The EUI is delighted to welcome a number of professors joining the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Law and SPS departments on a full-time basis this autumn.
Professor Ellen Immergut joins the Department of Political and Social Sciences, building on the faculty’s proficiency in qualitative methods, social policy and health politics. Amongst her most famous publications are Health Politics (Cambridge University Press), and the Handbook of West European Pension Politics (Oxford University Press). ‘It’s a great honour to join the EUI SPS faculty!’ Immergut told EUI Life. ‘I am looking forward to teaching the qualitative methods course together with Anton Hemerijk this Fall, and to including EUI Doctoral researchers in the activities of the NORFACE Welfare State Futures Programme, including our final conference which will be held at the EUI from 24-25 May 2018.’
Peter Drahos is the new Professor of Law and Governance in the Law Department at Villa Salviati. Trained in law, politics and philosophy, his research interests include legal philosophy, regulation and governance theory, globalisation, intellectual property, trade and development and energy governance. ‘The EUI is a great place to begin the kind of conversations that can help to make a difference,’ Drahos told EUI Life, reflecting on the growing scepticism and diminishing fiscal resources the social sciences contend with today. ‘The Institute has a lot of convening influence and offers an entry point into the global market place of ideas. It is a great privilege to be able to work here,’ he said. In the coming year, he will teach seminars on ‘Regulatory Theory’ and ‘Foundational Concepts in Intellectual Property.’
Professor Joanne Scott also steps up to a new role in the Department of Law this autumn. Professor Scott came to the EUI in April from her role at University College London (UCL), but becomes a full-time member of the faculty in September. From 1 September, Professor Scott is also co-director of the Academy of European law, together with Professors Claire Kilpatrick and Nehal Bhuta. ‘I’m delighted to return to the EUI, where I first arrived as a student in 1987 and as a Jean Monnet Fellow in 1998,’ Professor Scott said. ‘I’m thoroughly excited about working together with some of the brightest and most motivated students in European and international law and to forging productive links with colleagues across the EUI.’
Finally, Andrew Geddes, Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC), has also become a full-time professor at the EUI. Professor Geddes joined the MPC as a part-time Professor within the Schuman Centre in January 2017 whilst continuing his work at the University of Sheffield. His move to Florence now complete, Professor Geddes will be at the EUI full-time.