Newsletter 1 Spring 2011


Appreciating Pompeu Fabra (the ‘Universitat’ and the man)

by Matthew Hoelle and Stéphanie Novak, Max Weber Fellows 2010-2011 In the first week of April, with six of our colleagues in the Max Weber Programme, we traded the weather, food, and sites of Florence for the weather, food, and sites of Barcelona as part of a teaching exchange hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra […]

Events – Hobbes

5th Classics Revisited Conference, 30 March 2011 by Michael Sevel, Max Weber Fellow 2010-2011 On March 30th, the Weber Fellows hosted the 5th Classics Revisited Conference on “Hobbes and the Modern State: A 21st Century Interdisciplinary Perspective”. Speakers included an impressive panel of Hobbes scholars and political theorists, from the EUI and beyond. Eleanor Curran […]

Events – Institutional Independence

Multidisciplinary Research Workshop, 6 April 2011, Villa La Fonte: “Non-majoritarian institutions: credibility, efficacy, embeddedness” by Yane Svetiev, Max Weber Fellow 2010-2011 The Max Weber Programme hosted an interdisciplinary workshop exploring the theme of Institutional Independence. The workshop, which was organised by members of the Law Academic Practice Group of the MWP and was supported by […]

Events – Crises Conference

 Learning from Global Economic Crises: Lessons for and from the Social Sciences, 11 May 2011, Villa la Fonte The upcoming conference on Global Economic Crisis is jointly organized by the Pierre Werner Chair (RSCAS) and the Max Weber Programme. Global economic crises, such as the European Crisis of 1931, or the still unresolved current crisis, […]

Events – June Conf.

Max Weber Programme Lustrum Conference, Villa la Fonte, 8-10 June 2011 The latin word lustrum refers both to a period of five years and to the celebratory ritual which marked such a period of rule and government. During this year’s Max Weber Fellows June Conference the programme celebrates its first five years of existence and […]