Posts Tagged ‘School of Transnational Governance’

Building South Sudan

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles, Uncategorised

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. After nearly 99% of eligible voters opted to secede from Sudan in 2011, people like William Lochi set about putting in place the building blocks that he and many others hoped would lead to South Sudan becoming a successful democracy. Progress has been fitful thus far, marred by on-off civil conflict and political upheaval. However Lochi, the Deputy-Secretary General of the South Sudanese government, remains optimistic that South Sudan’s future is bright. In Florence to undertake a Young Policy Leader fellowship at the School of Transnational Governance, Lochi hopes to return to Juba with a fresh perspective on governing and policymaking in his fledgling home country.

Closa: What next for Catalonia in 2018?

Written by Carlos Closa. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions

For Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, fresh regional elections at the end of 2017 were supposed to lift a cloud of political uncertainty that has shrouded Catalonia for the past six months. However, Professor Carlos Closa writes in EUI Times, the inconclusive results of those elections mean that there is no end in sight for one of Europe’s most testing political crises in recent memory.

Carlos Closa is Part Time professor at the School of Transnational Governance. He recently edited the volume Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the European Union. Troubled Membership (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Europe facing a ‘Sputnik moment’, says EU Commissioner Moedas

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current features, Features

For Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, the series of crises which Europe has endured over the past decade has felt like being repeatedly ‘punched in the stomach’. Speaking at the opening of the School of Transnational Governance at Villa Salviati on October 4th, he told the audience that Europe is facing a uniquely challenging moment, ‘a time when change is needed, and complacency must give way to action.’