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Schuman Centre's Seminar Series

The Schuman Centre's Seminars bring together faculty and fellows of the Centre to discuss work-in-progress and participate in debates on topical issues.

The sessions alternate between the presentations of research projects of the Schuman Centre's post-doctoral fellows, giving them an opportunity to present their projects to, and to receive feedback from, a broad audience from various disciplinary backgrounds, and presentations and debates with internal and external speakers on a variety of topics.

The Seminars are open to the public but subject to registration and space availability.

The Yves Mény Annual Lectures



Since 2014 the Robert Schuman Centre honours its first Director, Yves Mény, with its annual lecture to mark the beginning of the academic year and to launch the Schuman Centre's Seminar Series. Yves Mény was the first Director of the Robert Schuman Centre from 1993 to 2001.

The 2019-20 Yves Mény Annual Lecture will take place on 25 September on 'What the Habsburg Empire got Right' and Why it Matters" by Professor Pieter M. Judson.


Launch of the Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series:
The Yves Mény Annual Lecture 'The Global Reach of EU Law: The EU as an international legal actor'

Wed 26 Sep 2018 16.00 - 17.30, Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia


On 28 September 2017 the Annual Lecture on 'The Drivers of Migration Governance' was delivered by Andrew Geddes, Director of the Migration Policy Centre. 

On 28 October 2016 the Annual Lecture focused on Jihadism. 'Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism & Education' was delivered by Diego Gambetta, Professor of Social Theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences.


The second Annual Lecture on 'Europe's Financial Capitals Since the Early Twentieth Century' was given on 23 September 2015 by  Youssef Cassis, Professor of Economic History and Joint Chair Schuman Centre/History and Civilisation Department. 


The first Yves Mény Annual Lecture on 'How to Think About Contemporary Middle East?' was delivered by  Professor Olivier Roy, Joint Chair Schuman Centre/Department of Political and Social Sciences, on 24 September 2014.   


The Yves Mény Annual Lectures are open to the public but subject to registration and space availability. They are also web-streamed.

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