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Winter Course on Nuclear Governance – Andalo (TN), Italy

By admin | agosto 5, 2013

Italian Pugwash Group
27th Winter Course on:

8 – 15 January 2014

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Topics: 05 Master and Schools, Atomic Energy Issues | Commenti disabilitati

CIMA in the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

By admin | giugno 1, 2013


Topics: Atomic Energy Issues, Europe | Commenti disabilitati

In memoria di Maurizio Cremasco

By admin | maggio 26, 2013

Nei giorni scorsi è venuto a mancare uno dei nostri più cari amici, Maurizio Cremasco. Maurizio è stato per molti di noi non solo un esempio di dedizione allo studio della politica internazionale, ma un compagno fraterno con cui condividere negli anni interessi, passioni, progetti, momenti di scoramento e di allegria.
Tutti noi lo ricordiamo con grande affetto per la sua profonda umanità, per la sua instancabile energia, per la curiosità e la simpatia con cui guardava alle iniziative che noi – giovani e meno giovani – gli sottoponevamo, ansiosi di ricevere un cenno di approvazione da parte di chi aveva spesso vissuto in prima persona le vicende che noi ci accingevamo a studiare con il piglio talora un po’ presuntuoso degli storici.
Nel momento dell’estremo saluto, ce lo immaginiamo di nuovo come il  pilota che era stato in gioventù, ai comandi di qualche aereo supersonico in viaggio verso una destinazione sconosciuta.

Topics: Obituary | Commenti disabilitati

Call for Applications – Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

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.

Symposium Locations

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.

Symposium Participants »

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.

Symposium Speakers »

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

Topics: 02 Conferences and Seminars, Italian Foreign Policy | Commenti disabilitati

CFR Invitation: 10/13 Academic Conference Call with Scott A. Snyder

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.

Topics: 02 Conferences and Seminars | No Comments »

European Summer School – Cold War History

By admin | maggio 6, 2013

5-7 September, 2013 – Università di Trento

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.

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Topics: 01 Call for Papers, 05 Master and Schools, Europe | Commenti disabilitati

New Website of the International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies (ICCT )

By admin | aprile 19, 2013




Dear All,

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.


Carola Cerami


International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies – ICCT

Via Leopardi, 9 – 20123 Milan (Italy)


Topics: 06 News, Europe, Middle East & North Africa | Commenti disabilitati

CFR Invitation for 4/25 Academic Conference Call: “China, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Stability”

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.

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Volume di Asia Maior 2012 online

By admin | aprile 16, 2013

Il 2011-2012: un biennio critico per il Kazakistan
di Fabrissi Vielmini

Instabilità politica e nazionalismo delle risorse in Kirghizistan
di Matteo Fumagalli

Topics: 06 News, South & Eastern Asia | Commenti disabilitati

CFR Invitation for 3/28 Academic Conference Call: “U.S.-Mexico Relations”

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:  vittorio.felci@libero.it

Topics: 02 Conferences and Seminars | No Comments »

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