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Will the UK Remain an Attractive Place for Foreign Academics After Brexit?

By on March 7, 2017

By Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (Law Fellow 2011-12) , Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, London (*) Answering this question, requires us first to understand the reasons why, in spite of the multitude of inconveniences that émigré scholars face, the UK was, until the announcement of the outcome of the EU referendum, an attractive place […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict

By on July 11, 2016

Max Weber Lecture by Reva Siegel (Yale University) 16 March 2016, 17:00-19:00 Badia, Refettorio Summary by MW Fellow Byliana Petkova (LAW 2015-2017) Yale Law School Professor Reva Siegel’s lecture, titled ‘Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict’, gave a rich account of social mobilization and counter-mobilization, the role of judicial […]

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Alternative voices on the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

By on December 2, 2015

By Katharina Lenner (MW RSCAS Fellow 2015-2016) and Bashar Al-Khatib

Over the past five years we have been privy to many private and professional conversations about refugees in Jordan, as well as being avid observers of official and media discourse on the Syrian refugee crisis. During this time we have often felt that critical voices were missing from these discussions, voices in solidarity with the refugees rather than across from them, and we hoped for an opportunity to somehow give them a platform from which to speak.

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Disassembling Archaeology, Reassembling the Modern World: Questions and Possibilities

By on May 28, 2015

A workshop to take place on 4 June 2015 Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence Organised by: Stéphane Van Damme (Professor of History of Science, European University Institute and William Carruthers (Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute) In recent years, historians of archaeology have started to identify the main steps in the genealogy […]

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