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Max Weber Master Classes

The Master Classes are seminars in which the Max Weber Lecturers discuss their recent work.

The Master Classes are seminars in which the Max Weber Lecturers discuss their recent work.

The classes are hosted by the Thematic Research Group sponsoring each lecture and occasionally open to other members of the EUI.

They are usually held on the Thursday following the Max Weber Lecture between 10:00 and 12:00 in the MWP Seminar Room unless stated otherwise in the programme.


Past Master Classes overview

  • 17 October 2019
    Valerie Jane Bunce (Cornell University)
    "Removing Authoritarian Leaders from Office", 10.00-12.00, Seminar Room 3 (Badia)

  • 21 November 2019
    Richard Whatmore (University of St Andrews)
    "Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment", 10.00-12.00, Seminar Room (Villa Paola)

  • 16 January 2020
    Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University)
    10.00-12.00, Seminar Room (Villa Paola)

  • 20 February 2020
    Marie-Janine Calic (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)
    "Writing the history of Southeastern Europe in a global perspective", 10.00-12.00, Emeroteca (Badia)

  • 05 March 2020 - CANCELLED
    Ruud Koopmans (WZB Berlin; Humboldt University Berlin)
    "The role of discrimination and culture for ethnic inequalities in the labor market. Diverging results of regression and experimental studies and how they can be squared", 09.30-11.30, Seminar Room (Villa Paola)

  • 15 April 2020, 15:00-16:00
    Waltraud Schelkle (London School of Economics and Political Science)
    "Is the COVID-19 crisis really so different from the financial crisis?"
    Online event. 

  • 21 May 2020, 10:00-12:00
    Mariana Mazzucato (University College London)

  • 28 May 2020, 10:00-12:00
    Axel Honneth (Columbia University; Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

  • 18 October 2018, 10:00-12:00
    Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona, Institute of Advanced Studies Toulouse)
    The Nature of Procedural Equality in Markets
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 15 November 2018, 10:00-12:00
    Catheine Schenk (University of Oxford)
    The Consequences of Financial Deregulation: reassessing the London "Big Bang" of 1986
    Badia, Emeroteca

  • 6 December 2018, 10:00-12:00
    Neil Walker (The University of Edinburgh)
    Populism and Constitutional Tension
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 17 January 2019, 9:30-11:30
    Annelienne De Dijn (Untrecht University)
    Republicanism and Egalitarianism: An Historical Perspective
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 19 February 2019, 11:00-13:00
    Vivien Schmidt (Boston University)
    Europe's (Euro) crisis of legitimacy
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 21 March 2019, 10:00-12:00
    David Soskice
    Democracy and Prosperity
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 17 April 2019, 10:00-12:00
    Nancy L. Green (EHESS)
    The Limits of Transnationalism
    Badia, Emeroteca

  • 16 May 2019, 10:00-12:00
    Helen Milner (Princeton University)
    Globalization and its Political Consequences:The Effects on Party Politics in the West
    Badia, Seminar Room 1

  • Thursday 12 October 2017, 10:00-12:00
    Wolfgang Schoen (Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room
    Thematic Group: Diversity and Unity

  • Thursday 9 November 2017, 10:00-12:00
    Cecilia L. Ridgeway (Lucie Stern Professor, Sociology - Stanford University)
    Badia, Emeroteca
    Thematic Group: IEELM

  • Thursday 14 December 2017 
    Odd Arne Westad (S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard Kennedy School)
    Thematic Group: Europe and the World

  • Thursday 18 January 2018 
    Jan-Werner Mueller(Professor, Department of Politics – Princeton University)
    Thematic Group: Legal, Political and Social Theory

  • Thursday 15 February 2018
    Dani Rodrik (Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School)
    Thematic Group: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

  • Thursday 15 March 2018
    Rachel Kranton (Professor of Economics – Duke University)
    Thematic Group: IEELM

  • Thursday 19 April 2018, 10:00-12:00
    Alex Aleinikoff (Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research, New York)
    Thematic Group: Citizenship and Migration

  • Thursday 17 May 2018
    Debra Satz (Professor of Ethics in Society, Philosophy and Political Science, Stanford University)
    Thematic Group: Legal, Political and Social Theory

  • 27 October 2016, 11:15-13:15
    Kalypso Nicolaidis (University of Oxford)
    "Demoi-cracy and its applications"
    Thematic Group: Diversity and Unity
    Seminar Room, Villa Paola

  • 17 November 2016, 10:00-12:00
    Philippe van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain)
    "Gender justice, basic income and European democracy"
    Thematic Group: Legal, Political and Social Theory
    Seminar Room, Villa Paola

  • 15 December 2016
    Ngaire Woods (Blavatnick School of Government - University of Oxford)
    "Is better Global Governance possible?"
    Thematic Group: Europe in the World

  • 19 January 2017
    Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University London)
    "Gender Norms"
    Thematic Group: IEELM

  • 15 February 2017
    Barry Eichengreen (Berkeley University)
    'Cables, Sharks and Servers: Technology and the Geography of the Foreign Exchange Market'
    Thematic Group: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

  • 21 March 2017
    Rhacel Salazar Parrenas (University of Southern California)
    "Mobilising morality: Migrant domestic workers in Dubai"
    Thematic Group: Citizenship and Migration
    Villa Schifanoia, Sala Triaria

  • 27 April 2017, 10:00-12:00
    Sally Merry (NYU)
    “Cultural Dimensions of Power/Knowledge: The Challenges of Measuring Violence against Women.”
    Thematic Group: Legal Political and Social Theory
    Villa Paola, Seminar Room

  • 18 November 2015
    Silvana Patriarca (Fordham University)
    "Discourses of Internal Difference and the Renationalization of Contemporary Italy"
    11:00-13:00, MWP Common Room
    TRG: Citizenship and Migration

  • 9 December 2015
    Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University)
    ‘Protean and Control Power in World Politics’
    11:00-13:00, MWP Common Room
    TRG: Europe in the World: Foreign Relations, International Security, World Politics

  • 21 January 2016
    Daniel Cohen (Paris School of Economics)
    "Sovereign risk: the return"
    10:00-12:00, MWP Common Room
    TRG: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: The Design and Governance of Monetary and Fiscal Policies and Financial Regulation in the European Union

  • 18 February 2016
    Sarah Birch, University of Glasgow
    "Electoral Fairness and Integrity"
    TRG: Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy (2)

  • 17 March 2016
    Reva Siegel, Yale University
    "Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty, Third-Party Harm, and Pluralism"
    TRG: Law, Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy (1)

  • 21 April 2016
    Maristella Botticini, Bocconi University
    TRG: Inequality and Efficiency in Education adn Labour Market CANCELLED

  • 19 May 2016
    Philip N. Pettit, Princeton University
    "Republicanism as a Global and an Economic Ideal "
    TRG: Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy (2)

  • 16 June 2016
    Rogers Brubaker, University of California (UCLA)
    “Between Difference and Inequality: Linguistic and Religious Pluralism”
    TRG: Citizenship and Migration

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