Spring 2014 events

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Central and Eastern European Judges under the EU Influence: The Transformative Power of Europe Revisited on the 10th Anniversary of Enlargement

The Conference brings together national judges, international judges and academics to discuss, inter alia: What has been the “transformative power” of EU law on the reasoning and ideologies of Central European countries’ judiciary? What has been the impact of EU membership on their institutions? How can we explain the radical change of approach of some initially “Euro-friendly” Constitutional Courts that in recent times have questioned the constitutionality of EU acts and even a judgement of the ECJ? What are the cultural and political reasons of the backsliding on rule of law and constitutional guarantees in some of the Central and Eastern European countries following the accession?

Sala Europa, 12-13 May
Villa Schifanoia
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Lecture: James Hathaway on the EU’s Dublin Regulation

In recent years, states have adopted a variety of policies – ranging from unilateral rules on “direct flight” and “safe third countries” to formal multilateral arrangements such as the EU’s Dublin Regulation – that purport to designate a refugee’s first country of arrival as solely responsible to assess her protection needs. But is the underlying assumption of these regimes that a refugee may be forced to seek protection in some country other than that to which she has travelled actually lawful?  James C. Hathaway, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan since 1998, is a leading authority on international refugee law whose work is regularly cited by the most senior courts of the common law world.

Sala Europa, 20 May. 16:30 – 18:30
Villa Schifanoia
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Ten Years of the New Europe: Conference on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Enlargement

A joint conference organised by the Department of Social and Political Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the conference aims to understand and assess the impact of the European Union on the new Member States. Conversely, it will also examine the influence the new member states have had on the EU as a whole, on its policies, governance and institutions.  The conference will also consider enlargement’s impact on continental geopolitics as well as the economic integration and enlargement of the single market.

Teatro, 29-30 May
Badia Fiesolana
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Virtù, Justice, Force. On Machiavelli and some of his readers

Carlo Ginzburg, Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, will deliver a lecture organised by the Department of History and Civilization.

Sala Europa, 13 June. 9:00 – 13:00
Villa Schifanoia
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Max Weber Lecture: Roger Myerson

University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson will speak on how  moral-hazard agency theory and the economics of information can provide a better understanding of macroeconomic instability.

Refectory, 18 June. 17:00-18.30
Badia Fiesolana
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