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FixEurope Speakers

The #FixEurope Campus and Conference will host many speakers and trainers from throughout Europe. This page will be updated constantly in the lead-up to the campus as more speakers have yet to be confirmed. 

BPCacciaBeppe Caccia (Parma, Italy, 1968), graduated in Philosophy (University of Padua), Ph.D. in European and Euro-American Political Studies (University of Turin), scholar in History of Political Thought, works for several international research institutions; from 1997 to 2014 was councillor and from 2001 to 2005 deputy mayor for Social affairs in the City of Venice; member of political-cultural Association “in comune” (Venice); is active in Italian and European social movements, like Blockupy international coalition; member of the Editorial Board of Global Project; participates in EuroNomade independent research network; collaborates also with “il manifesto”daily newspaper.

ULRIKE GUEROT Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 11.49.12is Founder and Director of the „European Democracy Lab“ at the European School of Governance, in Berlin, and currently also a lecturer on European integration at Viadrina University, Frankfurt. She writes about European Democracy and global Europe. She has 20 years of experience in the European think tank community and has taught both in Europe and the US. Apart from being Senior Associate for Germany at the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), she previously worked as head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), head of the European Union Unit at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and as senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF). For her European engagement, she has received the French award „L’Ordre pour le Mérite“ in 2003.

Sassen_image_KhakiSASSKIA SASSEN is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought  at Columbia University. Her most recent book, published in May 2014, is Expulsions – Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press), and explores the ways ‘today’s socioeconomic and environmental  dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice […] ‘ but  ‘are more accurately understood as a type of expulsion – from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible’, linked to ongoing developements in the fields of knowledge and technologies.


IGOR ŠTIKS is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh. He gained his PhD at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Before joining the ECA, he was a senior research fellow at the CITSEE project (School od Law, University of Edinburgh). Together with Jo Shaw he edited the collections Citizenship after Yugoslavia (Routledge, 2013) and Citizenship Rights (Ashgate, 2013), and, with Srećko Horvat, Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics after Yugoslavia (Verso, 2015).  His novel A Castle in Romagna received the Award “Slavic” for Best First Book in 2000. Between 2011 and 2013 he was co-organiser of the Subversive Festival in Zagreb and since 2013 he is a coordinator of Open University Sarajevo.