School of Political Sciences

The School of Political Sciences, now in its tenth edition, rests on two pillars: political-constitutional, with particular reference to the evolution of Italian institutional and economic life, e historical and internationalistic, with attention to the dynamics of the Mediterranean area and the Eurasian quadrant.

The training course is aimed at comprehension and to the analysis of the most significant ones socioeconomic and political variables in Italy, in Europe and on the global stage. Both the training and research activities provided by the School are inspired by the constitutional principles of political, ideological, religious and cultural pluralism, understood as vivifying elements of a democratic system with the aim of increasing among citizens, in particular among young people, awareness of the rights linked to citizenship and active participation in decision-making processes.

The School also intends to prepare methodological and cognitive tools for those who work in the political field, in the world of work, in public administrations and in associations and, by combining knowledge from different fields, ensures training based on adequate knowledge and culture of political and social phenomena in their historical evolution in the context of national and international references.

To this end, collaboration is ensured with the political and cultural training centers present in national and international institutions and the drawing, for higher education and research activities, of qualified resources of teachers, represented by the academic world and experts in the field. cultural world and political institutions and the various productive areas of the country system.


2023/2024 academic year

2023/2024 edition

Lessons will be held every Thursday in mixed mode in person and online on the platform Everywhere from 14pm to 00pm, unless otherwise scheduled, starting from 16 October 00.

The School is open to all UNINT students. The number of credits to be awarded to each student is determined by the respective degree course to which they belong.

How to register:

Send an e-mail from your University mailbox to the address, writing in the subject "School of Political Sciences registration" and indicating in the body of the e-mail your name and surname, the degree course membership and registration number.

Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance under the following conditions:

  • participation in at least 80% of lessons;
  • final interview on a topic chosen by the student and agreed with the scientific committee.


The school will be open to an external public, subject to agreements reached with the scientific committee.

The new world (and the rule that doesn't exist)

Democracy of the twentieth century, between artificial intelligence, climate crises, and the triumph of digital capitalism

We live in the time of the "immediate", in which speed and instantaneity seem to steal the field from reflection and depth. Politics in liberal-democratic systems does not seem capable of crossing the threshold of today, under the lash of a fierce electoral market that responds much more to the canons of commercial marketing rather than those of ideological "vision". The "long thought" becomes bonsai thought: just the time for an advert which however fails to understand and prepare adequate responses to phenomena of global scope and of a structural nature, such as migratory flows from underdeveloped countries to rich Western countries . Climate change certainly doesn't help and the climate of conflict between cultures which brings obsessions already described by Spengler 100 years ago on the decline of the West to the present day doesn't help. In this difficult and unprecedented context, the "digital" wave moves with unstoppable pervasiveness, with its "culture" based on the removal of all mediation, with its economy based on the neo-capitalism of Over The Top, the masters of the Internet , with the advent, a little mysterious, a little horrifying, a little real, of AI, artificial intelligence that is anything but a science fiction story. On the contrary. In this context, it might make sense to ask us all the question: "does the idea of ​​democracy that we knew with the democratic constitutionalism of the twentieth century still hold up"? The events of the School of Political Sciences will try to open a debate on these decisive themes through a series of 12 meetings with personalities from institutions, academics, communication professionals, scientists who have measured and are measuring themselves with modernity at the height of the years winds of the new millennium.


Among the guests of the 10th edition are:

  • Stefano Brusadelli, journalist: Public opinion and printed paper: the Panorama epic (1962-1994)
  • Carlo Calenda, parliamentarian: Politics and economics;
  • Nino D'Ammacco, full professor of public law in Bari: Migration flows in the Mediterranean, between emergency and opportunity.
  • Francesco Di Leo, director of International Affairs: Communication and the global world: ingredients for use;
  • Raffaele Fitto, minister: PNRR and burden sharing in Europe: solidarity but not always;
  • Lorenzo Guerini, president of the Parliamentary Commission on Services: Intelligence and cybersecurity;
  • Giacomo Lasorella, president of the Communication Authority, former deputy general secretary of the Chamber of Deputies: Parliamentarism in the transition;
  • Antonio Malaschini, general secretary emeritus of the Senate: The China model and the Asian century;
  • Marco Riccieri, general manager of Eurispes: Digital codes of ethics. A comparative perspective
  • Francesco Rutelli, former vice-president of the Council, writer: Anti-rhetorical lesson on the environment;
  • Felice Ungaro, manager medical doctor and researcher in Integrated complex system treatments: Artificial intelligence, health, law: prospects and alarms;