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Looking for evidence in all the wrong places

In today’s working group meeting on the politics of cultural exchange, Luca Mola discussed a 2004 piece by Maxime Berg about the role of trade in European industrialization. Berg’s broad intention can be understood as a matter of contextualizing British industrial innovation within its trade relationships with the Orient. Stripped down to its skeleton, his argument is that imports […]

Why Internationalize?

As part of his (at-home) road-show to sell his plans for the institution, the President of the European University Institute, Joseph Weiler, has been touting a plan to increase the “internationalisation” of the EUI. He points out that the ideal of cross-national, cross-cultural study at the root of the EUI‘s founding has now been surpassed […]