Alumni round-up

Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year. 1976 Bryant Garth  (LAW 1976-1979) announces that he has stepped down after seven years as dean of Southwestern Law School.  Now on sabbatical, he’ll be joining the University of California-Irvine Faculty of Law and can […]

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 […]

EUI launches Volunteer Connection

The EUI has initiated a programme to create links between researchers and associations looking for volunteers. Organised by Anna Coda Nunziante, assistant at the Department of History and Civilization, EUI Volunteer Connection aims to match researchers’ skills with opportunities in Florence. “I thought it would be interesting because people say that the EUI is isolated […]

EUI's new president announced

The EUI High Council has named Professor Joseph Weiler, former EUI professor and currently at New York University (NYU) School of Law, as the Institute’s new president. Professor Weiler will begin his term as president on 1 September 2013, when the president ad interim Marise Cremona will return to her full-time position as professor at […]

Best thesis award for former fellow

A former Max Weber fellow has received the Best Thesis Award by the Franco-German University, for her work “Europeanization of party competition in France, German and the UK (1986-2009)”. Isabelle Guinaudeau defended her thesis in 2011, before spending a year at the EUI as a fellow where she researched French law-making in taxation, nuclear energy […]

Historical Archives aides award-winner

An academic from the University of Strasbourg has won the 2012 Jean-Baptiste Duroselle award for her PhD thesis, which she completed after researching at the Historical Archives of the European Union. Maria Gainar received a  Sörensen grant to visit the archives at the EUI campus in 2011, for her thesis examining the beginning of European political […]

History thesis wins translation award

An alumnus from the Department of History and Civilization has won an award to have his published thesis translated into English. Rengenier Rittersma defended his German-language thesis, “‘Da Capo’. Das Nachleben des Grafen Lamoraal von Egmont (1522-1568) in es europaeischen Kulturgeschichte bis zur Weimarer Klassik: eine mythogenetische Studie”, at the EUI in 2006. The work […]

Freedom of expression and human rights seminar

The director for international freedom of expression at the Washington-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a rights organisation working on technology, will run a seminar at the EUI on 12 December. Jillian C York, formerly based at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will be speaking about government control of the internet and how different […]