“He who does not expect will not find out the unexpected, for it is trackless and unexplored.”

Fragment 18, as quoted in The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: An Edition of the Fragments (1981) edited by Charles H. Kahn, p. 105

CISEPS is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The aim of the Center is to contribute to the advancement of social sciences through research focused on the improvement of the explanatory and predictive capabilities of the basic models in social sciences. Its members are scholars working in all fields that can contribute to the achievement of the above goals.

The Center aims to disseminate the output of its scientific research through seminars, workshops and conferences, also creating partnerships with other centers and institutions. Research activities are conducted in Research Units and also open to students of any level, both internal and external to the University of Milano-Bicocca, who can have direct research experiences through internships.

CISEPS has an independent management body, composed by a Scientific Director, an Executive Board (Scientific Committee), and an Advisory Board, who are responsible for the organization of the Center’s activities.

Aims and objectives


20–22 September, 2022

The True, the Valid and the Normative

San Raffaele School of Philosophy

Download program here.

[CISEPS sponsored event - Unit Institutions]

June 16, 2022

Quale democrazia per quale pace?

The conference was an opportunity to demonstrate the firm and active adhesion of CISEPS and the University of Milano-Bicocca to building peace, through the presentation of the studies of professors, researchers and students from various disciplinary fields and with the presence of members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 for their role as facilitator in building peace and advancing the transition process to democracy in post-Arab Spring Tunisia.


[Unit: Institutions- RUNI-Pace]

May 19, 2022

Seminar: Ariel Rubinstein (New York University)

Università Milano-Bicocca

online material

[Unit: BIB]

April 26, 2022

CISEPS ANNUAL WORKSHOP University of Milano-Bicocca

online material

[Units: BIB - Behavior and Rationality]


University of Milano-Bicocca

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