The Centre for the Study of Political Change organizes, during the whole academic year, a series of research seminars. The Tuesday Seminars’ scope is not limited to a specific field or area: it is open to all social scientists and to scholars who work on political science related issues from a variety of disciplines.

The Seminar provides an opportunity for both academic staff and graduate students of the CIRCaP to familiarize with the scholarly research currently undertaken in Italy and abroad. It specifically aims to enable MA and PhD students to experience at first-hand the work of researchers and the different stages of research crafting.

CIRCaP web seminar  Public opinion in Italy and Spain during the COVID-19 emergency

CIRCaP web seminar with Jordi Munoz (Universitat de Barcelona), Gianni Betti (Università di Siena), Sergio Martini (CIRCaP, Università di Siena), June 3, 2020




CIRCaP web seminar “Tribunale Costituzionale Federale tedesco contro Banca Centrale Europea?

CIRCaP web seminar with Federico Fabbrini (Dublin City University), Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Mattia Guidi (Università di Siena), May 15, 2020.


EU responses to the COVID-19 crisis

Circap web seminar with Sabrina Cavatorto (Università di Siena), Maurizio Cotta (Università di Siena) and Mattia Guidi (Università di Siena) (02-04-2020) April 2, 2020




Jean Blondel Tuesday seminars – Academic year 2019/2020

22nd October 2019 – 11am
Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genova)
Italian foreign policy and domestically-focused outsider. The case of Renzi.

5th November 2019 – 2.30pm
Levente Littvay (Central European University)
Populist attitudes: concepts and measurement

12th November 2019 – 11am
Andrea Cassani (University of Milan)
Beyond the illiberal trend: Autocratization in the 21st century

19th November 2019 – 11am
Donatella Campus (University of Bologna)
Parties and plural leadership

26th November 2019 – 11am
Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa)
Candidate Authenticity: Measure and Consequences

3rd December 2019 – 11am
Alessandro Pellegata (University of Milan)
Who gets represented? Patterns of MP-voter congruence on European Solidarity in the core and periphery

14th January 2020 – 2.30 pm
Eleonora Insalaco (Anna Lindh Foundation)
Intercultural Dialogue in the EuroMedregion: regional survey results and thework of the Anna Lindh Foundation

10th March 2020 – 2.30 pm
Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore)
“Does politics drive conflict in central banks’ committees? Lifting the veil on the European Central Bank consensus” 

3rd March 2020 – 2.30 pm
Igor Guardiancich (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
“The political economy of pension reforms in Europe under financial stress”

31st March 2020 – 2.30 pm
Simone Guerra (University of Leicester)
“Understanding Public Euroscepticism”



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Click here for the past Fall 2013 calendar of JBTS
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Click here for the past Fall 2012 calendar of JBTS
Click here for the complete list of past Jean Blondel Tuesday Seminars