Talks

Academic conferences (with peer-review of submitted abstracts)

2018

‘Translation management and digitalization in the Swiss Federal Government’ International Conference Language at work: research advances in social sciences. Universitat Rovera i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain 7-8 June

2017
The Helvetic Arrangement vs. the Lingua Franca. Can the Swiss model of personal multilingualism cope with European and global mobility?’ International Colloquium on “Language Skills for Economic and Social Inclusion’ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 12-13 October

‘Do you speak Swiss ? L’anglais en tant que langue non-officielle dans le régime linguistique suisse’ [‘Do you speak Swiss? English as a non-official language in the Swiss language regime’] Thematic session: ‘La transformation du gouvernement des langues en Europe et dans le monde’ [‘The transformation of language governance in Europe and in the world’], 7e Congrès triennal de l’Association belge francophone de science politique, Mons, Belgium, 3–4 April

2016

‘Linguistic labour market disenfranchisement’, Language and Occupation Project, Universitat Rovera i Virgili, Reus, Spain, 24-25 October
2016

‘Reframing territoriality: Multilingual law-making and the conceptualization of the Swiss language regime’, ECPR General Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 7-10 September

‘Does language enable economic freedoms? Evidence from the EU internal market’, Panel ‘Linguistic Diversity and Economic Development’, 24th World Congress of Political Science, Istanbul, Turkey, 23-28 July

‘Langues nationales et fédéralisme : défis et perspectives pour l’italien en Suisse’ [National Languages, Cantonal Competences: Challenges and Perspectives for Italian in Switzerland], international interdisciplinary conference “For and Against Models of Official Multiculturalism and Multilingualism’, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 5-7 May

2015

‘Co-drafting territoriality : Multilingual law-making and the conceptualization of the Swiss language regime’, Re-thinking Territoriality: Between Independence and Interdependence Conference, RC16/RC28/RC50, International Association of Political Science, Centre on Constitutional Change and School of Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 16-18 September

‘The Helvetic System: Prototype or Victim of Europe’s Language Policy?’, Panel ‘What is wrong with efficiency?’, 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, Paris, France, 8-10 July

‘Linguistic justice on the European labour market: assessing the freedom of movement through a capabilities approach’, Symposium Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 2-3 March

2014

‘Translation Policy and Federal Governance: a Swiss-Canadian Comparison’, Panel ‘Linguistic Federalism and Regionalism in Comparative Perspective’ (RC28/RC50), 24th World Congress of Political Science, Montreal, Canada, 20-25 July

2013

‘Is there an endogeneous bias in the economic evaluation of official language policies ? Exploring the shadow side of the Swiss language regime’, Multidisciplinary approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2013, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 5-7 September

2011

‘Conceptualiser la communication multilingue dans l’action de l’État’ [Conceptualising multilingual communication in government], Statehood traditions and linguistic regimes: state of the art. RC 50 Language and Politics, International Association of Political Science, University of Ottawa, Canada, 9-10 Septemer

2010

‘Langues, territoires et politiques publiques dans une perspective économico-institutionnelle’ [Languages, territories, and public policies from the perspective of institutional economics], 47e colloque de l’Association de science régionale de langue française (ASRDLF)/31a conferenza scientifica annuale dell’Associazione italiana di scienza regionale (AISRe), Università di Aosta, Italy, 20-22 September

2009

‘Diversity as a component of sustainable development’. 26th International Seminar on Federalism in Europe and in the World, Altiero Spinelli Institute on Federalist Studies, Ventotene, Italy, 2 September

2008

‘La langue comme facteur de développement régional : une lecture économico-institutionnelle de la territorialité et du multilinguisme dans l’évolution du secteur financier en Suisse’ [Language as a tool of regional development: an institutional reading of territorial multilingualism in the evolution of the Swiss financial sector], 47e colloque de l’Association de science régionale de langue française (ASRDLF), Rimouski (Québec), Canada, 27 August

Other presentations

2016

‘Le multilinguisme européen après le Brexit’ [European Multilingualism in Europe after Brexit] (with Michele Gazzola), Journée d’études Quel avenir pour l’Europe sociale dans le contexte du retour des nations ?, Revue Française d’Affaires Sociales, Paris, 24 November

‘La Suisse plurilingue dans un monde plurilingue’ Speech at the Café de politique étrangère ‘D’une Suisse plurilingue à une politique étrangère plus humaine’, Geneva, 31 March (upon invitation)

‘Le plurilinguisme: ses opportunités et ses dérives’ Keynote speech to the Settimana della Svizzera italiana Aula de la Rumine, Lausanne (Switzerland), 21 March (upon invitation)

‘Problemzone Freizügigkeit: Entwicklungen und Ausblick’ Kampagnentreffen SuisseMaximature, Operation Libero, Zurich, 15 March (upon invitation)

2015

‘The EU as a federal state in the making? Lessons from Germany and Switzerland’ 32nd International Seminar on Federalism in Europe and in the World. Altiero Spinelli Institute on Federalist Studies, Ventotene, Italy, 31 August (upon invitation)

2014

‘Multilinguisme et libre circulation des personnes : quels enjeux pour le marché du travail suisse ?’, Keynote speech to the event L’initiative ‘Contre l’immigration de masse’ : et après ?, Swiss Forum of Foreign Policy (foraus), Fribourg/Freiburg, 20 February (upon invitation)

2013

‘Die Schweiz, Dolmetscherin der deutsch-französischen Beziehungen?/La Suisse, interprète des relations franco-allemandes?’, Keynote speech to the trinational seminar La Suisse, actrice ou spectatrice des relations franco-allemandes/Die Schweiz, Akteurin oder Zuschauerin der deutsch-französischen Beziehungen?, Université de Fribourg/Universität Freiburg, Switzerland, 10 October (upon invitation)

‘Mehrwert der Mehrsprachigkeit in der Wirtschaft/Plus-value du plurilinguisme dans l’économie’. Keynote speech to the Prix du bi- et plurilinguisme/Preis für die Zwei- und Mehrsprachigkeit, Forum du plurilinguilsme/Forum für die Zweisprachigkeit, Bern, Switzerland, 14 October (upon invitation)

2012

‘Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa: welcher Ansatz ?’, Europawerkstatt 2012: Quo vadis Europa?, Berlin, Germany, 15 September (upon invitation)

2011

‘A European Plan for a Sustainable Economic and Financial World Order’. 28th International Seminar on Federalism in Europe and in the World. Altiero Spinelli Institute on Federalist Studies, Ventotene, Italy, 2 September (upon invitation)

‘New dimensions of European Federalism’. Linnaseminaari 2011. Eurooppanuoret, Porvoo, Finland, 28 August (upon invitation)

‘What does the F-word stand for? An introduction to European Federalism’, ‘Welcome to Europe’ Training Seminar, Young European Federalists (‘Youth in Action’ Programme, sub-action 5.1, European Commission, DG Education and Culture), Leuven, Belgium, 15 January

2008

‘Identity, Citizenship and Language in European Perspectives’, Majorities for Minorities: Empowering Participation in Heterogenous Societies, International Seminar, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 24 March

Panel discussions

2016

‘Le multilinguisme dans les institutions européennes : mythes, réalités et perspectives’ Assises du plurilinguisme, Centre européen du plurilinguisme, Brussels, 19-20 May

2014

‘Deutsch lohnt sich’, Gesamtschweizerische Tagung für Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer DaF/DaZ, Bern, Switzerland, 21 June

2012

‘Rencontre entre générations : jeunes universitaires’, Rencontres suisses, Nouvelle société helvétique, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 Novemebr

‘La diversité culturelle européenne : quel modèle adopter ?’’, Forum Suisse de Politique Internationale (FSPI), Geneva, Switzerland, 1 October

2011

‘Straight communication between youth and politicians’, Trans-national youth seminar for members of youth parliaments. Suomen Nuorisovaltuustojen Liitto – Nuva ry, Tampere, Finland, 25 August

2010

‘Welcome to Europe? The current challenges of Europe’s integration policy’, Welcome to Europe: a youth perspective on immigration. Young European Federalists, Valletta, Malta, 22 October (chair)

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