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Jul
9
Mon
2018
Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Third Biennial Conference @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

Call for Papers (closed)

Organised by: Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR | Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence | TEDU-Trade Research Center, Ankara | World Trade Institute, Bern

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Third Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on July 9-10 in Florence, Italy, hosted by the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labor market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.
 
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.
  
Submissions:

The Call for Papers is now closed. 

Conference Format:

The programme includes 13 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion. Time allocation for each paper’s presentation should be approximately as follows: 40 minutes for the author, 10 minutes for discussant and 10 minutes Q&A.  

The programme of the conference is available here

The Scientific Committee

Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU
Matteo Fiorini, EUI
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU

Jul
11
Wed
2018
Services in the global economy: analytical tools and policy frontiers @ Villa Schifanoia
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

 

Scientific Coordinators: Matteo Fiorini and Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute

Cappella

Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence

@GlobGovProgram

 

11-13 July 2018

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The rise of services is a common feature in the way patterns of consumption, production and trade are changing all over the world. Services shape the structure of developed economies and direct the economic transformation that accompanies the process of development. Acquiring the tools to understand the role of services and of related policies in contemporary world economy is a necessary condition for global governance. This executive training will draw from rigorous academic research and distill relevant concepts and facts from the economics of services. Equipped with such a toolkit, participants will engage directly with a number of pressing policy challenges. How can we identify the winners and losers of servicification and design a services-led strategy for sustainable development? How shall we rethink industrial policy, regulations and trade agreements to make sure that modern services sectors and trade will deliver higher welfare to everybody?

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

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Speakers:

Nick Ashton-Hart | Consensus Optimus, Switzerland
Ingo Borchert | University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Matteo Fiorini | European University Institute, Italy
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Italy
Erik van der Marel | European Centre for International Political Economy & Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

APPLICATIONS

Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 30 June 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 23 June 2018.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios @ Villa Schifanoia
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Executive Training Seminar, 1-3 October 2018

in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) Image result for t.wai logo

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and European University Institute

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence

 

This Executive Training Seminar brings together European and Chinese scholars with robust experience in strategic foresight to explore the most salient political and socioeconomic trends currently defining China’s domestic transformations as well as Beijing’s increasingly ambitious international posture. It offers outstanding graduate students, young scholars and professionals an intimate setting that encourages informal interaction and hands-on learning through scenario-making techniques. Over the first two days of training participants will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on the strategic outcomes of the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party, including its implications for China’s foreign policy and for the next cycle of domestic reforms envisaged to enhance the country’s competitiveness. Special attention will be devoted to the Belt and Road Initiative and the ‘Made in China 2025’ programme. Scholars will reflect on how President Xi Jinping’s stated goal of moving China to the global centre stage by 2049 will reverberate on security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, on world trade and global macroeconomic stability, and on international development. In pursuit of a learning experience that generates actionable knowledge for participants, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. In a very interactive session, participants identify and assess relevant macro-variables, isolate mega-trends and critical uncertainties, articulate alternative ‘futures’, and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the ‘official future’ to their preferred scenario.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

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Speakers

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute, Italy
Paolo Costa (TBC) | Venice Port Authority, Italy
Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence, Italy
Jean-François Huchet | INALCO, France
Zhang Jian | Beijing University, China
Ellis Matthews | European External Action Service, Belgium
Katherine Morton | University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

APPLICATIONS

Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 2 September 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.

 

BACK TO BACK

Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days after:

Beyond Bretton Woods: China and the changing landscape of international development finance (4-6 October 2018)

Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the “one world family” (8-10 October 2018)

The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities (11-13 October 2018)

Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 2 September 2018.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Beyond Bretton Woods: China and the changing landscape of international development finance @ Villa Schifanoia
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
Executive Training Seminar, 4-6 October 2018

in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) Image result for t.wai logo

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and European University Institute

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence

 

This Executive Training Seminar brings together officials and scholars from Europe and China who have been spearheading the operations of – and research on – the new institutions currently changing the landscape of international finance for development. It offers graduate students, young scholars and professionals an intimate setting that encourages informal interaction and facilitates access to senior officials.

Participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives on China’s ambitious endeavours in the realm of international institution-building, among the most consequential expressions of Beijing’s increasingly proactive foreign policy. The seminar will look especially at new finance for infrastructure, focussing on two multilateral banks initiated by China – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank -, and on one domestic financial instrument, the Silk Road Fund. These emerging players have been cast as complementary, rather than alternative, to the Bretton Woods institutions traditionally operating in this policy realm. However, while they have significantly contributed to the resource pool for investment in infrastructure across Eurasia, concerns have also been raised on their operations, including the role that China wants to play in (and through) them, and debt sustainability for poor recipients in the region.

Through a set of highly interactive sessions, this seminar will explore (1) what the rationale behind these new institutions is and how they work in practice, (2) how they are impacting on the existing institutional framework for development finance centred around the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, (3) the extent to which they contribute to improving project origination, efficiency and sustainability, and (4) whether these new players are generating fresh investment opportunities for companies outside China, based on a level-playing field.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

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Speakers

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute, Italy
Gregory Chin (TBC) | York University, Canada
Alberto Cogliati | Italian Ministry of the Economy and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China
Marzia Mongiorgi (TBC) | York University, Canada and Asian Development Bank, China
Wang Jianye (TBC) | NYU Shanghai, former Executive Director, Silk Road Fund, China

 

APPLICATIONS

Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 2 September 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.

 

BACK TO BACK

Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days around:

China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios (1-3 October 2018)

Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the “one world family” (8-10 October 2018)

The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities (11-13 October 2018)

Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 2 September 2018.

Oct
8
Mon
2018
Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the “one world family” @ Villa Schifanoia
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day
Executive Training Seminar, 8-10 October 2018

in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) Image result for t.wai logo

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and European University Institute

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence

 

This Executive Training Seminar brings together scholars and policy analysts from Europe, India and the United States to unpick the domestic and regional dynamics underlying India’s increasingly manifest profile as a rising power. Over three days of hands-on learning in an intimate setting, participants will engage in intensive discussions on the complex socio-political, regional and economic topography of India, as well as on the changing contours of Delhi’s foreign policy. As India gears up for the 2019 general elections, what themes will dominate the national conversation? How resilient and sustainable is the current growth level, and to what extent can it be attributed to Prime Minister Modi’s “Gujarat model”? Can simmering communal tensions and pervasive Hindu nationalism be reconciled with a “one world family” foreign policy narrative, and the claim of India’s democratic diversity as a linchpin in an unstable world?

In pursuit of a learning experience that generates actionable knowledge for participants, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables, isolating mega trends and critical uncertainties in order to articulate alternative “futures” and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the “official future” to the preferred scenario.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

APPLY HERE

 

Speakers

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute, Italy
Lorenzo Angeloni (TBC) | Ambassador of Italy, India
Giorgia Giovannetti | University of Florence and European University Institute, Italy
Jayanta Roy | World Bank, United States
Deepshika Shahi | University of Delhi, India
Ashley Tellis | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, India

 

APPLICATIONS

Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 2 September 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.

 

BACK TO BACK

Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days around:

China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios (1-3 October 2018)

Beyond Bretton Woods: China and the changing landscape of international development finance (4-6 October 2018)

The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities (11-13 October 2018)

Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 2 September 2018.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities @ Villa Schifanoia
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Executive Training Seminar, 11-13 October 2018

in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) Image result for t.wai logo

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and European University Institute

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence

 

This Executive Training Seminar brings together scholars and policy analysts from key Russian, European, and American institutions for an intensive programme combining insights into Russia’s current socio-political dynamics, foreign policy, and international political economy.

Over the first two days of activities, participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives on the state of the Russian economy and industrial sector, the political economy of sanctions, the evolution of the official rhetoric of Russia as a civil state with a distinct system of cultural values, and the shifting topography of Russia’s global projection – with a focus on its relations with China, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

In pursuit of a learning experience that generates actionable knowledge for participants, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables – chiefly of a political and economic nature –, isolating mega trends and critical uncertainties in order to articulate alternative “futures” and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the “official future” to the preferred scenario.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

APPLY HERE

 

Speakers

 

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute, Italy
Irina Busygina (TBC) | St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Russia
Alexander Gabuev (TBC) | Carnegie Centre Moscow, Russia
Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence, Italy
Andrey Kortunov | Russian International Affairs Council, Russia
Dmitri Trenin | Carnegie Centre Moscow, Russia

 

 

APPLICATIONS

Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 2 September 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.

 

BACK TO BACK

Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days after:

China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios (1-3 October 2018)

Beyond Bretton Woods: China and the changing landscape of international development finance (4-6 October 2018)

Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the “one world family” (8-10 October 2018)

 

Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 2 September 2018.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Cultural Pluralism in Cities of the Global South Conference @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

Call for Papers 

Organised by: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Florence, Italy | Prof. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Boston, USA.

We invite submissions of papers for the Cultural Pluralism in Cities of the Global South conference. This conference focuses on cities that are emerging (or striving to emerge) as regional centres of power in the Global South. We focus on capital cities and major urban centres in Asian, African, and Latin American countries at different stages of the nation building process. We ask what terms like ‘urban’, ‘diversity’, and ‘cultural pluralism’, actually mean in these contexts. We do so by adopting a critical approach that questions official discourse, documents and policy programmes and compares them to how relevant stakeholders understand the ‘city’, the ‘nation’, and ‘the global’.  We want to unpack the power relations within the city and the ways in which the city projects itself beyond the national scale and positions itself both at a wider regional level and within global cultural hierarchies.

Before application, please consult the Cultural Pluralism in Cities of the Global South – Call for Papers for further information. 

The conference will take place on 20-22 March 2019, at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.

The conference includes selected speakers that will cover some of these cases but we also invite interested researchers to submit a paper proposal (1000 words) outlining the scope of the paper, its methodology and its (expected) results, along with a short biographical note (500 words) to anna.triandafyllidou@eui.eu and plevitt@wellesley.edu by 15 July 2018. We are interested in papers that explore individual or comparative case studies of cities in the global south and which critically engage with cultural policy and cultural pluralism at the urban scale.

Selected participants will be notified by 15 September 2018. We have a limited number of travel grants to cover for the participation of scholars from countries outside Europe and North America.

 

References

Amin, A. (2002). Ethnicity and the multicultural city: living with diversity. Environment and planning A, 34(6), 959-980.

Robinson, J. (2002). Global and world cities: a view from off the map. International journal of urban and regional research26(3), 531-554.

Roy, A., & Ong, A. (2011). Worlding cities. Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.

Sassen, S. (2001). The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton University Press