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By admin | maggio 15, 2013
“Italian Cultural Diplomacy & North-South Relations within the EU”
(Rome; June 12th – 14th, 2013)
The Symposium is hosted by President Francesco Rutelli, President of the ICD
Italy’s vast artistic and cultural heritage has assisted the country to practice Cultural Diplomacy effectively as a foreign policy tool for centuries already. In addition, the great cultural contributions of Italy in the 20th century in the fields of the arts, music, cinema, and cuisine have made Italy a cultural icon for many states worldwide. As one of the founding member states of the European Union, Italy has traditionally served the role of a key mediator in political and economic negotiations regarding EU policies and, in the context of the urgent current crises in the European Union, Italy has been called upon once again to take on this role.
The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Italy will present, explore, and analyze Italy’s historic and current foreign relations, and will place emphasis on the ways in which the country has directly and indirectly used Cultural Diplomacy as a tool to improve its international standing and its relations with other countries. Examples from the public sector, private sector and civil society will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on the ability of successful Cultural Diplomacy practices to ameliorate relations between Northern and Southern Europe in order to overcome the current crisis and to alleviate the long-standing Italian North-South Divide.
Based in Rome, the Conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city. Featured locations during the Conference will include: the Società Dante Alighieri, Senato della Repubblica, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the Mercati di Traiano.
Participation in the Conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, human rights activists, historians, young professionals, and students, as well as other individuals interested in Italy, Europe, international relations, global politics, and related fields from across the world.
Speakers during the Conference will include leading dignitaries, heads of state, ministers, politicians, diplomats, academics, authors, human rights activist, journalists, and artists. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Speakers for the Symposium include:
·Adele Chatfield Taylor – President and CEO, American Academy in Rome
· Antonio Paolucci – Director, Vatican Museum; Former Minister of Culture of Italy
· Alessandro Masi – Secretary General, Società Dante Alighieri
· Amb. Bruno Bottai – President, Società Dante Alighieri
· Emmanuele Emanuele – President, Fondazione Roma; President, Fondazione Mediterranea
· The Hon. Francesco Rutelli – Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy; Former Mayor of Rome
· Franco Frattini – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
· Giovanna Melandri – President, MAXXI Museum; Former Minister of Culture of Italy
· Giovanni Puglisi – Dean, IULM University; Italy; President, Italian Commission UNESCO
· Maurizio Fiorilli – Deputy General Attorney, Italian State
· Paolo Baratta – President, the International Biennale, Venezia
· Paolo Peluffo – Secretary General, National Committee for the National Unity Celebrations
By vittorio | maggio 8, 2013
On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in a special Academic Conference Call for professors and students on Wednesday, May 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET). CFR President Richard N. Haass will discuss his new book, “Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order.”
Dr. Haass has been president of CFR since 2003. From January 2001 to June 2003, he was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell on a broad range of foreign policy concerns. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Dr. Haass served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and was the U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. He was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993.
By admin | maggio 6, 2013
5-7 September, 2013 – Università di Trento
CALL FOR PAPERS
Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, European University Institute, Università Roma Tre, Universität Wien, and Università di Bologna, are jointly convening the Fifth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 5-7 September 2013.
The Summer School is a unique conference specifically for PhD students and early career researchers. It consist of workshops and panel sessions focused on submitted research papers, debates on historiography, broad interpretative issues and new research directions. The school offers an informal atmosphere in which new ideas and research directions can be shared and debated, be it in panel sessions, or over morning coffee or dinner.
By admin | aprile 19, 2013
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website of the International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies (ICCT ) : www.contemporaryturkishstudies.org
Based in Milan (Italy), ICCT is an independent non-profit research center with the primary goal to promote and coordinate scholarly and policy oriented multidisciplinary research on contemporary Turkey. Turkey is an almost unique case study in international relations given its strategic and geopolitical position and its links with key areas such as the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Wider Black Sea and the Caucasus. Both the impact of geopolitics on Turkey’s past and present international choices and the long and complex relation between Turkey and the European Union are central themes in the discussion and analysis promoted by the Center.
ICCT actively encourages multidisciplinary and wide-ranging approaches to thinking, researching and writing on the articulated and constantly transforming reality of contemporary Turkey’s foreign politics and relations with its historical and potential partners.
ICCT main goals are:
1) to promote frequent and challenging high level meetings, seminars, conferences and publications, thanks to the participation and active involvement of experts from the worlds of academia, journalism, politics and business;
2) to create international academic networks and joint projects involving think tanks and civil society organizations, in order to enhance and improve the dialogue between Turkey and its regional partners as well as between Turkey and the European Union.
The International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies sees itself as a laboratory where the components of a rich interdisciplinary and innovative debate are assembled in order to produce new ideas, analytical methods and projects.
International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies – ICCT
Via Leopardi, 9 – 20123 Milan (Italy)
By vittorio | aprile 17, 2013
On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the final session of the Winter/Spring 2013 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, April 25, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET). Adam Segal, CFR’s Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies, will discuss U.S.-China relations through the lens of cybersecurity issues.
Dr. Segal is an expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and currently leads CFR’s Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity initiative. His recent book “Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge” looks at the technological rise of Asia. Dr. Segal was the project director for a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Chinese military modernization. Before coming to CFR, he was an arms control analyst for the China project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he wrote about missile defense, nuclear weapons, and Asian security issues. Dr. Segal has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
By admin | aprile 16, 2013
di Nicola Mocci
di Fabrissi Vielmini
di Diego Abenante
Pakistan: transizione e nuovi equilibri
di Marco Corsi
L’India e i suoi problemi: il rallentamento dell’economia, la crisi dei grandi partiti, il rilancio delle politiche neoliberiste, la cultura della violenza contro le donne
di Michelguglielmo Torri
di Marzia Casolari
di Massimo Riva
di Nicola Mocci
di Francesca Congiu
La penisola coreana nell’anno della transizione
di Barbara Onnis
By vittorio | marzo 22, 2013
On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2013 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, March 28, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET). Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR’s senior fellow for Latin America studies, will discuss U.S.-Mexico relations from economic, security, and political perspectives.
Dr. O’Neil is the author of “Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead” (Oxford University Press, 2013). She directed CFR’s Independent Task Force on U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality. Dr. O’Neil has testified before Congress on U.S. policy toward Mexico and she is a frequent commentator on major television and radio programs. Her work has been published in “Foreign Affairs,” “Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica,” “Americas Quarterly,” “Política Exterior,” “Foreign Policy,” “Washington Post,” “Los Angeles Times,” and “USA Today,” among others. Dr. O’Neil was a Fulbright scholar; a justice, welfare, and economics fellow at Harvard University; and has taught Latin American politics at Columbia University.
For any questions please contact Vittorio Felci at: email@example.com
By admin | marzo 7, 2013
By admin | marzo 7, 2013
Transatlantic Studies Association
Annual Conference @ Northumbria University, Newcastle, 8-11 July 2013
Call for Papers
The Chairman of the TSA, Prof Alan Dobson (St. Andrews University) and Dr. Michael Patrick Cullinane (Northumbria University) would like to extend an invitation to the 2013 Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference.
Our outstanding 2013 plenary guests are:
Professor Donna Alvah (St. Lawrence University)
Professor Michael Clarke (Royal United Services Institute)
Professor Erwan Lagadec will lead a roundtable discussion of his book, Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century with respondents
Panel proposals and individual papers are welcome for any of the general or sub-panels. A 300 word abstract of proposal and brief CV to panel leaders or to Alan Dobson firstname.lastname@example.org and Michael Cullinane email@example.com
Deadline – 30 April 2013.
By admin | marzo 1, 2013
He had obtained his PhD in the History of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence in 2011, discussing a well-documented and innovative doctoral dissertation. Focused on how modernization theories influenced the diplomatic and economic attitudes of the United States towards India from 1947 to 1970, his thesis also explores the impact of US foreign aid in the Indian subcontinent as well as the evolution of India’s agricultural programmes.
During his PhD years and afterwards Matteo conducted research activities on the history, politics and economics of India especially in the Sixties. He built an extensive experience in a number of European and US archives. A brilliant and reliable scholar, he also demonstrated his excellent skills in academic activities, organizing conferences and networks around his scientific interests.
A member of the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies and of the Italian unit of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, he collaborated with the Chairs of History of International Relations at the Universities of Florence and Urbino. In 2010 he had received a short-term grant for a semester at Syracuse University.
His compassionate personality and his smile will remain with us.
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