New partnership signed between EUI and IHEID

The European University Institute (EUI) has signed a strategic collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs. Read more about the agreement here.

Lecture on banks and the market

Sabine Lautenschläger, Executive Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB ,will deliver the lecture 'Banks and the Market' in an event co-organised by the Robert Schuman Centre's Florence School of Banking and Finance, the Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and the Fondazione CR Firenze. Read more and register here.

Roundtable: women in academia

Although progress towards gender equality has been made in the Academy, there is still a long way to go. To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, seven EUI academics will engage in a roundtable on 'Women in Academia: Sharing our experiences'. Participants include Deirdre Curtin, Giulia Dotti Sani, Laura Downs, Marta Fraile, Francesca Galli, Vivian Gerrand, Klarita Gërxhani, Marina Henke, Ellen Immergut, Brigid Laffan, Evi Pappa, Mishka Sinha, and Jennifer Welsh. All are welcome - please register.

Navi Pillay visits the Institute

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, visited the EUI on Friday 23 February. While here, she addressed fellows and researchers in the context of the School of Transnational Governance's initiative 'My Career' lecture series. Read more about her talk.

Save the date: The State of the Union 2018


The eighth edition of the EUI's annual The State of the Union conference will take place on 10-11 May 2018 at the Badia and in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The focus of the conference, 'solidarity in Europe', will bring together experts to discuss issues such as European economic, monetary and fiscal policies, social investment, defence and security, migration, climate change, and energy. In recent years, speakers have included Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier. The conference will be followed by an Open Day at the Historical Archives of the European Union on 12 May. The conference programme is now online.



The metaethics of constitutional adjudication

by Bosco Tripkovic

In this volume, the published version of Tripkovic's thesis, the author develops a theory of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication. He applies the notions of confidence and reflection to constitutional reasoning and maintains that the moral inquiry of the constitutional court ought to depart from the emotive intuitions of the constitutional community. The book casts new light on common constitutional dilemmas and allows us to envisage new ways of resolving them.

Roads not taken: an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt

by Alexander Etkind

A journalist, diplomat, and writer, William Christian Bullitt (1891–1967) negotiated with Lenin and Stalin, Churchill and de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek and Goering. He took part in the talks that ended World War I and those that failed to prevent World War II. Based on William Christian Bullitt’s unpublished papers and diplomatic documents from the Russian archives, this new biography presents Bullitt as one of the first politicians of the global era.

Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge

edited by Hanna Hodacks, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme

Contributors to this volume argue to re-centre Linnaean science and de-centre Linnaeus the man by exploring the ideas, practices and people connected to his taxonomic innovations. They focus on the circulation of Linnaean knowledge and contextualise it within eighteenth-century globalization, thereby providing innovative insights in the early modern history of science.

Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

Migration and Globalisation are intrinsically related processes. In this new Handbook, Anna Triandafyllidou brings together scholars from different world regions to discuss the social, cultural, political and economic interconnections between these two global processes that will shape our future.

Democratic inclusion

edited by Rainer Bauböck

Who has a claim to inclusion in a democratic political community? This volume addresses the theoretical and practical issues of access to citizenship for immigrants and non-resident citizens, with contributions and debate by leading academics in the field.