Max Weber Lectures in Villa la Fonte (2006-2013)




  • 17 October 2007
    Roger Guesnerie, Collège de France
    "Global Warming and the Design of Climate Policies"
  • 21 November 2007 
    Perry Anderson, Department of History, UCLA 
    "Theories of European Integration: a Geoculture"
  • 19 December 2007 
    Deirdre McCloskey, Departments of History, Economics, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago 
    "Bourgeois Towns: How Capitalism Became Virtuous, 1600-1776"
  • 16 January 2008 
    Eric Posner, University of Chicago Law School 
    "The Rise of Global Legalism"
  • 13 February 2008
    Carlo Ginzburg, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa 
    "Fear, Reverence, Terror - Reading Hobbes Today"
  • 5 March 2008
    Dieter Grimm, Humboldt University, Berlin 
    "Broadcasting Regulation between National Constitutional and European Community Law"
  • 19 March 2008 
    Adam Przeworski, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
    "From Representative Institutions to Democracy"
  • 16 April 2008
    Thomas J. Sargent, Department of Economics, New York University and Hoover Institution, Stanford , CA 
    "Evolution versus Intelligent Design in Macroeconomics"
  • 21 May 2008 
    Richard Layard , Department of Economics, London School of Economics 
    "Social Science and Causes of Happiness and Misery"
  • 19 June 2008
    Jean Comaroff, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago 
    "Nietzsche and Neopentecostalism: The World After Weber?"


  • 24 September 2008
    Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton & Nobel Prize in Economics 2007 
    "On Mechanism Design"
  • 15 October 2008 
    Ute Frevert, Director of the Max Planck Institut, Berlin
    "Does Trust have a history?”  
  • 19 November 2008 
    Jared Diamond, Department of Geography, UCLA 
    "Lessons from the Past: How Societies Have Failed or Succeeded "  
  • 17 December 2008 
    Torsten Persson, Director of the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm
    "State Capacity, Conflict and Development"  
  • 28 January 2009 
    Christine Jolls, Yale University Law School 
    "The New Behavioral Law and Economics"  
  • 18 February 2009 
    Gosta Esping-Andersen, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    "How Women Changed the World"  
  • 18 March 2009
    Barry Weingast, Department of Political Science, Stanford University 
    "Why Developing Countries Prove So Resistant to the Rule of Law"
  • 15 April 2009 - Cancelled
    Mireille Delmas-Marty, Collège de France, Paris 
    "Ordering Pluralism: In the Land of Orderly Clouds"  
  • 20 May 2009 
    David Levine, Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis 
    "Is Behavioural Economics Doomed?"  
  • 10 June 2009 
    Charles S. Maier, Department of History, Harvard University 
    "Between Social Science and Surprise: Abiding Dilemmas of Historical Explanation"





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