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The Past, Present, and Future of the EU: Multidimensional Perspectives


Max Weber Programme and

James Madison University

10th Graduate Symposium

7th April 2017, 10:00-18:00EUI, Badia Fiesolana, Emeroteca 



The symposium gives JMU’s MA students in European Union Policy Studies an opportunity to present and discuss their own research with Max Weber Fellows and the wider EUI community in an academic setting. This year, the symposium discusses the past, present, and future of the EU through multidimensional perspectives including economy, national/international security, and European/foreign affairs.

The symposium will end with a keynote lecture by Professor Stefano Bartolini, Peter Mair Chair in Comparative Politics in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at EUI titled 'The European Parliament: obstinate but obsolete?'

Stefano Bartolini, (1952) has been teaching at the University of Bologna (1976), the European University Institute (1979 and 2004), Florence (1985); Trieste (1990), Geneva (1991). He has directed the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI (2006). He is currently ‘Peter Mair’ Professor in Comparative Politics in the SPS department of the EUI, Florence. His research interests focus on Western European political development, comparative methodology, institutional analysis, European integration and empirical political theory. His most recent books include Restructuring Europe. Centre formation, system building and political structuring between the nation state and the EU (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005); The Role of Parties in Twenty- First Century Politics. Responsive and Responsible (edited with Luciano Bardi and Alexander H. Trechsel, London, Routledge, 2015);  The Political, forthcoming (2018).

Download the conference programme (pdf)


Akisato Suzuki, Max Weber Programme at EUI, [email protected]

Trajche Panov, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at EUI, [email protected]

Caterina Paolucci, James Madison University in Florence, [email protected]


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