Rome Events

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Taming the Pharmakon: A Workshop on Improving Pharmaceutical Science

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 12 - 14, 2017

The world Pharmaceuticals industry enters a dramatic juncture in its long history, beset on all sides by critics of its funding and ethics. This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from STS, history of science, and health policy to finally confront the questions: What plausibly can be done to reform Big Pharma? Has 50 years of Pharma innovation so transformed the nature of science that there is no going back? 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Taming the Pharmakon: A Workshop on Improving Pharmaceutical Science

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 12 - 14, 2017

The world Pharmaceuticals industry enters a dramatic juncture in its long history, beset on all sides by critics of its funding and ethics. This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from STS, history of science, and health policy to finally confront the questions: What plausibly can be done to reform Big Pharma? Has 50 years of Pharma innovation so transformed the nature of science that there is no going back? 

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Religion and Responses to Migrants and Refugees in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 13 - 14, 2017

The Rome Global Gateway will host an opening research workshop (a meeting of the core research team and collaborators from European based institutions) that will serve to plan the pilot study in Italy as part of a larger study. The outputs of this project will include a major book and related academic articles in leading political science, sociology of religion, and theology journals. The organizers are also planning to develop working papers and reports that may be of special interest to policymakers and religious leaders seeking to address the immediate needs of refugees and migrants, as well as the concerns of citizens in receiving societies.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Taming the Pharmakon: A Workshop on Improving Pharmaceutical Science

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 12 - 14, 2017

The world Pharmaceuticals industry enters a dramatic juncture in its long history, beset on all sides by critics of its funding and ethics. This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from STS, history of science, and health policy to finally confront the questions: What plausibly can be done to reform Big Pharma? Has 50 years of Pharma innovation so transformed the nature of science that there is no going back? 

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Religion and Responses to Migrants and Refugees in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 13 - 14, 2017

The Rome Global Gateway will host an opening research workshop (a meeting of the core research team and collaborators from European based institutions) that will serve to plan the pilot study in Italy as part of a larger study. The outputs of this project will include a major book and related academic articles in leading political science, sociology of religion, and theology journals. The organizers are also planning to develop working papers and reports that may be of special interest to policymakers and religious leaders seeking to address the immediate needs of refugees and migrants, as well as the concerns of citizens in receiving societies.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Symposium-Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethical, and Psychological Considerations

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 18, 2017

Building on two foundational workshops already organized by a newly formed collaborative research group involving faculty from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Zurich, a follow-up symposium will be hosted at the Notre Dame Gateway Facility in Rome. The topic for this symposium is: “Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethial, and Psychological Considerations,” which will encapsulate the issues considered in the two workshops and extend the consideration of these important topics. The symposium will involve participants from Notre Dame, the University of Zurich, and other American and European universities, along with US and Swiss military/humanitarian personnel, all of whom share an interest in the broader philosophical, ethical, and psychological effects of modern technology-enhanced warfare.

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Varieties of Democracy: What Do We Know after 227 Years?​

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 19, 2017

The organizers are among the leaders of the Varieties of Democracy project, which has published new indicators of more than 350 attributes of democracy for most countries in the world from 1900 to the present. These new data create an opportunity to re-examine all quantitative research about the nature and causes of democracy. The PIs plan to write a book that, first, surveys historical trends in democratization in order to highlight how our data modifies our understanding of this process in different regions of the world. Second, the book will re-test dozens of hypotheses about the causes of democracy, including economic, social, cultural, and international determinants. The ultimate goal is to synthesize a new theoretical understanding of democratization.…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Symposium-Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethical, and Psychological Considerations

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 18, 2017

Building on two foundational workshops already organized by a newly formed collaborative research group involving faculty from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Zurich, a follow-up symposium will be hosted at the Notre Dame Gateway Facility in Rome. The topic for this symposium is: “Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethial, and Psychological Considerations,” which will encapsulate the issues considered in the two workshops and extend the consideration of these important topics. The symposium will involve participants from Notre Dame, the University of Zurich, and other American and European universities, along with US and Swiss military/humanitarian personnel, all of whom share an interest in the broader philosophical, ethical, and psychological effects of modern technology-enhanced warfare.

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Varieties of Democracy: What Do We Know after 227 Years?​

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 19, 2017

The organizers are among the leaders of the Varieties of Democracy project, which has published new indicators of more than 350 attributes of democracy for most countries in the world from 1900 to the present. These new data create an opportunity to re-examine all quantitative research about the nature and causes of democracy. The PIs plan to write a book that, first, surveys historical trends in democratization in order to highlight how our data modifies our understanding of this process in different regions of the world. Second, the book will re-test dozens of hypotheses about the causes of democracy, including economic, social, cultural, and international determinants. The ultimate goal is to synthesize a new theoretical understanding of democratization.…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Varieties of Democracy: What Do We Know after 227 Years?​

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 19, 2017

The organizers are among the leaders of the Varieties of Democracy project, which has published new indicators of more than 350 attributes of democracy for most countries in the world from 1900 to the present. These new data create an opportunity to re-examine all quantitative research about the nature and causes of democracy. The PIs plan to write a book that, first, surveys historical trends in democratization in order to highlight how our data modifies our understanding of this process in different regions of the world. Second, the book will re-test dozens of hypotheses about the causes of democracy, including economic, social, cultural, and international determinants. The ultimate goal is to synthesize a new theoretical understanding of democratization.…

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