Nicholas Barrett

Three EUI judges reach Corte Costituzionale

The EUI now has connections with three judges on the Corte Costituzionale of Italy. Professor Giuliano Amato and Professor Silvana Sciarra have both been members of the faculty at the law department and Marta Cartabia wrote her PhD here at the EUI. Former head of the law department and current faculty member Professor Marise Cremona told EUI Life “The Law Department is […]

The Heritage of Mauro Cappelletti recognised at the Palazzo Vecchio

A conference to honour the memory of Mauro Cappelletti has taken place at the Palazzo Vecchio. Those participating in discussions included EUI president J.H.H. Weiler and Italian Constitutional Court judge Marta Cartabia. Also taking part as a panellist an the event was Hanna Eklund, a Swedish law researcher at the EUI. After the event, she told […]

CONTENTION project to reconvene

The EUI will host a meeting of the ‘CONTENTION’ (CONtrol of DeTENTION) project on the 11th and 12th of December to explore policy regarding migrants detained upon arrival in Europe.

Martin Kohli to speak at Nobel Week Dialog

The Nobel Week Dialog will be streamed live on 9 December. The event, to be held in Stockholm will include a contribution from the EUI’s Professor Martin Kohli, who will take part in a panel on the economics of ageing entitled ‘Implications of an older world.’ The Dialog will then culminate with the laureates receiving their […]

Three EUI researches receive Fulbright-Schuman 2014-2015 awards

Written by Tomasz P. Woźniakowski Nele Leosk is a researcher at the SPS department, and she is studying the development of e-governance in OECD and EU member states under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Trechsel. She is analysing the effects of institutional changes and actors’ preferences on the development of e-governance, looking at whether these effects […]

"I would love to do something like this again"

The recent production of ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme’ hosted by the EUI was “spectacular”, according to organiser and historian Professor Laura Lee Downs. Speaking to EUI Life, professor Downs said that it was interesting to watch Italian actors perform and interpret an Irish play. “We were able to establish a resonance […]

Richard Portes: ‘I get angry, I’ve been angry for a while’

Professor Richard Portes focused his anger on the lack of trust in the European Central Bank (ECB) and those who seek to scapegoat the bailed out nations of southern Europe. “I get angry” he said as he thumped the table, “I’ve been angry for a while.” “The public” he said “doesn’t trust the ECB. This […]

Club de Madrid to debate decline of democracy at the EUI

The EUI will host a meeting for the Club de Madrid and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) in Florence on the 24th-25th of November. The theme of the meeting will be ‘’Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? – New ideas for the Next Generation Democracy” and will involve 40 Club de Madrid members along with academic experts from around the world.

Tommaso Giordano and the 21st century library

Since Tommaso Giordano started work at the EUI Library on the 1st of March 1983, his job has evolved exponentially. Over the last 31 years, the dissemination of information has changed more than at almost any time in human history and Giordano is now the Library’s director.

Zygmunt Bauman: “we either cooperate or we go down together"

Every seat was taken in the Badia’s theatre on Wednesday for a colloquium between Zygmunt Bauman and Joseph Weiler. The discussion focused on the future of transnational universities and sought to explore their strengths and deficiencies and to ask if they are in need a of new justification.