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Diverging Problems in the EU. 11th MWP-JMU graduate Symposium

diverging EU

10th April 2018, 10:00-18:00
Badia Fiesolana, Emeroteca


The Max Weber Programme and the James Madison University’s M.A. Program in European Union Policy Studies are pleased to announce the 11th Joint Graduate Symposium.

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 highlights ever diverging problems in the EU, including economic, social, political, and security issues. The symposium will culminate with a keynote lecture by Prof. François Foret, Professor of Political Science at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Symposium Organizers: Akisato Suzuki, Max Weber Programme, EUI, Caterina Paolucci, James Madison University in Florence

Download the programme (pdf)



Keynote lecture

Professor François Foret
(Université Libre de Bruxelles)

'The European Strategy against Radicalization: 
A Touchstone of the Diversity of National Religions'

About the speaker

François Foret is Professor of political science and Director of the Centre d’Etudes de la Vie Politique (Cevipol) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He was recently a visiting scholar at UCLA, Sciences Po Paris, Waseda University and the University of Cambridge.

His research interests are the symbolic dimensions of politics; comparative politics; the legitimization of the EU; interactions between culture and politics; religion and politics.

Among his last publications are: Religion and politics in the European Union. The Secular Canopy, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015; (ed.), Religion at the European Parliament and in European multi-level governance, London, Routledge, 2015.




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