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1st week “Challenges to representation? Democracy, elections and party competition in the XXIst century”

Monday 8 July

11.00-12.30 - Giovanni Orsina (LUISS School of Government), Opening lecture on Political legitimation and the evolution of electoral systems: the rise of anti-politics TBC

14.00-15.30 - Lorenzo De Sio (LUISS-CISE), Lecture on A brave new world? Issues, party strategy and post-ideological party competition

Tuesday 9 July

9.30-11.00 - Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po-Paris), Public policies and electoral choice TBC

11.30-13.00 - Alessandro Chiaramonte (University of Florence and CISE) and Vincenzo Emanuele (LUISS-CISE), Lecture on Electoral volatility and evolution of party systems in Europe TBC

Wednesday 10 July

9.30-11.00 - Sylvia Kritzinger (University of Vienna), Lecture on Representation challenged: responsiveness, responsibility and populist parties TBC

11.30-13.00 Robert Bray (Former head of unit, Secretariat of the Legal Affairs Committee, European Parliament) - Workshop on The verification of credentials of new members of parliament TBC

Thursday 11 July

9.30-11.00 Romain Lachat (Sciences Po-Paris), Lecture on Challenge to ideology and conflict mobilisation: party strategy innovation in post-crisis Europe TBC

11.30-13.00 Workshop on The impact of electoral systems on parliamentary organization and procedures TBC

14.00 – Visit to the Chamber of Deputies TBC

Friday 12 July

11.30-13.00 Closing lecture on The 2019 European elections as a turning point TBC 

2nd week – “Electoral law, Parliaments, democratic principles: what role for non-majoritarian institutions?”

Monday 15 July

9.30-11.00 - Marta Cartabia (Italian Constitutional Court and Commission for Democracy through Law), Opening lecture on Democratic principles, rule of law and international monitoring in Europe TBC

11.30-13.00 - Olivier Rozenberg (Sciences Po-Paris), Lecture on The place of parliamentarism in democratic theory today

14.00-16.30 - Maria José Martínez Iglesias (European Parliament), Workshop on Legal issues and Court of Justice's case law on the European elections: a view from the European Parliament TBC

Tuesday 16 July

9.30-11.00 - Marco Armanno (University of Palermo), Lecture no Voting rights in the age of political distrust

11.30-13.00 Giuseppe Martinico (Sant’Anna Pisa), Lecture on Elections and referendums at the time of populism

14.30-16.00 - Renata Tardioli (Rome) and Gonzalo Jorro Martinez (European Commission), Workshop on Election observation and assistance TBC

Wednesday 17 July

9.30-11.00 - Bob Watt (BA, BCL, PhD), Lecture on Changing the laws on elections, the activity of Electoral Commissions and the role of international standards

11.30-13.00 - Lara Trucco (University of Genova) and Giovanni Piccirilli (LUISS), Lecture on Electoral disputes: who is the arbiter and with which powers?

14.30 – 16.00- Graziella Romeo (Bocconi University, Milan), Lecture on The US Supreme Court and the problem of partisan gerrymandering

Thursday 18 July

9.30-11.00 Nicola Lupo (LUISS), Lecture on Constitutional Courts and electoral legislation: the case of Italy

11.30-13.00 - Cristina Fasone (LUISS), Lecture on The role of supranational courts in shaping electoral law

14.30 – Visit to the Italian Senate TBC

Friday 19 July

9.30 – 12.00 Closing roundtable on Euroskepticisim and the “new” European Parliament: what’s next after the 2019 vote? TBC

12.00-12.30 Commencement of diplomas