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Multidisciplinary Workshops by Max Weber Fellows 2017-2018

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The core of the Max Weber Programme’s multidisciplinary activities are the  Thematic Research Groups . These Groups are organized on an interdisciplinary basis and bring together Fellows from different disciplines who are working on a similar range of issues.

The Groups have the opportunity to organize one or two workshops each (either two half days or one full day), either in conjunction with a MW Lecturer (Master Classes) or another visiting expert (Multidisciplinary Workshops -MW- by MW Fellows). 

Upcoming workshops

trust mattersTrust matters 

20th April 2018, 9:45-17:45
Badia, Emeroteca  

Organisers: Raquel Barradas de Freitas (MW Fellow, LAW), Sergio Lo Iacono (MW Fellow, SPS), Marta Morvillo (MW Fellow, LAW), Carolin Schmitz (MW Fellow, HEC)


Trust matters in the lives of individuals and political communities. It matters whether or not individuals trust one another. It matters that citizens justifiably trust their democratic representatives, if they do trust them. It matters also, both morally and politically, whether an exercise of authority is based on a genuine claim to trustworthiness. 

As we witness a revival of an interest in trust in public life, politics, and the media, this is a particularly good moment for a group of scholars from different academic traditions and research fields to discuss the various dimensions of trust. On the one hand, political theorists and legal philosophers can benefit from drawing on the rich literature on trust in the social, cognitive, and economic sciences. On the other, new dimensions can be added to ongoing work of sociologists, historians, and economists by considering philosophical writings on the attitude of trust. There is much we can learn from each other. The workshop aims to contribute to a better understanding of trust and why it matters in personal relationships, social interactions, and political communities. 

Download the programme (pdf)




List of MW events by Max Weber Fellows for the academic year 2017-2018

  • 1- 2 March 2018, time tbc 
    Picking up after Brexit: Explaining and assessing the British exit from the European Union’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Aydin Yildirim, Robin Markwica, Marina Henke
  • ‘Regulatory Governance Colloquia’ – seminar sessions (VIlla Paola, Seminar Room, 14:00-16:00): 
    16 April 2018, Cedric Ryngaert (Universities of Utrecht and Leuven)
    25 April 2018, Anton Hemerijck (EUI-SPS) CANCELLED
    8 May 2018, Colin Scott (University College Dublin)
    22 May 2018, Alessandra Arcuri (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
    31 May 2018, Amy Cohen (Ohio State University)
    Organizers: Bernardo Rangoni, Matthew Canfield, Ioanna Hadjiyianni, Marta Morvillo, Gemma Scalise
  • 20 April 2018, 9:45-17:45
    ‘Trust Matters’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Raquel Barradas de Freitas, Sergio Lo Iacono, Marta Morvillo, Carolin Schmitz
  • 2 May 2018, time tbc
  • 'European Security in an Age of American Restraint'
    Organizers: Marina Henke, Paul van Hooft
  • 4 May 2018, all day
    ‘Modern Readings of Epicureanism - Political Receptions and the Politics of Reception’
    Badia, Theatre
    Preparatory seminar sessions: 
    12 March , Villa Paola, Seminar Room , 14:00-16:00 POSTPONED to 5 April
    5 April (same venue and time)
    Organizer: Jared Holley, Mirjam Dageförde, Jamil Mouawad, Federico Testa (AEUFAI-HEC)
  • 4 May 2018, time tbc
    ‘Fears of Trolls and Green Men: Does Hybrid Warfare Work, for Whom, and Where?’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Stefano Marcuzzi, Akisato Suzuki, Paul Van Hooft
  • 24 May, 9:00-18:00
    'What is corruption?'
    Badia, Seminar Room 4
    Organizers: Chiara Destri, Tine Gade, Vivian Gerrand, Tatyana Zhuravleva
  • 28 May 2018, time tbc
    ‘Taxation and Fiscal Policy’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Per Andersson, Alexandra Fotiou, Hanna Kleider, Andrea Papadia, Tomasz Zawisza, Zbigniew Truchlewski
  • 1 June 2018, time tbc
    ‘Peace from Locals’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Akisato Suzuki, Tine Gade, Vivian Gerrand
  • 12 June 2018, time tbc
    ‘National Political Communities and International Institutions’
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Organizers: Leon Castellanos, Madeleine Dungy 
  • 5 July 2018, time tbc 
    ‘The Role of  Image-Making in the Prevention of Violence’
    Badia, Emeroteca 
    Organizers: Vivien Gerrard, Saeed Bagheri, Tine Gade

Go to the past abstracts of the MW Fellows workshops 2011-2016


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