20th Conferring Ceremony

The twentieth European University Institute Conferring Ceremony took place at the Badia Fiesolana on 15 June 2018 at 15:00. Over ninety Ph.D. and LL.M. graduates received their degrees. Also awarded were two honoris causa doctorates, and the four dissertation prizes won by researchers from the four departments.  Read more about the ceremony.

Have crises encouraged European integraton?

Is the common assumption that crises have propelled the European Union towards deeper political and economic integration really true? Within the framework of the partnership agreement between the Robert Schuman Centre (RSC) and the European Parliament (EP), the RSC and the EP Research Service have organised a roundtable entitled 'The Development of European Integration: Crisis as Opportunity?' Interested participants may attend the videoconference either in Brussels or in Florence at the Villa Schifanoia. 20 June.

Malta joins the EUI

On Friday 8 June, the High Council of the EUI welcomed Malta as the 23rd contracting state to the Institute. The Ambassador of Malta in Rome Vanessa Frazier attended the morning session of the meeting. With Malta's accession to the Institute, prospective researchers from Malta will be able to apply to the EUI's graduate programmes in Economics, History, Law and Political and Social Sciences.

Annual Max Weber Programme June conference

The Max Weber Programme's 'June Conference' marks an important, annual occasion for intense, interdisciplinary discussion of social science research.  The 2018 conference, entitled 'States, societies and crises across time and space,' will bring together around 100 past and present fellows for three days of panel discussions on a vast range of topics in history, economics, and social and political sciences. 13 - 15 June. All are welcome - download the programme and register here.



Emotional choices: how the logic of affect shapes coercive diplomacy

by Robin Markwica

How do leaders react to coercive diplomacy? In this historical analysis, the author applies the logic of affect to Nikita Khrushchev's behavior during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and Saddam Hussein's decision-making in the Gulf conflict in 1990-91, offering a novel explanation for why U.S. coercive diplomacy succeeded in one case but not in the other.

Europe's Brexit: EU perspectives on Britain's vote to leave

edited by Tim Oliver

Covering the period from David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate the UK’s EU membership prior to the Referendum and closing with the triggering of Article 50, the book charts the individual member-states’ response to the UK’s referendum process and result. Each essay draws on the research of country experts and together they provide essential context for understanding the likely negotiating position of the European nations towards the UK at this historic juncture and a fascinating insight into their likely future relations with the UK.

Terrorism and European security governance

edited by Andreas Gofas

The threat of terrorism in Europe remains a source of much public anxiety, with 40% of Europeans perceiving the risk of a terrorist attack to be high, despite considerable counter-terrorism efforts made by NATO and the EU.  This short publication, available free of charge on open access, examines the problem of dealing with terrorism from four strategic points of view.

The EMU after the Euro Crisis: Lessons and possibilities, findings and proposals from the Horizon 2020 ADEMU project

edited by Ramon Marimon and Thomas F. Cooley

This eBook provides an overview of the findings and proposals of the Horizon 2020 ADEMU research project (June 2015 to May 2018), which aimed at reassessing the fiscal and monetary framework of the European Economic and Monetary Union in the wake of the euro crisis. Published by the CEPR Press, the ebook is available online and free of charge to registered readers here.