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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 seminars usually take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, at 16.30 in Sala Triaria in Villa Schifanoia.

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.

Suggestions for topics and speakers for the seminar are welcome, please contact Prof. Philipp Genschel or Prof. David Levine.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.




On 25 September 2019, Pieter Judson (EUI Department of History and Civilization) kicked off the Schuman Centre Seminar Series with the Yves Mény Annual Lecture on "What the Habsburg Empire got Right and Why it Matters."


On 26 September 2018, we launched the Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series with the Yves Mény Annual Lecture on 'The Global Reach of EU Law: The EU as an international legal actor' by Marise Cremona. 


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 Civilization 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.

Page last updated on 29 April 2021

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