Workshops, Guest lectures, Seminars and Public events

The School of International Studies contributes to the organization of 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 Events, Past Conversations with Professional Practitioners and Past Guest Lectures can be found in dedicated webpage.

Fall Semester 2020/2021

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 18:00 - 19:30 (SIS Alumni - Students Webinar)
Post-MA expectations and experiences
Speakers: Laura Festa Cilveti, Ginevra Fontana, Mattia Frizzera, Pietro Quercia, Cristian Stroia
SIS-Alumni referent: Emanuele Massetti 

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 14:30 - 19:00 (MISS Kick-off Event, SSSA)
Opening Conference on “African crossroads: Security challenges and partnership opportunities

Tuesday 29 September 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Multiple stakes in a successful refugee response: lessons from Uganda
Sara de Simone, SIS UNITN

Tuesday 6 October 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Composing Peace: Does UN missions’ diversity matter?
Andrea Ruggeri, University of Oxford (UK)

Tuesday 6 October 202016:00 - 18:00 (Webinar)
SIS PhD Graduate Student Conference - I session

Tuesday 13 October 202014:00 - 16:00 (Webinar)
SIS PhD Graduate Student Conference - II session

Tuesday 20 October 202014:15 - 16:00 (Book launch Webinar)
Project Europe: A History
Kiran Klaus Patel, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Tuesday 27 October 202014:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Odious Debt. Reconciling ethics, economics, and international law
Ugo Panizza, The Graduate Institute (Geneva)
Recording available here

Tuesday 3 November 202014:15 - 16:00 (Book launchWebinar)
Between Politics and Finance: Hong Kong's "infinity war"?
Alessia Amighini - ISPI, Giulia Sciorati - ISPI, Guido Samarani - Cà Foscari

Tuesday 10 November 202014:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture SeriesWebinar)
Federalism as a tool in conflict areas
Eva Maria Belser, University of Fribourg (CH)
Recording available here

Thursday 12 November 202017:30 - 19:00 (Book Launch - Webinar)
Contemporary Domestic and Foreign Policies of Iran 
Pejman Abdolmohammai - Giampiero Cama

Tuesday 17 November 202014:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
African Conflicts and the EU
Giovanni Faleg, European Union Institute for Security Studies (Paris)
Recording available here

Thursday 19 November 202017:30 - 19:00 (Debating the newsWebinar)
Understanding the 2020 US Presidential Elections
Umberto Tulli - University of Trento, Angela Santese - University of Bologna
Recording available here

Monday 23 November  202018:00 - 19:30 (Club Alpbach Trentino - Lighthouse Reports Joint Workshop - Webinar)
EU Arms Project: Humanitarian Crisis and Open Source Investigation

Tuesday 1 December 202014:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar) TO BE RESCHEDULED
The economics of climate change and the ECB role
Laura Parisi, European Central Bank

Thursday 3 December 202017:30 - 19:00 (Guest Lecture Series Webinar)
Delivering climate neutrality by 2050: the manageable challenges of the European Green Deal
Irina Kustova - Energy and Climate House at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Recording available here

Tuesday 15 December 202014:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Coping with crises: economic analysis in a multinational enterprise-facing Covid-19, Brexit and a trade war
Randall McGuire, Novartis International AG in Basel (Switzerland), University of Freiburg (Germany)

Wednesday 16 December 202010:00 - 11:30 (SIS-Eurac Annual Lecture- Webinar)
From Imperial Frontier To Sovereign Territory: Discovering The (Anti)Federal Idea In China’s Modern Territorial Constitutional Imaginary
Ming-Sung Kuo, University of Warwick

Spring Semester 2020/2021 (work in progress)

Tuesday 9 February 202114:15 - 16:00 (IMSISS Opening Lecture - Webinar)
A Relational Perspective on Radicalization: Individual Pathways, Group-dynamics and Radical Milieus
Lasse Lindekilde, Aarhus University (Denmark)

Tuesday 2 March 202114:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Amandine Crespy, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Tuesday 23 March 202114:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Gavin Sullivan, Kent Law School, University of Kent (UK)

Tuesday 13 April 202114:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series - Webinar)
Malcolm Murfett, King's College London (UK)

Spring Semester 2019/2020

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Book Launch)
Indigenous Rights in the International Regime on Biodiversity Protection
Speaker / Discussant: Mauro Barelli, City University London
Author: Federica Cittadino, Institute for Comparative Federalism

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (SIS-EURAC Annual Lecture) - CANCELLED
"Linguistic Diversity: the cases of India and Sri-Lanka"
Asanga Welikala, School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 17:30 - 19:00 (Guest Lecture Series) - To BE RESCHEDULED
"Odious Debt. Reconciling ethics,  economics and international law"
Ugo Panizza - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) - CANCELLED
"Political Humanitarianism: Principles, Negotiation, Compromise"
Antonio De Lauri - CHR, Michelsen Institute di Bergen

Friday, 20 March 2020, h 10.45-12.15 (Targetti Lecture) - To BE RESCHEDULED
"Globalization for Sale"
Paola Conconi - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 18:00-19:30 (Practitioner Talks) - To BE RESCHEDULED
Massimiliano Di Domenico - Glaxo Smith Klein

Thursday, 31 March 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (SIS-IAI Lecture) CONFIRMED AS WEBINAR
The Future of  Energy in a Changing World
Lorenzo Colantoni - Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) - Energy, Climate & Resources

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

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) - NEW  WEBINAR
Pandemics: from global governance to EU and national responses
Rosa Castro -  Federation of European Academies of Medicine, Belgium

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

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series) - NEW  WEBINAR
Space Races: International Law and Politics beyond the Earth
Lorenzo Gradoni -  Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 17.00 - 18:30 (Forum Alpbach-Lighthouse Report's Joint Workshop)   - To BE RESCHEDULED
"International arms exports"

Tuesday 5 May 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)  CONFIRMED AS WEBINAR
"Gender, Development and the Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion"
Serena Natile - Brunel University London, UK

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)  NEW WEBINAR
The EU's response to the coronavirus
Ronny Mazzocchi - European Parliament (Belgium)

Thursday 14 May 2020, 16.00 - 18:00 (EUREGIO Lecture - joint with University of Innsbruck and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)  NEW WEBINAR
"Inclusive policies as a means to prevent crises and conflicts: Current trends and challenges in Europe"
Amb. Lamberto Zannier - OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
Chair: Esther Happacher (University of Innsbruck)

Tuesday 26 May 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)  NEW WEBINAR
EU solidarity in public procurement of medicines: a 5-countries randomized survey experiment
Francesco Nicoli - Ghent University (Belgium)

Tuesday 16 June 2020 - Workshop / Webinar
Democracy in the Construction of Europe: achievements, constraints, and limits, 1992-2019
Piers N. Ludlow - London School of Economics, Daniele Pasquinucci - University of Siena, Benedetto Zaccaria - EUI and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Francesco Nicoli - Ghent University, Lukáš Hamřík - Masaryk University, Brno

Tuesday 23 June 2020, 14:15 - 16:00 (Guest Lecture Series)  NEW WEBINAR
Respecting human rights in a health emergency and beyond
Dunja Mijatović - Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

Thursday 25 June 2020, 16:00 - 18:30 (Joint Seminar) NEW WEBINAR
Filosofia, Politica e Pandemia
Joint Seminar organised by the Società Italiana di Filosofia Politica (SIFP)

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 frontline 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) Workshop
"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)
International Development: A Postwar History
Corinna R: Unger - European University Institute

Monday 2 - Tuesday 3 December 2019 (International Research Workshop)
"The Impact of Populism on European Institutions and Civil Society. Discourses, Practices, and Policies"