A former special advisor to Human Rights Watch (HRW) and past consultant to Oxfam will join the Department of Law in September.
The Swiss Chair Professor in Federalism and Democracy will spend the academic year at the celebrated US institution.
Two professors will join the Department of History and Civilization (HEC) this September, focusing on gender history and comparative history of Europe.
Four professors will join the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) this September, bringing with them research projects and expertise in areas such as Islamic extremism and European education.
Giovanni Federico has been nominated president-elect of the European Historical Economics Society. He will take up the office in 2013.
The annual scientific award in memory of Urmas Sepp of the Bank of Estonia (€2300) goes to Aleksei Netsunajev , a third year researcher of the Economics Department.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti joined EUI researchers and fellows on Thursday 6 September to discuss the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the region, drawing on the rise of extreme political views and the challenges to democracy.
The European Commissioner for Home Affairs said in June that EU member states were too concerned with border and economic security to fulfil their duty to support the Arab Spring, and pushed for a Europe-wide migration policy.
Latvia’s former president told an audience at the EUI that the Eurozone crisis is “a serious threat to the survival of European democracy,” as citizens are increasingly drawn to solutions offered by extremist political parties.