IES Professor Sebastian Oberthür appointed to FWO expert panel

Sebastian Oberthür has been appointed by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) to serve as a member of the expert panel G&M4: Social, Political and Communication Sciences for an initial term of one year (2018). The expert panel in particular is mandated to assess applications for PhD and postdoctoral fellowships submitted to the FWO. The FWO describes these expert panels as its beating heart. By submitting scientific advice to the Senate and the Board of Trustees, they play a crucial role in the development of research in Flanders. Professor Oberthür’s appointment is an acknowledgement of his expertise in International Relations and European Studies, and of the IES’ reputation as a trusted advisor to Flemish public authorities.