Alumni round-up

      Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year. 1978 Edward Chaney (HEC 1978-1982), Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University, is a contributing author to the catalogue produced by the Jewish Museum Berlin for its retrospective ‘R.B. Kitaj […]

Law alumna wins International Law Office Award

Dr Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte (Law 1990-1995) has won the 2013 International Law Office’s International Client Choice Award for EU Competition Law. The winners  for 2013 were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received worldwide. The winners are profiled in the follow-up publications, the Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada 2013 and the […]

Max Weber lecture on viral engagement

On 17 April Archong Fung, professor at Harvard Kennedy School, will give a lecture on ‘Viral engagement: fast, cheap and broad, but good for democracy?’  The lecture, organised by the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies, will reflect on high profile online campaigns in 2011 and 2012. Fung will examine cases such as the shooting […]

Economics conference focusing on euro area

A one-day conference bringing together academics and economists to discuss the global economy, with a particular focus on the euro area. The event, on 26 April, is hosted by the Pierre Werner Chair Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

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 […]

Economics researcher awarded Ugo Foscolo Europe Research Fellowship

A fourth-year economics researcher has been awarded a two-year fellowship funded by UniCredit. The fellowship, announced on 25 February, will see Tommaso Oliviero move to the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance at the University of Naples Federico II. He takes up the post in October, which is renewable for a further two years.

Two alumni to enter academia in France

Following their thesis defences in December, two EUI law alumni have recently been qualified as lecturers in France. The National Council of Universities (Conseil National des Universités, CNU) announced on 22 February that Charlotte Beaucillon and François-Xavier Millet are two of the 46 selected academics in law. They are now eligible to apply for academic […]

Law researchers receive Fulbright Schuman grants

Two second-year researchers have been awarded Fulbright Schuman grants, which will see them move to New York in the autumn. Emmanuel De Groof, researching domestic transitional authorities, will spend one semester at New York University (NYU) School of Law within the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Anna Marhold, who works on international trade law, will […]

EUI alumnus named president of DIW Berlin

A former EUI economics researcher has been appointed president of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Marcel Fratzscher joined DIW Berlin on 1 February, after more than a decade at the European Central Bank (ECB). For the past four years he served as head of the ECB’s International Policy Analysis Division, a role […]

The beginning of a fiasco

In the first of this four-part series, we look back to the founding of Bar Fiasco. “I thought we should have something social rather than having to go to the bar in San Domenico, so I came up with the idea of setting up drinks on the terrace,” recalls Douwe Korff, a Dutch former researcher […]