Posts Tagged ‘Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies’

Monitoring racism

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles

From Europe to Myanmar, the world is in the grips of a racism emergency. Exacerbating the crisis is a lack of information. Despite there being a cornucopia of important and insightful academic research on and about racism and anti-racism, there has been nowhere for the vast majority of people to access it. Until now. MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism is a new online multimedia magazine and portal that aims to become the go-to source for research-based public debate on racism, housed at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and part of its Global Governance Programme. Ahead of its launch this week, EUI Times spoke with MONITOR’s editor, Monica Gonzalez-Correa, about what inspired the magazine, and why its intervention is so important in the current moment.

Reassessing the Brexit battleground

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current events, Current features, Events, Features


Despite the fogginess of the British government’s approach to Brexit, there is little desire among the electorate to see the referendum played out again, according to Matthew Goodwin, a politics professor and Brexit expert from the University of Kent. Speaking at an event organised by the Migration Policy Centre at the Schuman Centre last week, Goodwin pointed out that there has been little change in public opinion towards Brexit in the eighteen months since the referendum. In fact, if anything, Leavers and Remainers’ positions have hardened. After delivering his lecture at Villa Schifanoia, Goodwin sat down with EUI Times, to discuss what comes next for Britain and the EU, and how we got here in the first place.

Matthew Goodwin is Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and a Senior Visiting Fellow at Chatham House. His new book, ‘Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union’, was published earlier this year.

Rebuilding trust in experts after Brexit

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current features, Current profiles, Features, Profiles

Jean Pisani-Ferry

‘The paradox of our times,’ according to Jean Pisani-Ferry, is that people are more educated than ever before, yet ‘distrust’ in expert opinion has never been stronger. Speaking to EUI Times after participating in the first of the Schuman Centre’s ‘Conversations for the Future of Europe’, on how to structure a post-Brexit Europe, Professor Pisani-Ferry argues that institutions like the EUI have a fundamental role to play in rebuilding the public’s trust in the relationship between science and politics.

Jean Pisani-Ferry is a professor of economics with Sciences Po Paris and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and he holds the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa chair of the European University Institute in Florence. In the first half of 2017, Pisani-Ferry served as Director for Programme and Ideas for Emmanuel Macron’s successful presidential campaign.

Punish Russia – just not like this

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features

Anthony Gardner

On Tuesday, the United States Congress voted by 413 to three in favour of a bill which will both increase sanctions on Russia and weaken the power of the President to revoke such measures. Former US Ambassador Anthony Gardner has urged his ‘friends in Congress’ to be tough on Russia, but not at the expense of US-EU relations. ‘I think [punishing Russia] is absolutely the right objective, I just think that the tools used here were the wrong ones,’ he said. ‘We [Americans] really should be working with the EU’.

Terror and counter terror: Europe’s security dialectic

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features, Uncategorised

The landscape of terror and counter-terrorism in Europe is changing fast. There is innovation on both sides, with extremist and security measures evolving in turn. But a recent spate of attacks suggests that security services are struggling to keep up with the quantity of information on threats in a digital age. At a recent conference at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, security experts reflected on the challenges of twenty-first-century counter-terrorism.

Empowering women in the EU and beyond

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features

GlobalStat Director Gaby Umbach

GlobalStat is a public information tool which collects data through collaboration with more than eighty International institutions and entities, including the IMF, OECD, Transparency International and the World Bank. The project is based at the European University Institute and, in particular, benefits from the EUI’s Global Governance Programme’s research. It aims to create transparent and accessible information on developments in a globalised world. Political scientist Gaby Umbach is director of GlobalStat at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

The new normal

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles

Andrew Geddes

Andrew Geddes took up the Chair in Migration Studies and role of Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in January 2017. His current research, supported by an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council, focuses on inter and intra-regional comparison of migration governance with a focus on Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. He is also a speaker at The State of the Union 2017.

An interview with the President

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features

Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the EUI

Professor Renaud Dehousse became President of the European University Institute on 1 September 2016. At the end of the EUI’s 40th birthday celebrations, where does the President place the EUI in the landscape of European higher education, and what plans does he have for the future?

Shifting Discourse: From Sympathy to Stigma

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles

Ruth Wodak

In Europe, the influx of asylum seekers last year was initially accompanied by an outpouring of heartfelt public sympathy. Ordinary citizens offered up clothes, toiletries and even their spare rooms to asylum seekers. But in recent months, policymakers, reacting to their polities, have hardened their stance to favour the expulsion of refugees rather than open arms.

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.