Dottorato di ricerca SDA


GS.pngGS is firmly grounded on the scientific conviction that certain sets of problems dealing with the complexities of our societies and present-day time should be investigated with the advantage of a number of academic approaches, only one point of view being insufficient to tackle the depth and intricacy of these issues. For this reason, the topics within the programme are selected for being at the intersection of several branches of study. 


  • Distance and Virtuality. How Living Together, Working in Team, Exerting Public Powers, Providing Goods and Services, Participating in Politics Change When Virtuality Bridges Distance
  • Law, Politics, and Knowledge. How the Information Revolution, Media Coverage, and Global Problems Understanding - or the Lack of It - Affects Power, Citizenship, and the Quality of Democracy
  • The Politics of Health, the Health of Politics. Vulnerabilities, Care, Medicalisation, Healthcare Policy and Organisational Models
  • Individual and Collective Responsibility in the Technological Age. New Roles for Public Actors, New Spaces for Individual/Collective Responsibility
  • Environmental, Economic, Financial and Social Sustainability. Agriculture, Culture, Energy, Food, and Manifacturing
  • Global Justice and Law. Intersectional Understanding of Inequality. National Authorities, Local Powers, Supranational Organisations, and Active Citizenship in the Fight against Inequality for a More Inclusive Economy and Society
  • Consumption, Markets and Global Competitiveness. Internationalization of Business, Integrated Reporting, Communication, CSR and the Consumer Ecosystem
3 years
Benedetta Barbisan, a comparative constitutional lawyer based at the University of Macerata and at Georgetown as a Visiting Professor of Law
GS’s scientific board is highly interdisciplinary and international. 

The executive board is composed of members from a variety of disciplines and countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States), flanked by a scientific board made of internationally distinguished scholars such as:

  • Giuliano Amato (Italian Constitutional Court, former Vice-President of the European Convention, former Italian Prime Minister)
  • Richard Bellamy (Max Weber Programme, European University Institute)
  • Guido Calabresi (Yale Law School)
  • Ana Marta Guillen Rodriguez (Universidad de Oviedo)
  • Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School)
  • Mattias Kumm (Berlin Social Science Centre; NYU School of Law)
  • Christopher McCrudden (Queen's University Belfast; Michigan Law School)
  • Isabelle Pingel (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Marco Roscini (Westminster University)
  • Antoon Vandevelde (KU Leuven)
  • Armin von Bogdandy (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law – Heidelberg)


Candidates will be admitted to the interview when a very good evaluation according to these criteria is achieved:

a)     evaluation of the master’s degree’s consistency with the PhD programme;
b)     evaluation of the CV;
c)     evaluation of the project statement’s quality, creativity and impact;
d)     language proficiency

Interview will be conducted and assessed according to these criteria:
a) discussion with the candidate on the CV;
b) discussion with the candidate on the project statement’s quality, creativity and impact;
c) English language proficiency as emerged during the interview;
d) motivation


GS is aimed at educating skilled researchers capable of applying their scholarly experience in professional environments where the scientific ability to address complex matters is needed. Although the natural destination of this programme is the academia, GS commits itself to train new generations of scholars whose analytical and critical armamentary is valuable also to institutions, think-tanks, NGOs, groups of interests. Our ultimate aspiration is to raise a class of intellectuals and researchers combining a top-notch scientific background with a strong engagement in facing present-day challenges.


Deadline: June 30th, 2020

Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/06/12 16:56:29 GMT+2
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