Sunday, October 15, 2017

FASS students to participate in Vatican's high-level Forum on challenges facing the EU

“Rethinking Europe” is the title of a high-level Forum of Dialogue which aims to discuss the main challenges of the European Union and the ways the Church can support the European project in a moment in which Europe itself seems to be at a crossroads.
  Organized by COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community), in collaboration with the Holy See, the following Faculty of Social Sciences' students will participate as moderators of the different sessions:
French Sessions
Sr. Gaudiose Sagitwe
Jacques Mbida
Maria Antonietta Ciclista
Jean Jacques Ndongo

English Sessions
Mulumebet Assafa
Magda Lekiashvili
Olga Kostyuk 
Tanya Kuzyk

Italian Sessions
Marianna Soronevych
Dominik Macák 
Leonardo Quaranta
Tetyana Bratisko
Alena Rulevic 
Daniel Ienciu

German Sessions
Simona Crociani Baglioni
Aydin M. Cenap

The FASS students are being organized and prepared by Prof. Luigi Troiani, Professor of International Relations and EU Politics in the same Faculty. The event will take place in the Vatican from 27 to 29 October 2017, and both Prof. Troiani and Prof. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, will participate.
Click here for the full article on the conference.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Contribution of Prof. Giuseppe Casale

Prof. Giuseppe Casale, Professor of Contemporary Political Thought (Scienza politica, Storia dei partiti politici, and Storia pensiero politico contemporaneo) of the Faculty of Social Sciences was interviewed, among others, by Catholic News Service's Cindy Wooden on the nobility of the political vocation.  Click here for the full article.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Elections 2017/Elezioni 2017

Da Lunedì 9 a Venerdì 20 ottobre si terranno le elezioni dei rappresentanti dei Professori per il Senato e i Consigli di Facoltà.

Martedì 17 ottobre si terranno le elezioni studentesche dalle ore 9.30- a 11.15. Le lezioni sono sospese solo dalle 9.30 – 11.15. 


From Monday 9 to Friday 20 October elections will take place for the representatives of the Professors for the Senate and the Faculty Council.

On Tuesday, October 17 Student Elections will take place from 9.30-11.15. Lectures will be suspended only from 9.30 – 11.15. 

Inaugurazione del nuovo anno accademico 2017-2018/Inauguration of the New Academic Year 2017-2018

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Teologo del post concilio ed ex-alunno dell'Angelicum Max Seckler compie novant’anni

Il 23 settembre Max Seckler compie 90 anni. Al pubblico italiano questo teologo forse dice poco; eppure, per la teologia fondamentale del postconcilio, il nome richiama a una delle personalità più qualificanti del XX secolo. Ordinato sacerdote per la diocesi di Stuttgart nel 1952, ha perfezionato gli studi alla Sorbona e all’Institut Catholique di Parigi, quindi alla Gregoriana, all’Angelicum e infine a Monaco, dove è stato assistente di Heinrich Fries. Una rapida carriera accademica che lo ha portato a ricoprire dal 1964 al 1993 una delle cattedre più prestigiose al mondo, quella di teologia fondamentale a Tubingen.

Fare click qui per l'articolo.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Non-Nuclear Peace

Call for papers for international workshop
on 23-25 May 2018 in Antwerp (Belgium)
deadline for submission: 3 December 2017

On 23-25 May 2018 UCSIA organizes an international academic workshop on 
Non-Nuclear Peace at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

UCSIA is organising a series of three workshops to examine the problem of peace in light of contemporary global political and cultural conditions. What meaning does peace have today and what practices and institutions are taken to embody it? Does global public opinion value peace or does it favor the comfort of security?

A first workshop will analyze the vitality and viability of the current state of pacifism. This second workshop will focus on the future of the role of nuclear weapons in world politics. Nuclear weapons are often perceived as stabilizing instruments in international politics, especially in the nine possessor states as well as their non-nuclear allies. The most important criticism vis-à-vis nuclear weapons is probably that the use of nuclear weapons would be contrary to the major principles of international humanitarian law (discrimination, proportionality, … ). Because of their destructive capacity, their use is generally (except by the nuclear-armed states) regarded as illegitimate. Due to the so-called Humanitarian Initiative of 123 states and many NGO's, UN multilateral negotiations have been started up and concluded in 2017 to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear-armed states and their allies, however, are still not convinced of the usefulness of a Ban Treaty despite their disarmament obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They refer to the humanitarian and security aspects related to nuclear weapons. The advocates of the Humanitarian Initiative and the Ban Treaty respond that nuclear weapons provide more insecurity than security. The effects of the use of nuclear weapons - let alone a nuclear war - will likely be felt beyond the borders of a single state.
Confirmed guest lecturers:
  • Daniel H. Deudney, Associate Professor of Political Science, International Relations and Political Theory, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • Patricia M Lewis, Research Director International Security, Chatham House (UK)
  • Harald Müller, Executive Director (ret), Peace Research Institute & Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
  • Casper Sylvest, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark
  • Nina Tannenwald, Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute & Director of the International Relations Program (USA)
The workshop consists of a two-day international meeting with specialized lectures and presentations and debates by invited senior and junior scholars. The aim is to offer a platform to scholars to present their research on the topic and exchange their ideas on research findings. Such a meeting may open up new multidisciplinary horizons to think about the topic. Presentations can summarize empirical research outcomes, but also historical, conceptual, methodological related contributions are welcomed for submission.
Researchers, doctoral students, and other experts are welcome to submit their application until 3 December 2017. Full details on
Organizing committee:
  • Tomas Baum, Director, Flemish Peace Institute
  • Etienne De Jonghe, former Director, Pax Christi International
  • Jorg Kustermans, Tenure Track Professor, Research Group International Politics, Dept. of Political Science, University of Antwerp
  • Tom Sauer, Head of the Research Group International Politics, Dept. of Political Science, University of Antwerp
  • Wim Smit, Director-General of Wereld Missie Hulp
  • Luc Braeckmans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Antwerp and Director of Academic Affairs, UCSIA
  • Dominiek Lootens, Theologian, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, UCSIA
  • Barbara Segaert, Scientific Coordinator, UCSIA
Contact: Barbara Segaert, Project Coordinator,, T +32 (0) 3 265 45 94
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