Conferences

SSSUP-CUPL INTERNATIONAL LAW CONFERENCE
Addressing recent challenges in Public International Law: Responses from Italy and China
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 4-5 July 2016
The DIRPOLIS Institute, with the support of the Confucius Institute of Pisa, is organizing a joint conference with the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) to take place on 4-5 July 2016 with the title “Addressing recent challenges in Public International Law: Responses from Italy and China”. The event focuses on international law issues that are of concern for both Italy and China with the aim of exploring the avenues followed by the two countries to face current challenges. Thematic panels are dedicated to the following issues: immigration policies and human rights; the legal and institutional frameworks governing cybersecurity; disaster prevention and response; international conflict resolution mechanisms and the Law of the Sea. The contribution of distinguished scholars from China and Italy will help clarify how the approaches of the two countries differ and how they are influenced and shaped by local values, cultural specificities and legal traditions.

FIRST MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON SOCIAL CONTRADICTIONS AND RESPONSE
“Social conflict resolution and prevention: comparing experiences from different countries”
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 27 May 2016
The first meeting of the International Forum on Social Contradictions and Response  is taking place at the premises of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna on May 27, 2016. Founded by the Beijing Institute of Letters to Government, the Forum includes as members the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (DIRPOLIS Institute), the University of Vienna, the Nanyang Technological University and the Deakin University and provides a global platform for academic exchanges on social conflicts in societies ruled by law, social contradictions and responses thereto among university and research institutes from PR China, Italy, Austria, Singapore and Australia. The Forum’s overall objective is to promote comparative analyses of how countries of differing cultural, historical and political backgrounds tackle the issue of social conflict resolution in their legal-institutional systems, with a view to highlighting strengths and weaknesses of different systems and drawing lessons from each national experience. Participants will include members from each partner institution, and attendance of the seminar will be open to students (post-graduate and Ph.D) and researchers who have an interest in the topic of the meeting.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHINA’S AND ITALY’S PARTICIPATION IN PEACE-KEEPING OPERATIONS: BRINGING CONFUCIAN HARMONY TO A MACHIAVELLIAN WORLD?
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 7 – 8 June 2012
China moved in the last two decades from a position of scepticism and opposition based on the idea of non–interference in the other State’s sovereignty, to a constantly increasing involvement in the United Nations PKOs; up to the extent that today it is the major troops contributing country among the permanent members of the UN Security Council. Italy, differently, has offered its steady engagement from the very beginning of the history of peacekeeping operations, developing such an expertise that, nowadays, its contribution is often labelled as the “Italian way of peacekeeping”. The conference intends to discuss, in a comparative way, the Italian and Chinese experiences, focusing on their ways of contributing to the peacekeeping and peace building operations; on the lessons learned so far, in the view of the mutual benefits that could derive from a tighter harmonisation of their efforts; and on the best ways to face the challenges that are shaping the international scenario. The conference will be, moreover, a priceless opportunity for all the participants to learn more about Confucianism, its influences on the contemporary world and the fundamental importance of its guide principles for the achievement of a durable peace.

NIFOPE (ITALIAN TRAINING NETWORK FOR PEACEKEEPING AND EMERGENCIES) BRAINSTORMING SESSION
Sala delle Conferenze Internazionali, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Rome, 18 May 2011
The brainstorming session was aimed at discussing the issue of pre-deployment training, promoting the utilization of Goalkeeper/Schoolmaster between NIFOPE’s members, debating on the role and development of NIFOPE’s network and updating members on current issues and initiatives in the sector of training for personnel of ESDP/CSDP missions.

‘MULTIPART’ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: ‘THE ROLE OF MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS IN CONFLICT AFFECTED COUNTRIES: RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE FROM KOSOVO, CONGO DRC AND AFGHANISTAN
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 22 – 23 September 2010

TRAINING OF THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF PEACE OPERATIONS: TOWARD THE CREATION OF A NETWORK OF ITALIAN TRAINING CENTRES
Pisa, Italy, 17 March 2010

PROFIT AND NON PROFIT: A NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION?
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 29 – 30 October 2009
Financed by: Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: THE ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN ERTREA AND ETHIOPIA IN INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 19 – 20 October 2007

NATO-AFGHAN STUDENTS FORUM: THE VIEW OF YOUNG GENERATION
Pisa, Italy, 17-23 September 2007

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS
Bruxelles , 1- 2 June 2006

CONFERENCE: ‘A FINAL OPPORTUNITY: GENESIS OF THE RESOLUTION 1441 ON THE DISARMAMENT OF IRAQ’
Pisa, Italy, 16 December 2002

CONFERENCE ON THE ‘REGIONAL PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS’
Pisa, Italy, 12 August 2002

CONFERENCE ON THE 50° ADNIVERSARY OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
Leghorn, Italy, 18 February 2000

CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARISTS DURING THE ELECTORAL MONITORING MISSIONS
Pisa, Italy, 13 September 1999

MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON PEACEKEEPING TRAINING CENTRES ON ‘RECENT CHALLENGES IN PEACEKEEPING TRAINING’
Pisa, 1 – 3 April 1996