11.30-12.30 Room SG1
Keynote Address – What’s Left of the Italian Left?
Gianfranco Pasquino (SAIS & University of Bologna)
With Italy’s European Semester Presidency on the horizon and the recent appointment of the Partito Democratico’s leader Matteo Renzi as Head of Government, there could hardly be a better time to discuss the changing foreign policy of the changing Italian Left.
A one-day conference on ‘The Italian Left and Foreign Policy’, to be held in Cambridge (UK) on 9th June 2014, will bring together established academics and young scholars from different fields – ranging from History to International Relations, from Cultural Studies to Sociology, from Political Science to Economics – to discuss this theme in its historical developments, contemporary challenges, as well as societal and cultural aspects.
The conference is organised in cooperation with the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge, the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) and the Cambridge Italian Research Network (CIRN).