Workshops, Guest lectures, Seminars and Public events

The School of International Studies contributes to organize many events directed to students and researchers, as well as the general public. 

In addition to Conferences and Research Workshops, and other events for the general public, the School organizes a lively series of Guest Lectures held by academics of international standing, Conversations with professional practitioners working in distinguished international organizations, and Professional Workshops and Labs

All the events taking place in the current semester are listed below. Unless indicated otherwise, all lectures will be held in Palazzo Paolo Prodi, via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento.

Past EventsPast Conversations with Professional Practitioners and Past Guest Lectures can be found in dedicated webpages.

Fall Semester 2019/2020 

Monday 16 September 2019 (Opening Seminar for the MISS Master's Degree a. y. 2019-2020)
Research day on “Causes of conflict and international security implications”
Jointly convened with the School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Monday 16 through Friday 20, September 2019 (Academic and professional workshops)
The MISS Workshops on Applied Security
W1: “Humanitarian intervention in complex crisis: A frontliner humanitarian organization’s experience”. Marcelo Garcia Dalla Costa e Francesca Matarazzi, INTERSOS
W2: “Humanitarian access in unstable and violent context: the case of Yemen”, Fabrizio Cavalazzi e Davide Berruti, INTERSOS
W3: “Introduction to International Investment Arbitration”, Sondra Faccio, SIS

Friday 20 September 2019, 10:00 - 17:30 (EUREGIO)
"EU Sanctions against the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran in a comparative perspective"

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"Uniting Europe to Unite the World"? The EU and the Promotion of Regionalism in Hard Times"
Giovanni Finizio - University of Torino; Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires

Tuesday 8 October 2019
SIS PhD Graduate Student Conference

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Rotari Annual Lecture, sponsored by Rotari)
“The crisis of the international liberal order and the responsibilities of the European Union”
Nelli Feroci, IAI President
The Lecture will be followed by Rotari Master's Thesis Award Ceremony

Friday 25 October 2019, 15.00 - 20.00  (Academic and professional workshop)
Afternoon session (15.00 – 17.00) Humanitarian Intervention: an Interdisciplinary Focus
Evening session (18.00 - 20.00) Iraq Oggi: Prospettive dal Terreno

Thursday 31 October 2019; 18:00 - 19:45 (Guest Lecture Series)
"The New Cold War in the Middle East"
Fawaz Gerges - London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Research Dialogue)
“Assessing ‘break-up’ processes in Spain and beyond.”
Paolo Cossarini  (SIS) - “(Post-)referendum politics. Discourses in Catalonia and Brexit Britain compared”
Emanuele Massetti (SIS) - “Independence in Europe’ seen from EU institutions: The cases of Scotland and Catalonia”

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Practitioner Talks)
"Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross. The role of delegates."
Alice Gadler -  International Committee of the Red Cross

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 12:15 - 13:30 (Practitioner Talks)
"EU and you: find your place in Europe"
Alessandro Mattiato - Civil-Military Assistant, DG ECHO European Commission

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Corinna Unger - European University Institute

Spring Semester 2019/2020 (in progress)

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 18:00 - 19:30 (Guest Lecture Series)
Ugo Panizza - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Antonio De Lauri - CHR, Michelsen Institute di Bergen

Friday, 20 March 2020, (Targetti Lecture)
Paola Conconi - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 18.00-19:30 (Practitioner Talks)
Massimiliano Di Domenico - Glaxo Smith Klein

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Worlds of Journalism and journalistic freedom
Verica Rupar -  Auckland University of Technology, New Zeland

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Backlash? Gender Politics and Anti-feminist Men’s Groups
Ana Jordan - University of Lincoln, UK

Spring Semester 2018/2019

Thursday 13, Friday 14, Saturday 15 June 2019 (International Conference convened by FBK-IPLab jointly with the SIS)
SGRI 2019 Conference "Global Politics in the Era of Disruptive Technologies. New Scenarios in an Old World?"

Wednesday 29 May 2019 (International Research Workshop convened by Centro M. Martini jointly with the SIS)
"Belt and Road Initiative e la Strategia Globale della Cina nel XXI secolo"

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 13:45 - 16:00
Presentations by 3rd year PhD students

Martedì 21 May 2019 (Research Seminar convened, under the patronage of the SIS, by CeASUm, with the support of Centro M. Martini)
American Images of China and Chinese Images of America, 1919 to 2019
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom - University of California Irvin

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Presentations by 3rd year PhD students

Tuesday 7 May 2019,  14:15 - 16:00 (SIS-EURAC Annual Lecture)
"Territorial Governance and Decentralisation: Comparative Insights from Southeast Asia"
Andrew Harding, Center for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore

Thursday 2 - Friday 3 May 2019 (EUREGIO)
2nd EUREGIO Workshop, Innsbruck

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"The state of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2018"
Clarissa Roncato Baldin, FAO

Thursday 11 April 2019, 18:00 - 20:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"ISIS: From Extremism to Deradicalization"
Mitchell Belfer, Šárka Kolmašová, Metropolitan University

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"Politics and Diplomacy between Past and Present: An Introduction to the Treatises on the Ambassador (13th-17th centuries)"
Dante Fedele, KU Leuven, Université d'Artois

Tuesday 2 April 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"Centrality measures to identify leaders in criminal networks"
Rosanna Grassi, University of Milano-Bicocca

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 10:30 - 16:00
"A Day for Europe. In memory of Antonio Megalizzi"

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"Attitudinal and Political Consequences of Terrorism in Europe"
Vincenzo Bove, Warwick University

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"The Iranian revolution of 1979 and the Islamic Republic Model"
Pejman Abdolmohammadi, School of International Studies

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
"What economics has to say about populism"
Federico Boffa, Free University of Bolzano

Tuesday 26 February, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Technological Politics and EU Border Security: An Inquiry into the Ontology and Agency of Large-Scale Surveillance Systems
Georgios Glouftsios, School of International Studies

Fall Semester 2018/2019

Monday 10 - Tuesday 11 December 2018
1st EUREGIO Workshop, Trento

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 December 2018 (Professional and Academic Workshop)
Learning Policy Advice 
Giulio Venneri, Policy Officer at the European Commission

Wednesday 5 December 2018 (Targetti Lecture Series on European Integration and Globalisation)
"Conflict prevention through societal integration: Insights into the work of the High Commissioner on National Minorities"
Amb. Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 14.15 - 15.45 (Practitioner Talks)
The European Security and Defence Policy. State of Play
Giorgio Porzio - Senior Policy Adviser Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability European External Action Service

Thursday 22 November 2018 (Practitioner Talk)
Giulia Battistella - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Staff Development Officer – Emergency Management

Tuesday 20 November 2018 (SIS/IAI Lecture on International Affairs)
"A Regional Actor in search of Global Reach: the EU's Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy"
Nicoletta Pirozzi - Head of EU Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Roma

Thursday 15 November 2018, 15.30-17.30 (Third Mission)
"Investimenti Diretti Esteri nei Paesi dell'America Latina: gli Strumenti di Tutela offerti dal Diritto Internazionale"
Mauro Caselli, Sondra Faccio, Marco Pertile, School of International Studies, UniTrento
(within the research project "The commercial policy of the EU in civil wars and in other cases of disputed sovereignty: a perspective of international law" co-financed by Trentino Sviluppo)

Thursday 15 November 2018, 17.30 - 19.00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
"Un banco di prova per l'amministrazione Trump - Le elezioni di midterm e il loro significato"
Giovanna Covi, Department of Humanities and Philosophy
Sara Lorenzini, School of International Studies, UniTrento
Umberto Tulli, School of International Studies, UniTrento

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 14.15 - 15.45 (Practitioner Talks)
Andrea Rigoni, Deloitte – Equity Partner Head of EMEA Public Sector

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 14.15 - 16.00 (Practitoner Talks)
Shaping policy-making through trustworthy relationships: the work of a lobbyist in Brussels
Lorenzo Livraghi, Account Executive, Hume Brophy (Public Affairs & Communications Consultancy), Brussels

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Investing in disputed territories. The Application of BITs in Crimea and other cases.
Sondra Faccio, School of International Studies, UniTrento

Thursday 25 October 2018, 18:15 - 19:30 (Practitoner Talks)
Disarming Opponents. On the Road to Rebuilding Peace
Zenaide Gatelli
, Head of DDR Section
UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 14:00 - 17:00 
Graduate Student Conference

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 14.15 - 16.00 (Practitoner Talks)
Solidarity in the front-line. Responding to emergencies, rebuilding lives
Davide Berruti, Pool Manager INTERSOS

Monday 15 October - Tuesday 16 October 2018 (Research Workshop)
"Global Perspectives on Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing"

Firday 12 October 2018, 14.00 - 18.00 (Research Workshop)
"Cent'Anni di Solitudine? L'Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro 1919-2019"

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) - POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED
The globalization of countering violent extremism and counter-radicalisation. A case study of  post-conflict Kosovo
Ervjola Selenica, University of Sussex

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Extractive Institutions: A Little Goes a Long Way: The Soviet Occupation of Austria versus Germany
Martin Halla, University of Linz, Austria

Spring semester 2017/2018

Friday 8 June 2018, 15:00 - 17:00 (Research Workshop)
Human Rights, Basic Needs, and the Quest for Equality in a Globalizing World
Samuel Moyn, Department of History, Yale University

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 16:15 - 17:45
Presentations by 3rd year PhD students

Saturday 26 May 2018, 14.30 - 16.00 (in the context of "SIAMO EUROPA")
Luisa Antoniolli, School of International Studies, UniTrento: "L'Europa e il cubo di Rubik:l'integrazione differenziata nell'Unione europea del futuro"
Marco Brunazzo, Department of Sociology and Social Research, UniTrento: "Mi vuoi sposare? Una narrazione sull'UE"
Andrea Fracasso, School of International Studies, UniTrento:  "Ma quanto mi costi!?!.... Solidarietà e responsabilità nella zona euro"
Sara Lorenzini, School of International Studies, UniTrento: "L'Europa nel mondo: l'integrazione europea e le relazioni Nord-Sud"
Louisa Parks, School of International Studies, UniTrento: "Un'altra Europa è possibile: protesta costruttiva e futuro dell'Unione europa"

Friday 25 May 2018, 10:00 - 12:00 (Book presentation, Joint event with the Faculty of Law - in the context of "SIAMO EUROPA")
The Law & Politics of Brexit
Federico Fabbrini, DCU Brexit Institute, Dublin City University

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 14:15 - 16:00
Presentations by 3rd year PhD students

Monday 14 May 2018, 17.30 - 19.00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
La guerra commerciale tra Stati Uniti e Cina
Antonino Alì, School of International Studies and Faculty of Law, UniTrento
Mauro Caselli, School of International Studies, UniTrento
Maria Luigia Segnana, Department of Economics and Management, UniTrento

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (EURAC - SIS Lecture)
Federalism in the making. Federalism in de-making.
Francesco Palermo, Director - Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research, Bolzano

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) 
"Current challenges in Transitional Justice. A comparative perspective"
Elena Maculan, Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado (UNED), Madrid

Monday 9 April 2018, 17.30 - 19.00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
Putin nuovo Zar? La Russia dopo le elezioni
Simone Attilio Bellezza, Università Federico II, Napoli
Fernando Orlandi, Centro Studi sulla Storia dell'Europa Orientale, Pergine - CSSEO
Sara Lorenzini, School of International Studies, UniTrento

Friday 6 April 2018, 11.30 (Book presentation)
"Un Parlamento per l'Europa"
Book Presentation "Un Parlamento per l'Europa" - Umberto Tulli
Antonio Varsori, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università di Padova

Thursday 5 April 2018, 17.30 (Book presentation)
"Africa: un continente conteso"
Book Presentation "Una strana guerra fredda" - Sara Lorenzini
Sara Lorenzini, Università di Trento
Mario Raffaelli, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale, Trento
Lucio Caracciolo, Limes

Tuesday 27 March 2018,  14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Secessionist claims in the European Union: the role of institutional incentives
Emanuele Massetti, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Thursday 22 March 2018,  18:00
Book presentation “Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights. The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals”
Paolo Caroli, University of Trento
Paolo Lobba, University of Bologna
Tiestino Mariniello, Edge Hill University

Wednesday 21 March 2018,  16:00- 17:30 (Book presentation)
Presentazione del Rapporto ISPI Scenari Globali e l'Italia - "Sempre più un gioco per grandi. E l'Europa?"
Armando Sanguini, già Ambasciatore in Arabia Saudita e Tunisia e Senior Advisor, ISPI
Ugo Tramballi, Senior Advisor, ISPI e Senior Correspondent, Il Sole 24 Ore

Tuesday 20 March 2018,  14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Micro-dynamics of conflict: explaining spatial variation of violence in civil wars
Kaisa Hinkkainen, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds (UK)

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Career Fair

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Introducing an energy transition
Massimo Nicolazzi, University of Turin

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 17.30 - 19.00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
La Cina dopo il XIX Congresso del PCC:  Politica, Ideologia, Istituzioni
Ivan Cardillo, Sofia Graziani, Paolo Rosa

Thursday 25 January 2018, 17.30 - 19.00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
L'anno prossimo a Gerusalemme? 
Marco Di Donato, Sara Lorenzini, Stefano Schiavo, Umberto Tulli

Fall semester 2017/2018

Tuesday 19 December 2017, 14:15 - 16:00 (Professional Talks)
"Disarming Enemies, Restoring Peace"
Zenaide Gatelli, head of the DDR Section United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) 

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 14:15 - 16:00 (CEPS Annual Lecture)
"The humanitarian-development-peace nexus: lessons from the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin "
Giovanni Faleg, Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies  (CEPS)

Monday 11 December 2017, 10.00 - 13.00
"Il Contrasto alla Corruzione e la Tutela del Whistleblowing" (Research Workshop)
in cooperation with the Dpt. of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia
Project "A Change of Direction - Fostering Whistleblowing in the Fight against Corruption" (European Commission Internal Security Fund)

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 14:15 - 16:00 (IAI Annual Lecture)
"Challenges for Europe's future: Economy, Defence, Migration"
Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, President Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 14:15 – 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) 
"The Redistributive Impact of Restrictive Measures on EU Members: Winners and Losers from Imposing Sanctions on Russia"
Francesco Giumelli, Co-Director of Bachelors Program in International Relations and International Organization
Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 14:15 - 16:00 (Professional Talks)
An Overview of the UN: Field Activities ad Employment Opportunities

Fabio Graziosi, United Nations Regional Information Office for Western Europe (UNRIC)

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 14:15 - 16:00 (Professional Talks)
A Hands.on Insight into a Career in International Organizations
Daniele Pancheri, Special Assistant to the Head of Mission, EULEX Kosovo, Pristina

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 14:15 – 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Economic particularism in Hungary and in CEE countries and EU law
Monika Papp  – Reseach Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Faculty of Law, ELTE, Budapest

Monday 6 November 2017, 09.00 -19.00 (Conference)
"Highs and Lows of European Integration. 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome"

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14:15 – 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Storytelling in conflict zones. Risks and security 
Giampaolo Musumeci - Filmaker, Journalist, Author

Thursday 26 October 2017, 17:30 - 19:00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
"Un'Europa per cento piccole patrie? Il caso catalano"
Stefano Benati, Jordi Canals, Mario Diani, Maria Pilar Pastor

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 14:00 - 18:00 
Graduate Student Conference

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 14:15 – 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
 Russia, Turkey and China as EU competitors in the Balkans
Jovan Teokarević, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 14:15 – 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)
Visegrad Countries and EU Politics: Issues and Challenges
Běla Plechanovová, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University - Prague

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 17:30 - 19:00 (Series "Orizzonti Internazionali. Dialoghi su Attualità e Affari Internazionali")
"Germania al voto: Analisi e Prospettive"
Gustavo Corni, Jens Woelk, Stefani Scherer

Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Professional Talks)
How to submit a meaningful application to the JPO Programme
Gherardo Casini, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Head of Office - Rome