Dr. Dušan Šiđanski is Chairman and Founder of the Swiss Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles. He is also Honorary Chairman of the European Cultural Centre and former Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2004 – 2014). Founder of the Department of Political Science at the University of Geneva, Dr. Šiđanski is Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and of the European Institute, of which he is co-founder together with Denis de Rougemont and Henri Schwamm. In his honor, the “Dušan Šiđanski Centre of Excellence in European Studies” was inaugurated on October 21 2016 within the Global Studies Institute. He is the author of numerous works on federalism, European integration and international relations, such as his seminal book The Federal Future of Europe (University of Michigan Press, 2000). Other publications of his include: Dialogue des cultures à l’aube du XXIème siècle, (Bruylant, 2007), “Le Traité de Lisbonne sur la voie fédéraliste?” (in L’Europe en formation, 2011), “La Fédération européenne est notre affaire” (in L’Europe de Denis de Rougemont, L’Harmattan/Academia, 2014), “La Zone euro, noyau fédérateur de l’Europe” (in EU-topias, “2016), and various articles in Bilan (2015-2017) and Le Monde (2016).