Three meanings of Brexit

Max Weber Lecture by Kalypso Nicolaides (University of Oxford) 26 October 2016, 17:00-19:00, Badia – Refettorio Chair: Alex Katsaitis (Schuman Centre) Presenter: Brigid Laffan (Director of the Schuman Centre) Abstract: I will discuss three meanings of brexit – starting with a definition of “meaning” as narrative, as opposed to explanation, rationalisation or implication. Meanings matter, I argue, […]

Recent Italian Politics in Historical Perspective

New Year welcome back talk by Paul Ginsborg (University of Florence) 14 January 2015, 17:00-19:00 Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia Paul Ginsborg is a leading authority on contemporary Italy. He taught European Politics at Cambridge University, before moving to Italy in 1992 to take up the chair of contemporary European History at the University of Florence. […]

On Aggression: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in Post-Nazi Germany

Max Weber Lecture By Dagmar Herzog, City University of New York 10 December 2014, 17:00-18:30,  Badia, Theatre   Dagmar Herzog is distinguished professor of history and the Daniel Rose Faculty scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has published extensively on the histories of sexuality and gender, theology and religion, Jewish–Christian relations and Holocaust memory. She gives particular attention in her research to methodological […]

Poverty Research Workshop

Friday 5 December 2014, 9:15-17:00 MWP Common Room. Badia   Abstract: The “Poverty Research Workshop” aims to establish an inter-disciplinary discussion on poverty research, the future directions and uses of a poverty research network, and ways in which academic practice can be linked to society today. There will be a number of speakers from a […]

Incentives for Public Service Delivery

  Max Weber Lecture by Oriana Bandiera, LSE Wednesday 19 November 2014, 17:00-18:30 Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia European University Institute Oriana Bandiera is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of the Suntory and Toyota International Centers for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). She is an internationally renowned expert of […]