Department of Political and Social Sciences
Rainer Bauböck, professor of social and political theory and the EUI’s dean of graduate studies, has been elected a corresponding member abroad of the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna. The election recognises scholarly achievements and took place at the Academy’s annual meeting on 19 April. Bauböck is attached to the philosophical-historical class of the […]
Two EUI academics have won the best student paper award at the first International Conference on Internet Science, held in Brussels from 9 to 11 April. Andrea Calderaro, a research assistant at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, wrote the paper with Ben […]
On 20 May Professor Andrew Arato, from the New School for Social Research, will deliver a lecture on constitution-making in the Arab Spring. Arato is currently the New School’s Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory and he has taught at EHESS Paris and Sciences Po Paris. The event is co-organised by the […]
On 22 and 23 April, Professor Gary T Marx from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will run a workshop about surveillance and society. Marx will take a comparative approach to new technologies used for surveillance which cross national or other types of borders. The workshop will examine the cultural, ethical, political and social aspects of […]
Professor Fabrizio Bernardi has been elected chair of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). Bernardi took up the position in January and will coordinate the ECSR’s main activities such as awards, an annual conference and spring and summer schools. The professor will hold the position for three years. The ECSR, based at the University […]
Professor Donatella della Porta has been elected to Academia Europaea, a non-governmental European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, following a peer review selection process. Its members aim collectively ‘to promote learning education and research’.
A former researcher from the EUI’s Department of Political and Social Sciences has received the Theseus Award for Promising Research on European Integration. Theresa Kuhn won the awarded for her thesis, ‘Individual transnationalism and EU support. An empirical test of Deutsch’s transactionalist theory’, which she defended at the EUI in 2011. The award was presented […]