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Worlds of Civil War: Globalizing Civil War in the Late Twentieth Century

Max Weber Occasional Talk
Jointly organized with the Department of History and Civilization
David Armitage
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
21 May 2015, 17:00-19:00
Badia, Emeroteca



This paper critically examines the “globalization” of civil war in three distinct, but overlapping, ways. First, civil wars became global phenomena, seemingly distributed across all parts of […]


Thomas Hobbes and the Person of the State

Max Weber Lecture
Quentin Skinner
(Queen Mary University London)
20 May 2015, 17:00-19:00
Badia, Refettorio




Nowadays when we speak about the state we generally use the term simply to refer to an apparatus of power.  As a result — at least in Anglophone political theory — ‘state’ and ‘government’ have become virtually synonymous terms.  My […]


The Postsecular Turn: Enlightenment, Tradition, Revolution

MW Occasional Talk
Jointly organized with the project ReligioWest
Agata Bielik-Robson (University of Nottingham)
14 May 2015, 17:00-19:00
Badia, Emeroteca


The aim of this lecture is to give a general and accessible overview of the so called ‘post-secular’ turn in contemporary humanities.

The main idea behind the post-secular turn is that it constitutes an answer to the crisis […]