Cyber diplomats discuss security issues in Florence

The EUI’s School of Transnational Governance (STG), along with the European Union Institute of Security Studies (EUISS) and the EU Cyber Direct project organised the second meeting of the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue (ECDD2020). The event brought together policymakers and scholars to discuss the latest challenges in cyber security.

STG External Advisory Board visits Institute

The School of Transnational Governance's External Advisory Board recently held meetings at the Institute. The group met to discuss the advancements of the STG’s activities and its strategic development, especially in view of the launch of its Master of Arts Programme in Transnational Governance in September 2020. The STG's External Advisory Board is composed of 16 members and is chaired by Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University and Italian Senator for life.

Alumna Nadia Urbinati delivers Max Weber Lecture

EUI alumna and Columbia University political theorist Nadia Urbinati delivered the first Max Weber Lecture of 2020. In her talk, ‘The Populist Ambition’ she dissected the intricate relationship between populism, leadership and democracy, and discussed recent transformations in democracy. Read a short article about Professor Urbinati here.


Graduate Conference on Intellectual History

The Intellectual History Working Group in the EUI's Department of History will hold its first annual graduate conference, entitled 'Transcultural Conversations' on 23 and 24 January. The conference will bring doctoral students from across Europe to Villa Salviati to present their work and contextualise it within a  broader discussion on the evolving nature and direction of intellectual history. Dr. Rachel Hammersley of Newcastle University will deliver the keynote lecture.

LAW alumna becomes first female President of Constitutional Court


EUI LAW alumna Marta Cartabia has become the first woman to be elected President of the Constitutional Court of Italy. Dr. Cartabia obtained her Ph.D. from the EUI in 1993 and has since maintained a strong relationship with the Institute, participating in The State of the Union Conference, the Academy of European Law, and most recently, a strategic review of the Institute.



The construction of fatherhood: the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

by Alice Margaria

This volume, the published version of the author's 2015 EUI doctoral thesis in Law, examines how the European Court of Human Rights has responded to shifting practices and ideas of fatherhood. The book highlights the expressive powers of the Court, especially its role in producing and legitimising ideas about parenting and influencing the regulation of family life.

Behind-the-border policies: assessing and addressing non-tariff measures

edited by Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman 
This volume provides a contemporary overview of key issues related to non-tariff trade policy measures (NTMs) and domestic regulation. The contributors comprise a mix of leading trade policy experts - both academics and practitioners - and researchers who have specialized in the analysis of NTMs.

The right to dress: sumptuary laws in a global perspective, c.1200–1800

edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack

This volume, the first global history on the regulation of dress, brings together leading scholars on Asian, Latin American, Ottoman and European history. Their findings reveal the significance of sumptuary laws in medieval and early modern societies as a site of contestation between individuals and states and how dress as an expression of identity developed as a modern 'human right'.


2019 MEDAM Assessment Report. Rethinking EU migration and asylum policies: Managing immigration jointly with countries of origin and transit

by Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Lücke and Martin Ruhs

This report examines public preferences towards migration and asylum policy; the ways in which the EU and sending countries can cooperate on immigration and refugee policy; and the implications for cooperation and reform of the EU asylum system. The authors conclude that closer cooperation among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders.

European Journal of Legal Studies: The Brexit Negotiations and the May Government Special Issue

This special issue  of the EJLS assesses the legal and political dynamics during the last two years of EU and UK Brexit negotiations. The volume analyses key issues in the withdrawal negotiations and considers the reasons why the UK sought an extension of its EU membership in spring 2019. The complete issue is available in open access.