Upcoming Events

Feb
11
Fri
2022
Climate, agriculture and trade policies: Establishing a new research agenda @ Online
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Climate, agriculture and trade policies: Establishing a new research agenda @ Online
A webinar aiming at synthesising the current debate on climate change and trade in the agri-food sector
The webinar aims at synthesising the debate on trade (policies) and climate change in the agri-food sector. In particular, the emphasis will be given to present evidence on how climate change is altering agricultural productivity, land use and countries’ specialisation. Second, the webinar will focus on the nexus between climate change and trade of agri-food products, and on evidence related to explaining how the evolution of weather conditions interfere with comparative advantages and trade routes. Third, the seminar will focus on the emerging debate on the role that trade policies may play in frictioning or facilitating trade, thus re-shaping the global agri-food sector and the value chain. The ultimate goal of the webinar will be to present (and debate on) relevant research questions to establish a new research agenda on the role of agricultural trade policies, to lower the pressure on the environment while helping the resilience, the efficiency and the equity of the global agricultural sector.
Mar
17
Thu
2022
The meaning of sovereignty in a transnational world @ Sala Europa
Mar 17 @ 9:15 am – 6:45 pm
A one-day event that will bring together a panel of international experts to look at sovereignty from a range of different perspectives, thereby enhancing our understanding of this foundational idea.

Sovereignty is one of the most important concepts in International Relations but its precise meaning is not immutable. Some scholars argue that sovereignty is effectively “over”. One expert has declared that it’s time, past time, to bury sovereignty . Others dismiss the chimera of sovereignty and taking back control preferring an idea of pooled sovereignty – as exemplified by the EU. However, there are also those traditionalists who emphasize the ongoing practical importance of sovereignty – e.g., in the context of a properly functioning military force.  The one-day event at Villa Schifanoia on 17 March 2022 – St Patrick’s Day – will bring together a panel of international experts to look at sovereignty from a range of different perspectives, thereby enhancing our understanding of this foundational idea.

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