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Bologna Institute for Policy Research at SAIS Europe | News and Views

Africa sub-sahariana: Cipmo, a Milano il 12 aprile convegno sulla sfida dello sviluppo paritario (in Italian)

April 11, 2018

Manfred Hafner, Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment

Manfred Hafner will discuss challenges to energy access during a conference in Milan on focused on sub-saharan Africa. Hosted by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), the conference will explore the equal development challenge in issues related to energy, the environment, natural resources and technological innovation in the region.

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Citizenship, Religion, Identity: Intensifying Conflicts and New Challenges

April 10, 2018

Susanna Mancini, Adjunct Professor of International Law

Susanna Mancini is the organizer and co-convener of a spring colloquium on Citizenship, Religion, Identity: Intensifying Conflicts and New Challenges. The colloquium will take place both at the Columbia Law School and the Cardozo School of Law at the Yeshiva University in New York City. The event will address the challenges associated with globalization, mass scale migration and more.

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Italy's threat to the euro (Video)

April 9, 2018

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

In Washington this week Erik Jones participated in an event at the American Enterprise Institute on Italy's threat to the euro given the prospect of a Five Star Movement or League governing coalition. Jones shared his view that growing divergences and euroscepticism will challenge the potential for progress. The event can be watched in its entirety here.

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Solid solidarity?

April 8, 2018

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

Erik Jones was interviewed by RT's Oksana Boyko on the program Worlds Apart on on Russia's relations with Europe in the aftermath of the Skirpal debacle in the United Kingdom. Jones analyzes the British response to the incident and what it means for future relations.

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After Italy's vote: The case for a deal between the Democratic Party and the Five Star Movement

April 5, 2018

Gianfranco Pasquino, Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Gianfranco Pasquino writes alongside Andrea Lorenzo Capussela that a union between Italy's Partito Democratico and Movimento 5 Stelle "would be the least bad option from the perspective of both Italy's and Europe's interests." In the London School of Economic's EUROPP Blog, Pasquino concludes that "both Italy's and Europe's interests and the very logic of parliamentary democracy require the two sides to engage in serious talks."

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North American Seminar Series

March 28, 2018

Federico Rossi, Vera and Stefano Zamagni Assistant Professor of Development Economics

Federico Rossi recently presented two papers during a three-day visit to North America, including seminars at York University (Toronto), the University of Toronto and the State University of New York at Buffalo. The papers Rossi presented are entitled "The Relative Efficiency of Skilled Labor across Countries: Measurement and Interpretation" and "Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries."

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Il PD si parla addosso, ma per i 5S non sarà facile trovare un'identità (in Italian)

March 27, 2018

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

Erik Jones was interviewed by Gli Stati Generali on the political situation in Italy following last month's indecisive election. Jones notes that the main takeaway is that we are facing a "revolt against the elites" but notes that voters will revolt against the Five Star Movement and the League should a new group of elites emerges. Jones comments on the factors leading to the fall of the PD, the future of the Five Stars, the rise of the League and more in the extensive interview.

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Brexit: A managed surrender

March 23, 2018

Michael Leigh, Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Politico Europe summarized the latest developments in the Brexit negotiation process and turned to Michael Leigh for insight given his former role at the European Commission in which he served as Director-General for Enlargement. “We've never had an exit negotiation before, but the reality is it's a lot like an accession negotiation in reverse. The equivalent of accepting [EU law] is accepting the Commission's negotiating guidelines, which have been approved by all 27 EU partners and cannot be substantially changed,” Leigh said.

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What on earth is the CPTPP?

March 13, 2018

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

The Economist explained the the recent signing of the CPTPP, the new trade block that emerged from the TPP following the withdrawal of the United States. In the article, the work of Michael Plummer and his co-authors at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is to support the formation of the block and speaks to its large-scale benefits.

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Rome and Europe are heading for conflict

March 12, 2018

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

An article by Erik Jones on the rise of euroscepticism in the Italian capital was featured by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. Jones writes, 'Europe' did not play a prominent role in the public debate leading up to the vote...But M5S and the League advocated policies including rolling back pension reforms and introducing a basic minimum income. These would bring Italy quickly into conflict with the European Commission over fiscal consolidation."

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