On Thursday, March 30th at 12 PM (CET), we are hosting the CAS SEE Seminar with Angela Taraborrelli on Federalism and Cosmopolitanism: Beyond the Limits of International Law, in conversation with our Fellow Letizia Konderak.

Yorgos Christidis


Angela Taraborrelli (PhD 2001) is Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari, where she teaches Institutions of Political Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and History and Theories of Cosmopolitanism. She has devoted three volumes to the theme of cosmopolitanism: Dal Cittadino del mondo al mondo dei cittadini. Saggio su Kant (From the Citizen of the World to the World of Citizens. Essay on Kant) (2004), Contemporary Cosmopolitanism (Bloomsbury, 2015), Hannah Arendt and Cosmopolitanism: State, Community, Worlds in Common (Mimesis 2022; Bloomsbury 2024). She works from a cosmopolitan perspective on democracy, human rights and migration, and in particular on the problem of the integration of migrants in European societies. She is on the editorial and scientific board of several journals in the field; she founded and directs the series of studies on cosmopolitanism “L’albero delle direzioni” (Castelvecchi editore). Currently, she is member of the team of the research project “The Rule of Law Crisis and Democratic Backsliding in the EU (RoL)”. Moreover, she is a member of the Italian Society of Political Philosophy, the Italian Society of Critical Theory, the Italian Society of Kantian Studies, the Kantian Political Thought Standing Group (ECPR) and, as an Expert, member of the national delegation of the Program Committee of Horizon Europe.

About the Seminar

Arendt’s analysis of the condition of stateless persons opens the space beyond the global organization of the nation and sovereign states, whose citizens are the only ones entitled to human rights.

The conversation will explore the possibility of rethinking the worldly law from the perspective of a federal structure connecting non-sovereign states; it will also discuss the political and legal means for facing the tragedy of statelessness.

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Fellowships are enabled by the ERSTE Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund in the framework of supporting brain circulation for democratic development in Southeast Europe.

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