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Could the Italian referendum bring down the euro?

November 29, 2016

Gianfranco Pasquino Senior Adjunct Professor

Newsr quotes Gianfranco Pasquino in an article about what the Italian referendum results may mean for the euro. Pasquino argues that the referendum, in limiting the Senate's powers, would indeed speed up lawmaking in the country. But, it would not address some of the country's real problems – including inefficiency of the public administration and Italy's lengthy judicial proceedings.

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Where Does Donald Trump Stand on Syria, ISIS, North Korea?

November 28, 2016

Dana H. Allin Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

In a CNBC article detailing what Donald Trump's foreign policies may be once he assumes office, Dana Allin says that American foreign policy is in “danger of being greatly diminished” under Trump. Allin is most worried about Trump's seeming admiration for authoritarian leaders and his lack of devotion to liberal democratic norms.

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Brexit: rischi e opportunità (in Italian)

November 28, 2016

Justin Frosini Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law

On Monday, November 28, Justin Frosini spoke at the annual Bocconi-Boroli Days on Europe together with professors from Bocconi University and England's Durham University. Hosted by Bocconi University, the talk focused on the risks and opportunities brought about by Brexit.

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La riforma costituzionale e i rapporti coll'Ue (in italian)

November 25, 2016

Marco Gestri Adjunct Professor of International Law

Marco Gestri writes about the upcoming Italian referendum. According to Gestri, passage of the constitutional reforms could provide welcome relief from the chronic delays that impede court procedures in Italy, allowing Italy to be a more decisive actor in the European Union.

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The Election of Donald Trump: What does It mean for Europe, the world, and the United States?

November 22, 2016

David C. Unger Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy

David Unger will be speaking at the University of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy on Tuesday, November 22 about Donald Trump's election victory and what it means for Europe, the United States and the rest of the world.

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"Mega-regionalism" and the Future of the Global Trading System

November 21, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics

On Monday, November 21, Michael Plummer will be speaking at a seminar held at SOAS, University of London and will discuss trends in global trade and the possibility of mega-regionalism being a solution to the current stalls in multilateral trade negotiations. In the seminar, Plummer will talk about the political economy of mega-regionalism and its implications for the future of the global trading system.

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Italian referendum

November 18, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Erik Jones speaks on CNBC News about how the upcoming Italian referendum may or may not influence the European Central Bank's next policy meeting. According to Jones, if Italian PM Matteo Renzi loses, then Italy will be headed into a period of heightened instability, at least politically.

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Trump Victory Threatens a New World Disorder as Putin Looks On

November 17, 2016

Dana H. Allin Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Bloomberg News spoke to Dana Allin about what Donald Trump's victory will mean for the U.S.-led alliances and institutions that have underpinned security for the west since WWII. According to Allin, the Trump Administration promises to be “the first radically different, out of the mainstream administration we have had since the war.

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Pledging unwavering defence, NATO braces for Trump

November 16, 2016

Dana H. Allin Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Dana Allin was interviewed by Reuters on how NATO is bracing for the big changes that will occur under a Trump Administration, in light of the fact that during his presidential election campaign, Donald Trump threatened to abandon U.S. allies in Europe if they didn't spend more on defense. According to Allin, “The idea that Trump's presidency is not going to create problems for NATO is delusional.”

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Tidligere topdiplomat om Ban Ki-moon-sag: 'Det er ikke bare uheldigt. Det er helt forkert' (in Danish)

November 12, 2016

Søren Jessen-Petersen James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Migration and Security Studies

In an article published on Danish news site Information titled "Former top diplomat on Ban Ki-moon case: 'It's not just unfortunate. It is totally wrong,'" former UN diplomat Soeren Jessen-Petersen expresses his concern that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon felt compelled to write personally to the Danish Prime Minster concerning his worries about the tightening of Denmark's immigration laws. Jessen-Petersen believes it is equally worrying that the Secretary General's concern was not taken seriously by the Danish government.

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Research Spotlight

Edited by Erik Jones and Gianfranco Pasquino, The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics provides a comprehensive look at the political life of one of Europe's most exciting and turbulent democracies. The 54-chapter volume features contributions from the world's most authoritative scholars of Italian politics and covers the most important institutional, economic and political developments from the post-war period to the present day. Read more

 Marco Albertini
 Dana H. Allin
 Matteo Alvisi
 Edmund Amann
 Arthur Appleton
 Emanuele Bajo
 Benedetta Calandra
 Paolo Calzini
 Emanuela Carbonara
 Anna Ottani Cavina
 Enrico Cervellati
 Raffaella A. Del Sarto
 Vincent Della Sala
 Marco Dell'Aquila
 Mahrukh Doctor
 Giulio Ecchia
 David W. Ellwood
 Justin Frosini
 Johannes Gabriel
 Giampiero Gallo
 Marco Gestri
 Giampiero Giacomello
 Christopher L. Gilbert
 Mark Gilbert
 Aviva Guttmann
 Manfred Hafner
 John L. Harper
 Masha Hedberg
 Christopher Hill
 William Hynes
 Fabrizio Jacobellis
 Søren Jessen-Petersen
 Erik Jones
 Kenneth H. Keller
 Winrich Kühne
 Adrian Lyttelton
 Susanna Mancini
 Matthias Matthijs
 Hanns Maull
 Hartmut Mayer
 Jacqueline Mazza
 Erika Meucci
 Marko Milenkovic
 Francesco N. Moro
 Dorina Maria Ofrim
 Gianfranco Pasquino
 Sara Pennicino
 Michael G. Plummer
 Richard Pomfret
 Thomas Row
 Lester Salamon
 Marco Scipioni
 Gary Sick
 Patricia Sourdin
 Jonathan Story
 Filippo Taddei
 David C. Unger
 Sanam Vakil
 Bob van der Zwaan
 Jennifer Varney
 Francesc Vendrell
 Stefano Zamagni
 Vera Negri Zamagni