Department of Political and Social Sciences


Machiavelli Round Table

To celebrate 500 years since Niccolὸ Machiavelli wrote ‘The Prince’, Professor Martin Scheinin and researcher Harri Ruohomäki are organising a Round Table Conference on 18-19 October.

EUI professor elected to academy in Vienna

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 […]

Award for internet and human rights paper

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 […]

New School professor speaks at the EUI

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 […]

MIT professor leads surveillance workshop

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 […]

European Consortium for Sociological Research elects EUI chair

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 […]

SPS prof becomes member of Academia Europaea

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’.

EUI alumna wins promising research award

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 […]