Milan, a global centre of fashion and design and the financial capital of Italy, will host the EPSA’s seventh annual general conference, taking place from June 22-24, 2017.
The conference will take place in the Palazzo delle Stelline, a converted monastery that is now a modern, custom-designed conference centre with first-class facilities and amenities. Set in an elegant 16th-century monastery, the conference centre is a 5-minute walk from Milano Nord Cadorna train station and a 12-minute walk from the medieval fortress and museum, Castello Sforzesco. Attached to the conference centre is a hotel with 105 guest rooms.
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EPSA received almost 1,400 submissions and expects about 800 participants at the Milan conference. We will have from 180-200 panels on all issues of modern political science. Participants will find plenty of opportunity to discuss their work, to network or to simply enjoy the environs and attractions of Milan in the summer.
EPSA’s annual conference is a general political science conference and as such, invites the presentation of cutting edge research results from all fields of political science and all types of interdisciplinary research with a political component.
On Friday, prof. Mario Monti will deliver the keynote speech at the Aula Magna of the Università degli Studi di Milano, followed by a Reception at Cortile d’Onore, Ca’ Granda. The keynote speech is organized in collaboration with the Emeritus Professors Association of the Università degli Studi di Milano.
We are expecting a packed set of additional events at the conference, namely:
- a professionally-hosted wine tasting – register here before 30 April;
- a Friday evening keynote address by Prof. Mario Monti, followed by
- a reception at the University of Milan’s breathtaking Cortile d’Onore, Ca’ Granda;
- a roundtable on Brexit and the future of the European Union.
Art Corner: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is located in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, just opposite of Il Palazzo delle Stelline. For conservation purposes, access is allowed to small groups of 25 visitors on selected days and time slots. Booking is compulsory and tickets are available from several websites, e.g. here and here. If interested, we strongly suggest to book your visit as soon as possible. EPSA is not planning a group event.
Museo della Pietà Rondanini, the last unfinished sculpture of Michelangelo Buonarroti, is in the Sforza Castle, a short walk from Il Palazzo delle Stelline. Tickets can also be bought online and on site but admission is limited to 30 visitors at a time. Booking of time slots is only available for groups of between 20 and 30 visitors.