These talks are open to the entire NYU Florence community and accademic institutions in Florence
The European Union: Institutions and Decision-Making Processes, Nicolò Conti, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome and New York University Florence
September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m
Who makes decisions in the European Union? And who holds the legislative, executive and judiciary power within this supranational entity? These questions will be addressed in this first event of the La Pietra Dialogues Fall 2014 series on the European Union. Professor Nicolò Conti will discuss the EU’s institutional framework and political system and the policy and decision-making processes at the European level.
The History of the EU, Davide Lombardo, European University Institute and NYU Florence,
September 17, 6:00 p.m., Villa Sassetti
How did the European Union get from six to twenty eight member states? How has it emerged from the aftermathof the Second World War and the divisions of the Cold War into the economic and political power that it is today?
The EU Economy in a Global Perspective, Giorgia Giovannetti, University of Florence and NYU Florence
October 6, 6:00 p.m., Villa Sassetti
The lecture will address the economic challenges that the European Economy is currently facing (slow growth, unemployment, large deficits etc) highlighting the heterogeneity between the different countries. Special emphasis will be on the trade and investment relationships of Europe with its main partners (US and China).
The EU on the Ground (NYU Florence students only): Student working group and trip to Brussels
A select group of students will develop a deeper understanding of how EU policy making works through the study of two policy areas - immigration and environment - and will further their knowledge through a trip to Brussels to visit the institutions of the European Union.
• Introductory Meeting and Presentation of Policy Focus Areas: Immigration and Environment, September 8, at 4:30 p.m., Villa Sassetti
• Working Group Meetings, September 30 at 1 p.m.; October 13 at 5 p.m., Villa Sassetti
• The EU on the Ground in Brussels: A Visit to the Institutions of the European Union, October 24-27, Brussels, Belgium