Olivia Arigho-Stiles

Researchers show support for Giulio Regeni

On Tuesday afternoon, researchers and staff gathered at the buildings of the EUI to unveil banners in support of Guilio Regeni, the Italian Cambridge University PhD student who was killed in Egypt in February. Regeni had been undertaking academic research for his dissertation into Egyptian labour unions, and tragically was found dead on 3 February in the […]

Victory for EUI in De Gasperi-Schuman Cup

On Saturday 2 April, the 3rd edition of the annual De Gasperi-Schuman Cup took place on Florence’s Arno River in the resplendent spring sunshine. The competition started in 2014 as an informal friendly competition between the EUI and the ESCP business school in Paris, hosted by the Societa Canottieri Firenze who usually also participate. This year […]

Language Centre launches Italy talks

Do you know your Machiavelli from your Mazzini? Cavour from Casanova? If these names elicit only hazy recollections from your school days, then a new lecture series organised by  Simone Testa, in conjunction with the Language Centre will provide a welcome addition to your academic schedule. Simone Testa, who is a Research Fellow at the […]

Human trafficking syllabus available online

Neil Howard, a Marie Curie Fellow at the EUI, is part of a team of over 150 academics and practitioners who have contributed to a new e-syllabus known as the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery (BTS) Short Course. Neil Howard is based at the Migration Policy Centre where he is working on a project entitled ‘The […]

Migration Policy Centre co-host refugee conference

The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the EUI is co-organising a policy conference this February entitled Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border policies. The MPC, based at the EUI has recently launched several projects exploring the EU’s refugee crisis. These include research on the access of refugees to the labour market of Member States and another on […]

Corinna Unger joins History Department

The EUI is delighted to announce that Corinna Unger will be joining the EUI’s Department of History as new Professor of Global and Colonial History. Before joining the EUI, Unger was Professor of Modern European History at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Her research focuses on global and international history and on the history of colonialism […]

Andrea Galeotti joins Economics Department

The EUI is delighted to announce that Andrea Galeotti will be taking up a Professorship in the Department of Economics. He comes to the EUI from the University of Essex, UK, where he was Professor of Economics. Galeotti’s main area of research is the economics of networks, and in 2011 he was awarded a major ERC-Starting […]

Arts group to stage Christmas performance

As the Christmas period once again draws near, the EUI community is busy preparing a smorgasbord of festive celebrations for its annual Natale evening. More specifically, the EUI’s Pro Arts Group will perform a selection of poems and musical accompaniments designed to provoke deeper reflection on the yuletide season.  Formed this summer to provide a […]

Introducing… Cities Working Group

From the novels of Elena Ferrante and Charles Dickens, to policy debates on ‘green cities’, the urban environment increasingly dominates our collective consciousness. Feeding into all academic disciplines, the urban space is often considered a lens through which wider processes and struggles can be analysed.  Perennially a site of contestation, the city represents a unique […]

What is the driving force behind jihadist terrorism?

This week Professor Olivier Roy, Chair of the SPS Department at the EUI, gave a speech at the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Autumn Conference explaining the motivations behind radical Islamism today.  Roy outlines the common patterns which define the process of Islamic radicalisation in western European societies. A core theme in his argument is that Islamic radicalisation must be understood as an individual phenomenon […]