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2018-19 Americans in the EU

Four Judges

Primo It’s February and I’m in, of all places, Luxembourg. How did I get here? I accepted a six-month Fulbright-Schuman fellowship in Florence, but we fellows have all been summoned for a weeklong seminar in Luxembourg and Belgium. I’m not thrilled, I admit, to leave my large family behind in a still-frigid Tuscany. But here […]

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2018-19 Europeans in the USA

Searching for Historical Perspectives

My visit to Columbia University is drawing to a close. The four months I have spent here have been an extraordinary period, and I’m grateful to Fulbright for making it possible. It is next to impossible to describe in detail all the highlights and opportunities that the program has granted me. As a visiting scholar […]

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2018-19

My Fulbright-Schuman Experience in NYC

The Fulbright-Schuman Program made possible one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. Even if I initially conceived it as a mainly academic project, I very soon realized that this would be a profoundly transforming and personal experience. Being in New York City for six months to study at Columbia University was academically enriching […]

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2017-18 Europeans in the USA

A Taste of the Big Apple

Spending five months studying in New York was an enriching experience that challenged my idea of the United States. Before going into the nitty gritty of my experience, some background is needed as to why I decided to study in the US. Mid-way through the second year of my PhD in Law at the European […]

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2017 Americans in the EU

State of the European Union

The scene outside in the spring Tuscan sun was pure Brussels: black limousines, heavy security, expensive black suits. Inside, in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, it was pure Italian Renaissance: a glorious ceiling of 39 panels painted by Giorgio Vasari, statues by Michelangelo and Bandinelli, and banks of flowers. But the message […]

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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

End of an Era

This blog post admittedly has a slightly dramatic title. Nevertheless, when I took the plane across the Atlantic after my Fulbright-Schuman experience had come to the end, it certainly felt like that. Now I feel like it is finally time to say goodbye to my grand adventure. When I was only embarking on my Fulbright […]

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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

Just a Glimpse: The Tale of Living not Visiting

While this is my second blog entry, it feels very much like the first. In part, due to the simple enormity of the United States and the richness of my experience here, in part, due to the academic and professional opportunities of which I feel I have not yet grasped enough, and finally, in part […]