Oral history research subject of international summer school

Professors Luisa Passerini (Director of the BABE project, EUI) and Mary Marshall Clark (Director of Columbia University's Center for Oral History Research) brought together historians from around the world for a two week summer school on oral history research this past June, at the EUI.  Read more about their work, the method, and what oral history accounts add to traditional narratives of historical events, in EUI Times.

MEDirections events bring global perspectives


Experts on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region gathered at the EUI last week for two key events. The Middle East Directions Programme conference and summer school examined the challenges facing the region and critically assessed policy responses. The summer school, organised in collaboration with the School of Transnational Governance, was ‘an opportunity to open up reflection on policy terms,' in the region, said Professor Dehousse. Read more.

School of Transnational Governance


The School of Transnational Governance (STG) will launch in September 2017. ‘It has strong support and resources from the High Council and the Erasmus + Programme,’ President of the European University Institute Renaud Dehousse told staff during a Town Hall meeting on 7 July. Professor Miguel Maduro, the school’s Director, set out his agenda for the centre at the same occasion. The school will create greater impact for the EUI’s research, he said. Find out more.

The Academy of European Law Summer schools welcome worldwide guests


The Academy of European Law (AEL) summer schools have once again welcomed legal experts from around the world to study at the EUI. ‘Every year, the summer school here attracts a multinational, well-qualified group with a diverse range of perspectives,’ said Professor Nehal Bhuta. The European law summer school, held at Villa Salviati for the first time, runs until 14 July. Read more on EUI Life.

Terror and counter terror


After a spate of recent terror attacks in European cities, security experts gathered at the EUI to discuss counter-terror strategies. New data revealed that the internet has a limited role in radicalization, whilst there is a growing connection between radicalisation and petty crime. Europol and European Commission counter-terror experts told the Schuman Centre event that EU member states need to share information better to prevent terror attacks. Read more in EUI Times.



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