Prof. Sharon Pardo (Ph.D., Ghent University, Faculty of Political and Social Studies) is a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in European studies in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Chair of the National Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence – the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS), as well as the Chair of the Bologna Training Centre (BTC) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the co-editor of 'Europe and the World' book series by Lexington Books. Prof. Pardo is an adjunct fellow at the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a member of the Board of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR). His research interests focus on the legal and political dimensions of European Union foreign and security policy. Prof. Pardo also has significant interest in the development of the Euro-Mediterranean region and in Israeli-European Union relations. He teaches courses on the European integration process, diplomacy and public international law.