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Women in Leadership

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

Women may hold up half the sky but they hold up barely a ceiling tile when it comes to the FTSE 100’s boardrooms. Less than one in 10 executive directors at Britain’s top companies is a woman, research has revealed, and the situation is even bleaker in Germany and France. So what can be done to address this imbalance?

EUI Podcast: Women in Europe and the World

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Uncategorised

This year the State of the Union will address the theme of Women in Europe and the World. In a special podcast for International Women’s Day, Professor Brigid Laffan and PhD Law researcher Dieneke de Vos debate the challenges faced by women across the world today.
They discuss gender disparities in boardrooms, continuing sexual violence and where the future lies for the feminist movement. The podcast is moderated by Olivia Arigho-Stiles.

EUI Interviews: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Multimedia

“Feminism holds the most hope for the world”  EUI journalist Olivia Arigho-Stiles speaks to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the second woman to ever be appointed to the position. They discuss the efforts made by feminists to break down barriers against women as well as continued challenges to women’s […]

Citizenship: the 21st century civil rights struggle?

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

The right to vote is considered a cornerstone of liberal democracy. But who wields the franchise depends on who holds citizenship. Securing this prized citizenship is often considered the ultimate indicator of happy integration into a new country; the zenith of the immigrant made-good story. As Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the […]

The resurgence of the French far-right

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

Is France witnessing the apogee of electoral neo-fascism? In the wake of the sensational electoral victory secured by the extreme-right Front National (FN) in the first round of this month’s regional elections, this question no longer seems overly provocative.The Islamophobic and stridently anti-EU party topped the polls after the first round of voting.

EUI Podcast debates: COP21

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Multimedia

Jordi Teixido-Figueras, Martina Bozzola and Stefano Verde from the Florence School of Regulation (FSR)`research team at the EUI discuss the successes and failures of the COP21 climate change agreement in Paris. Moderated by Olivia Arigho-Stiles.

Bridging the Gulf

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

The Gulf is one of the most diverse and complex regions for global policymakers. Sensitive to the increasing importance of the Gulf region for the European Union in particular, Jean Monnet Fellow Luigi Narbone and Martin Lestra, a PhD researcher at the EUI, are the co-editors of an eBook exploring the major themes colouring debates on the Gulf for policymakers and academics.

A new state of being: citizenship in rebuilt nations

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

When states dissolve and national borders are re-sketched, what happens to the inhabitants caught within? To those who are in the nation, but not of the nation? This is an over-arching theme in Jelena Džankić’s book Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. Džankić is a Fellow at the EUI’s European University Democracy Observatory […]