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THE EUROPEAN UNION A challenge and an achievement



THE EUROPEAN UNION A challenge and an achievement

The European Union: a challenge and an achievement.  

 Panelists: Peter Lindseth, Gian Giacomo Migone, Nadia Urbinati, Joseph Weiler.


While the European states were sinking in totalitarian regimes and preparing for the war, few anti-Fascists confined by the Fascist regime in a remote Mediterranean island wrote the Manifesto envisaging the future European Union. The Manifesto of Ventotene, a document of pragmatic utopia, would become the matrix of a project of cooperation among former enemies, the starting point of a stabilized and democratic Europe. Brexit is a radical turning point in relation to that project and a critical moment for the European Union. The Italian Cultural Institute presents a seminar on Europe's future after Brexit.

Peter Lindseth is Professor of International and Comparative Law at University of Connecticut. His expertise lies at the intersection of comparative administrative law, European integration, international economic law, and the legal history of public governance.

Gian Giacomo Migone is Professor of History of Euroatlantic Relations at the University of Torino, Italy. He is the author of Problemi di Storia nei Rapporti tra Italia e Stati Uniti (1971) and Banchieri Americani e Mussolini (1979), and he has written numerous essays concerning Euro-Atlantic relations before, during, and after the Cold War.

Nadia Urbinati (Ph.D., European University Institute, Florence, 1989) is a political theorist who specializes in modern and contemporary political thought and the democratic and anti-democratic traditions. She co-chaired the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Political and Social Thought and founded and chaired the Workshop on Politics, Religion and Human Rights.

Joseph Weiler is University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law and Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. Weiler is also President of European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy.


Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : ICI

In collaboration with : European Institute of Columbia University

Entrance : Free

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