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Dissertation prizes to former MWP fellow Phillip Ayoub

Former Max Weber Fellow Phillip Ayoub has been awarded two prestigious prizes for his PhD thesis, ‘When States ‘Come Out’: The Politics of Visibility and the Diffusion of Sexual Minority Rights in Europe’, defended in 2013 in the Department of Government at Cornell University. He won the 2014 American Political Science Association (APSA) Human Rights Section’s award […]

ECO alumni conference to be held in September

The Economics Department will hold its second annual conference on 26 and 27 September, concurrent with the EUI alumni weekend. The conference is open to all economists who are or have been affiliated with the EUI in the past. Papers are being selected primarily based on academic merit. The organizers hope to have a programme […]

Valentina Spiga (LAW) wins dissertation award

Valentina Spiga  has been awarded Le Prix de thèse René Cassin anglophone 2014  for her EUI dissertation The Right to Justice for Victims of Human Rights Crimes, which she defended in the LAW department in 2013 .

Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (ECO) wins paper prize

Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (ECO researcher)  has been awarded the 2014 Young Scientist ALdE Prize at the  XVII Applied Economics Meeting, which took place in June at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.  The award is  given to the best paper presented by authors under 35 years old.  Jenifer won the prize for her job market […]

Migration in Europe: a call for papers

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the Department of Political and Social Sciences and the IMISCOE Network have issued a call for papers in view of the upcoming conference Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis or is European mobility in crisis?. The Conference, “Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis […]

FSR ‘Throwing down the walls’ with new online school

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) will be “throwing down the walls of the EUI building” with a new online school designed to share the institution’s expertise. Speaking to EUI Life, Annika Zorn in charge of the set-up of the online school said “We decided to put all our knowledge online so we started to develop webinars, video lectures, and interviews with leading academics as well as experts from the European commission, regulators and other people from the world of practice.”

The Syrian refugee crisis: A conversation with Philippe Fargues

The war engulfing Syria today has now entered its fourth year. It has caused untold destruction within the country and sent more than 2.8 million refugees abroad in search of shelter. This flow shows no sign of abating and has important consequences for both Syria’s neighbouring countries and the European Union. Migration Policy Centre Director, Philippe […]

Saskia Sassen and the incomplete city

Sakskia Sassen has given her honoris causa lecture on the subject of cities. The highly influential author and sociologist has told an audience of researchers and academics at the EUI that she has “de-theorised to re-theorise” in order to better understand modern urban environments.

EUI academics discuss ‘spectacular’ rise of the right

Professor Hanspeter Kriesi has described the surge of right wing parties at the European elections as “spectacular” and urged attendees to take the UK Independence Party (UKIP) seriously because the group “articulates a real problem”