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“With very little, you can change a lot”: An Interview with Martina Francesca Ferracane, STG Policy Leaders Fellow

Written by Kathryn Carlson. Posted in Current profiles, Features, Profiles

Between an NGO in Sicily of which she is the founder and president, running her startup as CEO, and an associateship at a think tank in Brussels writing on digital trade, data protection and cybersecurity, it’s a surprise that Martina Ferracane even has time to meet me. Not to mention the task of completing her Hamburg University Ph.D. in the next few months as a Policy Leaders Fellow at EUI.

What is the problem with religion? Towards a Mediterranean dialogue

Written by Kathryn Carlson. Posted in Current features, Features

Panelists from 'What's the Problem with Religion'.

In a September event held in Florence’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, leading figures from religion, government, diplomacy and academia met for a panel discussion on the problems faced – or perhaps caused – by contemporary religion in Europe. The roundtable took place as part of the Mediterranean Dialogues series organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. The dialogue series is aimed at promoting a positive dialogue on Mediterranean issues.