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FBK presents the "International politics and conflicts resolution" project
13 July 2012
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
(m.l.) Launched last February, the research program on “international politics and conflict resolution” of the Fondazione BrunoKessler will be presenting its research lines at the annual meeting of Italian scholars in International politics gathering in Trento on July 13 and 14.Attendees include the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento Lorenzo Dellai, FBK's President Massimo Egidi, the coordinator or the new FBK project Filippo Andreatta and Mons. Luigi Bressan, Archbishop of Trento.
A two-day academic session at the School of Sociology, will follow. During this, scholars from FBK, from the Standing Group on International Relations (SGRI) and from the University of Trento will be meeting for their annual conference to discuss the “The transformation of the international system after the end of the Cold War. International relations’ theory 20 years after bipolarity". Altogether, some fifty internationalist professors both from Italy and abroad and Ph.D. students in these disciplines will be participating.
“Also during times of financial crisis– explains Filippo Andreatta, head of FBK's project on “International politics and conflict resolution”- an initiative of this kind helps to widen our perspectives, stimulating a global vision which is ever more needed in the current international financial context. The location of this research, Trento, is justified by the history and the geography of a border territory and by the tight network of initiatives aiming at solidarity and openness toward the rest of the world".
The Standing Group on International Relations (SGRI) of the Italian Society of political Science (SISP), of which Filippo Andreatta is among the founders, was created in 2004 and has as its goal the promotion of the study of international politics from a politological perspective, especially with regards to young scholars, and to international politics related research projects, stimulating links and contacts among researchers working on these topics.The academic program of the conference includes two round tables. The first one on the issue of “Political science and international relations in Italy”, in whichLeonardo Morlino (President, International Political Science Association), Sergio Fabbrini (Director, Luiss School of Government), Luca Verzichelli (Editor, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica), Giliberto Capano (Editor, Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche) and Alessandro Colombo (Chairman, Standing Group on International Relations) will be participating.The second one will be focusing on “Peace and war in the Twenty-first century” and will involve scholars Pierre Hassner (Sciences-Po) Christopher Hill (University of Cambridge) Josef Grieco (Duke University) Theodore Hopf (Ohio State University) and Jakub Gryiegel (Johns Hopkins University).