Seminars Academic Year 2013-2014

The Department's year is divided into three terms, running from October to Christmas, from January to Easter, and from after Easter until the end of June. Seminars in the Department take several forms. Please check the departmental calendar for the exact dates.

In the first and second term, there are normally ten weekly meetings of two hours each. In the third term, there are (mainly, but not exclusively) intensive workshops/small conferences, usually of ten hours duration and often with visitors.

Please consult the Workshops and Conferences pages (tba) for details of workshops and conferences taking place during the academic year. See also the section on Special Intensive Courses.

To register for a seminar listed below, please either fill in the Seminar Registration Form and/or send an email to the organising administrative assistant, indicating the following details: Seminar Title, Professor, Researcher Status (e.g. 1st year SPS, Visiting Student, etc.) and Department.


(for all first-year researchers)


First Term Seminars

First Term: 02 September-20 December 2013

Second/Third Term Seminars

Second Term: 07 January-16 April 2014; Third Term: 28 April-27 June 2014



Special Intensive Courses 


Introduction to Data Analysis and STATA for Beginners

Researchers with no prior knowledge of quantitative analysis and STATA are strongly advised to follow this catch-up preparatory course for the Seminar "Introduction to Quantitative Methods", although no extra credits will be awarded.  

Organiser: Fabrizio Bernardi. Lecturers: Liliya Leopold and Enrique Hernandez


30 September 2013 (10:00 - 12:30), Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

1 October 2013 (10:00 - 12:30), Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

2 October 2013 (10:30 - 12:00), Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

3 October 2013 (13:30 - 16:00), Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

4 October 2013 (10:30 - 12:00), Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana


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Departmental Fellows Seminars 2013-2014

Once a month, the SPS department holds a special seminar in which Fernand Braudel, Max Weber, Jean Monnet, and Visiting Fellows present their fresh unpublished work. The seminar is open to the whole EUI academic community.

All sessions are planned to take place once a month, on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 14:00 

Please note the following dates in your calendar: 

Forthcoming Sessions:

16 October 2013: No session

20 November 2013:Dietmar Braun (Univ. Lausanne, currently Fernand Braudel Fellow)

11 December 2013: Michael Shalev (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

22 January 2014:  Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI Emeritus) "Islamic Democracy"

19 February 2014: no session

19 March 2014: Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (Univ. Nottingham, currently Fernand Braudel Fellow) "The perils of politicization: Public officials’ perception of bureaucracy and corruption in post-communist Europe"

16 April 2014: William Phelan (Trinity College, Dublin, currently Visiting Fellow) " The Two Trigger Strategies of International Trade Politics: “Measures Inconsistent with Treaty Requirements” and “Undermining the Application of Treaty Obligations by Domestic Courts” as Alternative Triggers for Inter-State Retaliation"

14 May 2014

18 June 2014

Organiser: Ulrich Krotz

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Page last updated on 08 April 2014