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Balzan Prize 2019: Nominations and Subjects

15 March, the closing date for submitting nominations for the 2019 Balzan Prize, marks the beginning of the phase leading to the announcement of the Prizewinners on 9 September.

25-03-2019

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Jean Starobinski 1920 - 2019

The International Balzan Foundation joins in mourning the passing of Jean Starobinski on 4 March. 

07-03-2019

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Wallace Broecker 1931 - 2019

The International Balzan Foundation mourns the death of Wallace Broecker, 2008 Balzan Prizewinner for the Science of Climate Change.

19-02-2019

Press Review

Three Interviews with Prizewinner Marilyn Strathern

El Mundo, Berliner Zeitung, Corriere del Ticino (download)

13-02-2019

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Balzan Prizes 2018 presented in Rome

The Balzan Prizes 2018 were presented today by the President of the Italian Republic, during the ceremony, which took place at the Auditorium of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

23-11-2018

Press releases

I Premi Balzan 2018 consegnati a Roma

23-11-2018

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Seventh IinteR-La+B in Rome

The seventh meeting of IinteR-La+b (International Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory) was held at the Accademia Nazionale di Lincei, Rome, on November 16, 2011. The meeting was devoted to the topic: Memory.

22-11-2018

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The Balzan Papers presented in Rome

On 22 November in Rome the first issue of the Balzan Papers, edited by Salvatore Veca, was presented.

14-11-2018

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THE 2018 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

Marilyn Strathern (UK) Jürgen Osterhammel (Germany) Detlef Lohse (Germany/Netherlands) Eva Kondorosi (Hungary) Terre des hommes (Switzerland)

10-09-2018

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THE 2018 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

10-09-2018

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Balzan Prize: an Award to Research

03-09-2018

Press releases

2018 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

■ Social Anthropology
■ Global History
■ Fluid Dynamics
■ Chemical Ecology
■ Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples

03-08-2018

News

2018 Prizewinners to be announced on 10 September (Streaming)

It will be awarded also the Prize for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity Among Peoples

18-07-2018

Events

Round Tables with Rosalyn Higgins in Milan and Lugano

Milan  29 May, Lugano 30 May, 2018. Tor two round tables on the theme of international Law

31-05-2018

Events

Annual Balzan lecture: Federico Capasso in Lugano

Cascade lasers and flat optics for the 21st century.
It was held on 12 April 2018, as part of the international symposium # digitale21

15-04-2018

Press releases

Balzan Prizes 2018: Nominations and Subjects

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15-03-2018

Press Review

Interviews with 2017 Balzan Prizewinners from the German Press

Berliner Zeitung
Der Standard
St Galler Tagblatt
Cluverius

27-02-2018

Events

Evening in Milan in Memory of James Sloss Ackerman

On 31 January 2018 in the Sala Meili, the Swiss Centre in Milan; Architettura: una storia. Ricordando James Sloss Ackerman

31-01-2018

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Luciano Maiani Chairman of the General Prize Committee

LUCIANO MAIANI is the new Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee
DONATELLA DELLA PORTA and SALWA EL-SHAWAN CASTELO-BRANCO have been nominated as Members

18-01-2018

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Luciano Maiani Chairman of the General Prize Commitee

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17-01-2018

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Balzan Prizes 2017 awarded in Berne

Berne,17 November 2017 - Today, During the Awards Ceremony at the Federal Palace in Berne, this year’s Balzan Prizes were presented to: Bina Agarwal (India), for Gender Studies, Aleida and Jan Assmann (Germany), for Collective Memory, James P. Allison and Robert D. Schreiber (USA), for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy, Michaël Gillon (Belgium), for The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets, Robert O. Keohane, (USA) for International Relations, History and Theory (2016)

17-11-2017

Press releases

The Balzan Prize: a Prize that awards Research

In 2017 more than thirty million Swiss Francs of research funding in all fields of knowledge

17-11-2017

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Press Kit of the Balzan Foundation

The Foundation, the Prizewinners, the Bodies - updated November 2017

14-11-2017

Events

The 2017 Balzan Prizewinners' Interdisciplinary Forum in Berne

James Allison and Robert Schreiber, Michaël Gillon, Robert O. Keohane, Bina Agarwal, Aleida and Jan Assmann at the Yehudi Menuhin Forum

01-11-2017

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The "New Oppenheim" by R. Higgins: launch in New York

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
"Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations" with author Rosalyn Higgins
UNITED NATIONS BOOKSHOP New York - USA

19-10-2017

Events

Annual Balzan Lecture by Francis Halzen in Rome

IceCube and the Discovery of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos.
Accademia dei Lincei 11/10/2017

12-10-2017

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THE 2017 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

Aleida and Jan Assmann (Germany),
Bina Agarwal (India),
James P. Allison and Robert D. Schreiber (USA),
Michaël Gillon (Belgium),
Robert O. Keohane, (USA)

12-09-2017

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THE 2017 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

11-09-2017

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2017 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

■ Collective Memory
■ Gender Studies
■ Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy
■ The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets
■ International Relations: History and Theory [not awarded in 2016]

15-07-2017

Press releases

New Members on the Balzan General Prize Committee

Børge Diderichsen and Nathalie Heinich have been appointed to the General Prize Committee of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize". They replace Marc Van Montagu and Dominique Schnapper...

03-07-2017

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New Members on the Balzan General Prize Committee

Børge Diderichsen and Nathalie Heinich have been appointed to the General Prize Committee of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize". They replace Marc Van Montagu and Dominique Schnapper...

03-07-2017

Events

Utopia and Enlightenment in Milan

Utopia e Lumi. La lezione di Bronislaw Baczko, in occasione della pubblicazione del Dictionnaire critique de l'utopie au temps des Lumières

21-06-2017

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A Project for the Independent Theater: conversation with Manfred Brauneck

Independent theatre is the subject of Manfred Brauneck’s Balzan research project, which concluded with the publication of a highly significant work that Brauneck summarizes for Henning Klüver in a recent conversation held in Hamburg.

12-06-2017

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A global Project for the Music: Interview with Reinhard Strohm

Walter Rauhe met with Reinhard Strohm for a dialogue on some of the many subjects that emerged from his important and complex Research Project.

24-05-2017

Events

Balzan Lecture by Manuel Castells at the USI - Lugano

Manuel Castells delivered a public lecture entitled The Crisis of the Liberal Democracy from Brexit to Trump and Beyond at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano

22-05-2017

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Appointments to the Balzan Foundation "Fund" Board

Gisèle Girgis-Musy named as Chairman of the Balzan "Fund" Board. André Bandi appointed as a new member of the Board.

17-05-2017

News

The Syriac World Rediscovered: an Interview

Fruit of meticulous interdisciplinary work, Syriaca.org is the cornerstone upon which Peter Brown’s Balzan research project entitled Figures in Landscape has been built. Peter Brown, Balzan Prize for Ancient History, and David Michelson, project leader, illustrate this innovative form of historical-cultural corpus in an interview by Susannah Gold.

20-03-2017

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Meeting on Utopia at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris

Entitled Penser l'Utopie on Friday 20 January 2017. The event follows up on the recent publication of the Dictionnaire critique de l'utopie au temps des Lumières under the direction of Bronislaw Baczko

10-01-2017

Events

Incontro sull'Utopia all'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Parigi

The event followed up on the recent publication of the "Dictionnaire critique de l'utopie au temps des Lumières", in the frame of Bronislaw Baczko's Balzan Research Project.

10-01-2017

Events

2016 Annual Balzan Lecture: Pascale Cossart in Lausanne

The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes: a unique model in biology

14-12-2016

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Fifth IinteR-La+B in Rome

The fifth meeting of IinteR-La+b  was held at the Accademia di Lincei, Rome, on November 16, 2011. The topic: Innovation.

22-11-2016

Events

The 2016 Balzan Prizewinners' Interdisciplinary Forum in Rome

Reinhard Jahn, Piero Boitani and Federico Capasso at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

18-11-2016

Press releases

The 2016 Balzan Prizes presented in Rome

Rome, 17 November 2016 - The Balzan Prizes 2016 were presented today by the President of the Italian Republic. During the ceremony, which took place at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the prizes were presented to Piero Boitani, Federico Capasso and Reinhard Jahn. 750,000 Swiss Francs (approx. €685,000; $765,000) for each of the subjects. Half of the amount must be destined by the winners to research projects...

17-11-2016

Events

Balzan Lecture by Alain Aspect at the USI - Lugano

From the Einstein-Bohr debate to a new quantum revolution

08-10-2016

Events

Lectio Magistralis by André Vauchez in Milan

Dai santi ai santuari: lo spazio e il sacro nell'occidente cristiano.

08-09-2016

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Interview: a "new Oppenheim" for Rosalyn Higgins

Rosalyn Higgins and the young collaborators working under her Balzan research project are on the final stretch of the enormous work of editing a "new Oppenheim". In an interview by Susannah Gold, Dame Rosalyn explained the phases of conceiving and implementing work on the new volume of one of the most fundamental treatises on law of our times.

08-07-2016

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A Dictionary of Utopia: Book Launch in Geneva

On 16 June 2016 in Geneva there will be a book launch for the Dictionnaire critique de l'Utopie au temps des Lumières. The dictionary is the fruit of the research project funded with the second half of Bronislaw Baczko’s 2011 Balzan Prize.

25-05-2016

Press Review

Selection of articles Balzan Prizes 2015

Interviews with the four 2015 Balzan Prizewinners in European newspapers: Badische Zeitung (Germany), Corriere del Ticino (Switzerland), Delo (Slovenia), Der Standard (Austria,) De Standaard (Belgium), El Mundo (Spain)

19-05-2016

Press releases

New Members Appointed to the Organization and Governing Bodies of the Balzan

The International Balzan Foundation announces new appointments to the organization and governing bodies of the “Prize” and “Fund” Foundations.

25-01-2016

Press releases

Balzan Prizes 2015 Awarded in Berne

Berne,13 November 2015 - The Balzan Prizes 2015 were presented today by the Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann...

13-11-2015

Events

Lectures by Jules Hoffmann in Lugano and Milano

L'immunité innée des insectes à l'homme

21-09-2015

Press releases

THE 2015 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

750,000 Swiss Francsfor each of the four subjects
Milan, 7 September 2015 - The names of the 2015 Balzan Prizewinners were disclosed today...

07-09-2015

Press releases

2015 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

- History of European Art (1300-1700) - Economic History
- Astroparticle Physics including ...  -  Oceanography

07-09-2015

Press releases

Balzan Events in Paris on 21 and 22 May, 2015

at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

30-04-2015

Press releases

Balzan Prizes 2014 Award Ceremony in Rome

Rome, 20 November 2014 - The Balzan Prizes 2014 were presented today by the President of the Italian Republic. During the ceremony, which took place at the Palazzo del Quirinale...

20-11-2014

Press releases

The BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS 2014

Milan, 8 September 2014 - The names of the 2014 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement: ...

08-09-2014

Press releases

2014 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

Classical Archaeology  - Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind
Basic and/or applied Plant Ecology - Mathematics
Humanity, Peace and Fraternity Among Peoples

06-08-2014

Press releases

New Chairman of the Balzan Foundation "Prize" Enrico Decleva

Two new Swiss members are to join the Balzan General Prize Committee

03-12-2013

Press releases

Balzan Prizes 2013 Awarded in Berne

The Balzan Prizes 2013 were presented today, November 15, by the Federal Councillor Alain Berset in Berne...

15-11-2013

Press Review

The New York Review of Books, 7 November 2013, publishes Ronald Dworkin

The New York Review of Books (50th Anniversary special issue) has published Ronald Dworkin's Balzan discourse

30-10-2013

Press releases

The BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS 2013

Milan, 9 September 2013 - The names of the 2013 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement: ...

09-09-2013

Press releases

2013 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

- Medieval History   -  Sociology
- Quantum Information Processing -  Infectious diseases

27-08-2013

Press Review

Interviews with Reinhard Strohm in important Italian and Austrian media

Two daily newspapers, Der Standard and Il Sole 24 Ore, a weekly magazine, Profil, and the monthly Amadeus have interviewed the 2012 Balzan Prizewinner for Musicology (download)

19-06-2013

Press releases

50 years ago, in Rome, the Pope returned to the Quirinal to the Balzan Prize

50 years ago, May 11, 1963, Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli) entered the Quirinal Palace in Rome to attend the Balzan Awards Ceremony...

08-05-2013

Press releases

La Raccolta Eugenio Balzan a Bellinzona

(Italian)

28-09-2012

Press releases

The BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS 2012

Milan, 10 September 2012 - The names of the 2012 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement: ...

10-09-2012

Press releases

Balzan Prize 2012: Descriptions of the 4 Subject Areas

Jurisprudence - Musicology - Solid Earth Sciences - Epigenetics

18-07-2012

Press releases

Balzan Prizes 2012 Award Ceremony in Rome

The Balzan Prizes for 2010 were presented on November 19 by the President of the Italian Republic...

14-01-2012

Press releases

2016 Prize Subject Areas: short Profiles

Comparative Literature - International Relations: History and Theory
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience... - Applied Photonics

Press releases

THE 2016 BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS

Milan, 12 September 2016 - The names of the 2016 Balzan Prizewinners were disclosed today in a public announcement: Piero Boitani (Italy) for Comparative Literature; the Prize for International Relations was not awarded at this time; Reinhard Jahn (Germany) for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, including neurodegenerative and developmental aspects; Federico Capasso (Italy/USA) for Applied Photonics.

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