Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations in the Pardee School, and Professor of Political Science at Boston University, where she is also Founding Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe.  She has published widely in European political economy, institutions and democracy, with eleven books and over one hundred journal articles and book chapters.  Recent books include Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (co-edited, Cambridge 2013) and Democracy in Europe (Oxford 2006)—named in 2015 by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember’.  Professor Schmidt’s honors, awards, and grants include an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels, the Belgian Franqui Interuniversity Chair for foreign scholars, Fulbright fellowships to the EU and France, a research fellowship from the European Commission (DG ECFIN), and co-investigator on a multi-year EU Commission HORIZON 2020 Grant. She is past head of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). Her current work focuses on the problems for democratic legitimacy resulting from the Eurozone crisis, with a forthcoming book entitled:  Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy:  Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone.