The Emile Noel Fellows' Forum together with the Jean Monnet Seminar make up the 'intellectual heart' of our Center at NYU. The Forum, composed of the Fellows of the Center and invited guests, meets regularly throughout the semester to discuss presentations of ongoing research and developments within the sphere of interest of the Center. Discussion in the Forum is intense, critical but always friendly and supportive. It is the principal means for Fellows to interact intellectually, receive feedback on their research and enjoy the synergies which intellectual communities at their best are able to provide. To date it has also been a very pleasant social institution - and we plan to keep it that way.