000 (approximately $67,500) over three years to Scripps College to support student research opportunities through the European Union Center of California as well as Professor Andrews’ own continued scholarly research.

“The Jean Monnet Chair award speaks to the caliber of interdisciplinary scholarship at Scripps College and the exemplary dedication of our faculty,” says Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga. “This valuable grant will promote education, research, and a better understanding of European integration for our students and the other Claremont Colleges.”

Three U.S. scholars, including Professor Andrews, were selected as Jean Monnet Chairs in the most recent competition. The selection was made on the basis of their outstanding records of scholarly accomplishment in the field of European integration studies. Each appointment is for three years.

Professor Andrews was honored with this distinction due to his combination of research and teaching from the multiple perspectives of political science, economics, history, and law. At Scripps College, Professor Andrews teaches courses on international relations as well as the history and policies of the European Union. He received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Jean Monnet program ( aims at stimulating teaching, research, and reflection in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions within and outside the European community. Launched in 1990, the program is now present in 60 countries throughout the world, and approximately 700 universities offer Jean Monnet courses as part of their curricula.

The European Union Center of California (, founded in 1998, is based on the Scripps College campus. The Center’s mission is to advance understanding of European integration and transatlantic relations.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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