Posts Tagged ‘Department of History and Civilization’

Solidarity in development?

Written by Corinna Unger. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions

How do historical experiences of development solidarity and foreign aid contribute to policy realities in the present? Ahead of chairing a panel on the subject at The State of the Union 2018, Professor Corinna Unger writes that we can learn a great deal about the process of development and its place in the future by looking backwards.

Corinna Unger is Professor of Global and Colonial History in the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI. Her panel at The State of the Union 2018 is entitled ‘Solidarity in Development? Historical Experiences and Present Concerns with Economic Stability and Political Security across Borders’.

The European Union at Sixty

Written by Federico Romero. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions

Federico Romero

‘Progress is never linear, much less granted once and for all.’ Professor Federico Romero uses the Treaty of Rome Anniversary to reconsider how the EC/EU ‘nurtured – inadvertently, myopically, smugly – the frustrated discontent that now threatens it.’

Professor Federico Romero is Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration at the European University Institute. He is also Director of the ERC project Looking West: The European Socialist Regimes Facing Pan-European Cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s), and co-directs the Alcide de Gasperi Centre for Research. He will chair a debate on ‘The European Union at Sixty’ at The State of the Union. 4-6th May 2017.

Seceding in the union

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current features, Features

What do secession and independence mean in today’s world, what drives regions in a globalised world to put up additional borders? What do these regions want when they talk of secession, and what are the potential pitfalls of becoming an independent nation?

After the Arab Spring

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current features, Features

The Arab Spring forced a host of undemocratic leaders from office across the region, greeted by jubilant crowds from Tripoli to Tahir Square and beamed around the globe by the world’s media. Now the dictators and the news crews have gone, the hard work of rebuilding countries after years of monopolised power has been met with a mixture of success and shortcomings

A culture of thought

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Professor Stéphan Van Damme has published A toutes voiles vers la vérité : une autre histoire de la philosophie au temps des Lumières, the third volume of his trilogy re-addressing the cultural history of philosophy.

The laws of war

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Profiles

Boyd van Dijk is a first year researcher in the Department of History and Civilization. His work centres on the Fourth Geneva Convention