Upcoming Events Winter 2014

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Imperial Soft Power and Governance beyond Borders: The EU’s relations with North Africa and the Middle East

Thursday 23 January 2014, 0900 – 1530
Non EUI premises

Jointly organised by the Copenhagen Business School (CPH) and the ERC-funded BORDERLANDS project at the EUI, the conference aims at testing the conceptualisation of the EU’s relations with North Africa and the Middle East in terms of EU imperial power and governance beyond borders.

Organiser: Professor Raffaella A. Del Sarto


Should Central Banks Save Failing Banks? Insights From the 1889 Crisis

Monday 27 January 2014, 17:00 – 19:00
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia.

This lecture looks at the banking crisis of 1889, when the Banque de France quickly intervened, ensuring that a run on the Comptoir d’Escompte, one of the largest banks in France, did not turn into a general panic. Subsequent ‘lifeboat’ or ‘bailout’ tactics have led to criticism over the potential ‘moral hazard’ causing bigger loses down the line. However, in 1889, management and directors were compelled to absorb the loses and many lost their jobs and faced further penalties.

Speaker: Professor Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur (EHESS, Paris)


Max Weber Lecture: Making Sense of the Past and Future Politics of Global Warming in the United States

Wednesday 19 February 2014, 1700 – 1900
Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

With Democrats and Republicans firmly entrenched in their respective camps the opportunity for environmental legislation is currently extremely small. But are those in favour of increased environmental policy ready to act if a new opportunity arises, and if not, how can they organize and rally support?

Speaker: Professor Theda Skocpol (Harvard University)


Academy of Global Governance: Principles of Equality and Challenges of Discrimination. Problems and Effective Remedies

2-4 April 2014

This Executive Training provides the conceptual and normative basis of the struggle for equality and against discrimination through study of concrete cases. It illustrates steps taken to combat ethnic, national, racial, and religious forms of discrimination, at international, regional and national levels. It assesses the progress made so far and discusses how there can be policy transfer and learning among different countries within and beyond Europe.

Deadline for application: 2 March 2014.

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