The Centre on Social Movement Studies


War, States and Movements

Sidney Tarrow, Emeritus Professor of Government at Cornell University inaugurated the academic year at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence with a Lectio Magistralis entitled “War, States and Movements: Lessons for the New Century”. Prof. Donatella della Porta , Director of COSMOS and Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore, introduced the lecture.

A video of the entire inagural event, held on 21st October 2014 at Palazzo Strozzi, is now available on Youtube at the following URL:


The Lectio Magistralis starts after 1h 27′, and it is preceded by the intervention of other invited speakers.

Initial list of invited speakers:

Fabio Beltram (Director of Scuola Normale Superiore)
Dario Nardella (Mayor of Florence)
Alberto Tesi (Dean of the University of Florence)
Stefano Fantoni (President of ANVUR – Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca)