Lunchtime Lectures is an event series intended to give alumni a taste of their college days.


Dr. Michael Mosser

“The Future of Transatlantic Relations, and What’s in It for Texas?”

Wednesday, August 18
Noon – 1 p.m.

Dr. Michael Mosser, assistant director of the Center for European Studies, will discuss the changing U.S.-European dynamic in the turbulent years since 2016, including the effects of Brexit and the Trump Administration on the EU/U.S. relationship. Special attention will be given to the role Texas plays as an engine of U.S. economic growth and cultural influence in both U.S. and global politics. 

Mosser is assistant professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin with a joint appointment in the Department of Government, the Center for European Studies (CES), and the International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) program. He is also assistant director of the Center for European Studies (CES) at UT Austin, as well as a distinguished scholar in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He teaches courses in European and international security, European environmental policy, comparative and European politics, international organizations, and foreign policy analysis. He is the faculty advisor for UT’s Peace Corps Prep program, as well as the faculty liaison to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab program. He serves on various academic advisory bodies on campus, including as an ambassador in the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) and member of the Non-Traditional Student (NTS) advisory board. He was won multiple awards for his teaching at UT Austin, including being selected as a member of the 2021 Texas 10 by the Texas Exes, and the 2016 Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.