Conference on the Future of Europe: Vehicle for Reform Versus Forum for Reflection?

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On June 16, I participated via teleconference in a policy dialogue organized by Bruegel and the research project EU3D (EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy), coordinated by ARENA Centre for European Studies.  Sergio Fabbrini, John Erik Fossum, Magdalena Góra, and Guntram Wolff examined the approach of the EU institutions to the Conference on the Future of Europe after which I offered reflections.  The live stream was attended by 283 people. 

You can access the livestream on Bruegel’s website, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook

Keynote Speech in Rome

On Friday, June 11, I traveled to LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome for my first in-person event in a very long time. I gave a keynote speech entitled “The Discursive Construction of Discontent: Varieties of Populist Anti-System Ideas and Discursive Networks in Europe” for the 10th Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research’s Standing Group on the European Union. My talk was based on a paper that will become an article for the Journal of European Integration.

Book Talk for LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome

On Friday, June 4, I had the honor of presenting my book for LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where I am also an Honorary Professor. Joining the discussion were Giuliano Amato, Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court (and former Prime Minister); Sergio Fabbrini, Dean of the Department of Political Science, Luiss University; Stefano Micossi, President of the School of European Political Economy, Luiss University; Giovanni Orsina, Director of the School of Government, Luiss University; and Mark Thatcher, Professor of The Politics of Cultural Heritage in Europe, Luiss University.

New Books on Europe Book Talk for University of Nantes

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On May 27, I took part in a webinar dedicated to the the discussion of the new books on Europe organized by Arnauld LECLERC, the Télos, Ethos, Nomos de l’Europe (TEN Europa) Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Nantes (DCS). The topic of discussion was my new book, Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy : Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone. Muriel ROUYER, Professor of political science at the University of Nantes (DCS) and Morgane DELORME, PhD student in political science at the University of Nantes (DCS) and in philosophy at the University of Montreal (CRE) joined the discussion.