Recent highlights

Rise of secularism overplayed

Despite theories predicting its marginalisation, religion remains a significant force around the globe, according to Professor Martin Riesebrodt

Women’s bodies: covered or exposed

Are the choices made by women in pursuit of fashion any freer than those made by women who cover for religious purposes? According to Professor Leora Auslander of the University of Chicago, the underlying motives may not be as transparent as they first appear

Recent highlight: ECB governance and accountability conference

On 28 January the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies hosted a conference which examined voting, supervision and transparency at the European Central Bank. Participant Ignazio Angeloni, advisor to the bank’s Executive Board, spoke to the EUI about the publication of meeting minutes and argued that immediate publication would be a source of problems. Read the […]

Portugal’s minister of finance at the EUI

Vitor Gaspar, Portugal’s minister of finance, visited the EUI on 30 November and delivered the Pierre Werner Chair Lecture. The minister spoke on European politics during the crisis, drawing on the historical background to financial union in Europe and discussing current changes within national governments and Portugal’s ambitions for 2013. Gaspar was joined by EUI […]

EEAS chief operating officer debates Europe

On 28 November the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) chief operating officer, David O’Sullivan, visited the EU to speak about his experiences in setting up the service. After talking at length about developing the role of the EEAS in European foreign affairs, O’Sullivan was joined on a panel by the EUI’s President Marise Cremona, Secretary […]

Open Access Week

The EUI took part in the global Open Access Week in October, encouraging academics to make their work freely available on the Institute’s online platform, Cadmus

The laws of war

From the Napoleonic Wars to present-day civil war in Syria, a new seminar at the EUI is examining the changing shape of conflict and how this can be governed by international law