Gianfranco Pasquino

Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna

U.S. Role & Image in the Eurocrisis

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Stern Center, Great Room, 7:00 p.m.

Pasquino will explore the nature and extent of the Eurocrisis and, from a European perspective, address the issue whether the U.S. has any useful role to play in resolving it.

This event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Center for Global Study and Engagement.

Biography (provided by the speaker)
Gianfranco Pasquino (1942) graduated in Political Science from the University of Torino, supervisor Norberto Bobbio, and specialized in Comparative Politics at the University of Florence under the guidance of Giovanni Sartori. After teaching at the University of Bologna and Florence, in 1975 he became full professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna. He has also been teaching for more than thirty years at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and for several at the Dickinson College Program in Bologna. In 1974-75 he was Lauro de Bosis Lecturer in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard. In 1978-79 he was Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. He has been visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C. and at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the Fall Term of 1999 he was Fellow of the Juan March Institute in Madrid. In the Spring of 2001 he was Fellow of Christchurch College at Oxford and in 2007 of St Antony’s, Oxford. In the Spring of 2010 he was Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University. He is life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Among the founders of the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, he was its managing editor for seven years and co-editor for three years. Editor of the bimonthly journal Il Mulino (1980-1983), he is on the editorial board of several academic journals notably: Journal of Modern Italian Studies, European Political Science, Parliamentary Affairs, Quaderni di Scienza Politica, Revista Argentina de Ciencia Politica
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He has written widely on Italian politics and on Comparative Politics, most recently Sistemi politici comparati (2007, 3rd ed.,translated into Spanish and Portuguese) and Le istituzioni di Arlecchino (2010, 6th ed., www.scriptaweb.it). He has co-edited the Dizionario di Politica (3rd ed. ,2004) and Masters of Political Science (2009) and edited Strumenti della democrazia (2007). His most recent books are Le parole della politica (2010), La rivoluzione promessa. Lettura della Costituzione italiana (2011) and Politica è (2012).

From 1983 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1996 he served as Senator of the Italian Republic.
He has received three degrees honoris causa from the University of Buenos Aires, the University of La Plata and, most recently, July 2011, the Catholic University of Cordoba. In 2005 he was elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. From 2010 to 2013 he will be President of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP).