What future for the Good Friday Agreement?

10 April marked the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, the historic peace settlement which put to rest over 30 years of conflict on the island of Ireland. Speaking to EUI Times, RSCAS Director Professor Brigid Laffan explained why the settlement remains so important, and why Brexit poses a very real threat to peace on the Irish border. Find the article here.

Former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso visits the EUI

José Manuel Barroso will deliver a lecture for the School of Transnational Governance's ‘Leaders Beyond the State’ series on 20 April. The event will be moderated by Florian Eder from Politico.  Watch the event on livestreaming.

EUI and NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (Italy) sign memo of cooperation

EUI President Renaud Dehousse and Chief of Staff of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (Italy) Major General Maurizio Riccò signed a memorandum of cooperation on 17 April. The agreement foresees a general framework for cooperation and exchanges between the EUI and NRDC-ITA, and involves NRDC-ITA staff and EUI staff, researchers and fellows, especially from the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance.

Winners of the EUI 3-Minute Ph.D. Competition

The winners of the 3 Minute Ph.D. Video competition for EUI researchers were announced on 10 April. Professor Renaud Dehousse, EUI President, awarded the first prize certificate to Matilda Greig of the Department of History for her video ‘War for Sale in the Nineteenth Century: A study of Peninsular War veterans' memoirs’. Matilda will also receive support for the open access publication of a scientific article.  Second and third prize certificates were awarded to Ileana Nicolau (SPS) and Gaël Sánchez (HEC), respectively. Participants in the competition were challenged to present their research topic in a short, three-minute video for non-specialists.  Watch the videos here.

Save the date: The State of the Union 2018


The eighth edition of the EUI's annual The State of the Union conference will take place on 10-11 May 2018 at the Badia and in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The focus of the conference, 'solidarity in Europe', will bring together experts to discuss issues such as European economic, monetary and fiscal policies, social investment, defence and security, migration, climate change, and energy. The conference will be followed by an Open Day at the Historical Archives of the European Union on 12 May. The conference programme is now online.



The metaethics of constitutional adjudication

by Bosko Tripkovic

In this volume, the published version of Tripkovic's thesis, the author develops a theory of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication. He applies the notions of confidence and reflection to constitutional reasoning and maintains that the moral inquiry of the constitutional court ought to depart from the emotive intuitions of the constitutional community. The book casts new light on common constitutional dilemmas and allows us to envisage new ways of resolving them.

Roads not taken: an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt

by Alexander Etkind

A journalist, diplomat, and writer, William Christian Bullitt (1891–1967) negotiated with Lenin and Stalin, Churchill and de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek and Goering. He took part in the talks that ended World War I and those that failed to prevent World War II. Based on William Christian Bullitt’s unpublished papers and diplomatic documents from the Russian archives, this new biography presents Bullitt as one of the first politicians of the global era.

Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge

edited by Hanna Hodacks, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme

Contributors to this volume argue to re-centre Linnaean science and de-centre Linnaeus the man by exploring the ideas, practices and people connected to his taxonomic innovations. They focus on the circulation of Linnaean knowledge and contextualise it within eighteenth-century globalization, thereby providing innovative insights in the early modern history of science.

Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

Migration and Globalisation are intrinsically related processes. In this new Handbook, Anna Triandafyllidou brings together scholars from different world regions to discuss the social, cultural, political and economic interconnections between these two global processes that will shape our future.