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Introducing a New Politics Blog: On Pulse Politica
Kennedy Hill
La Pietra Dialogues
November 17, 2016

NYU Florence Junior Kennedy Hill has created a new blog to comment on the U.S elections called On Pulse Politica. You can follow it here: On Read More ...

   
Black Italia: Contemporary Migrant Writers from Africa Black Italia: Contemporary Migrant Writers from Africa
Alessandra Di Maio

October 23, 2014
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Undergraduate Research Workshop
Kat Kitson

March 6, 2014
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Social Media and Your Participation: A Profile of Professor Joshua Tucker
Natalia Ramirez, NYU Class of 2014
La Pietra Dialogues
May 10, 2013

See Natalia Ramirez´s profile of Professor Joshua Tucker here

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Twitter & Politics: What´s the Fate of Your Follow? A Conversation with Prof. Cristian Vaccari
Natalia Ramirez, NYU Class of 2014
La Pietra Dialogues
May 8, 2013

Christian Vaccari teaches Television and Italian Democracy at New York University Florence as well as Political Communication at the University of Bologna. In the past, he has been a visiting schol Read More ...

   
My Conversation with Robert Shrum on Life and Politics
Joseph Solomita - NYU Class of 2014
La Pietra Dialogues
May 6, 2013

Former Democratic campaign strategist and political consultant Robert Shrum has spent the last couple of months on the NYU Florence campus running a lecture series entit Read More ...

   
U.S. Politics Locally and Globally U.S. Politics Locally and Globally
La Pietra Dialogues

November 20, 2012

La Pietra Dialogues Publication Series - Dialogue on Politics

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LPD Internships Announcement



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Ali Farah



A few minutes later the manager lets us into a phone booth with two handsets; the space is very narrow and it is hot as hell. We are sweating, it’s sweltering hot, the phone number endless, Read More ...

   
R2X Letter of Invitation



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R2X Series Program



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R2X Race Power of Illusion Film Screening poster



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R2X student questions from floor



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R2X Poll Everywhere Questions



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Ten Things You Need to Know - Joanne Scott & Climate Change
Samantha Chang, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 26, 2017

NYU Florence student Samantha Chang compiled a list of "things to know" about Joanne Scott, EU law (especially environmental law and governance) and WTO law expert, and our current understanding on Read More ...

   
Auschwitz in Florence
Matilda Mahne, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 5, 2017

I reached out to a non-existent tissue in my bag. I would understand Primo Levi’s words and depictions of Auschwitz better if I could only see through the tears that forced their way to my ey Read More ...

   
Imma Vitelli at LPD: Ten Days in North Korea
Katia Taylor, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 3, 2017

On Wednesday, September 20, Vanity Fair Italia journalist Imma Vitelli gave a lecture on her ten-day journey into North Korea for the La Pietra Dialogues. She discussed her experience within the c Read More ...

   
From the Boys’ Bathroom to the Supreme Court: The Story of Gavin Grimm’s Fight for Transgender Rights From the Boys’ Bathroom to the Supreme Court: The Story of Gavin Grimm’s Fight for Transgender Rights
Jordan Smith

February 27, 2017

On Sunday, February 12th, the Grammys provided many Americans with a short break from the crushing reality of a Trump presidency. However, one star decided to use her platform to bring attention to Read More ...

   
Private: A study of Nicole Miller, The Conductor Private: A study of Nicole Miller, The Conductor
Nour Acogny

February 16, 2017

Nicole Miller, a Tucson, Arizona-born female artist released a seven-minute silent video in 2009 entitled The Conductor, a video documenting “individuals making a decision about how to repres Read More ...

   
Reflections on Eileen Myles and the Interpretation of Art as a Form of Expression
Antonio Kieschnick
La Pietra Dialogues
February 14, 2017

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Can We Make America Care Again?
Kira Boden-Gologorsky
La Pietra Dialogues
November 17, 2016

Last week, the Inside American Politics series culminated in the an event titled: The 2016 Presidential Election: What happened? Why? And What’s Next? Over the course of two days, fi Read More ...

   
NYU Florence Poll Results
Kira Boden-Gologorsky
La Pietra Dialogues
November 16, 2016

Last Thursday, November 10th 2016, Kennedy Hill and I polled some of the NYU Florence student body regarding the results of the 2016 Election. We received 54 responses, which is about a sixth of th Read More ...

   
A Reflection on Racial and Cultural Assimilation
Nana Apraku
La Pietra Dialogues
October 5, 2016

As a Black student attending a historically White institution it is difficult to grasp how the issue of race will color the social and professional interactions you have with your peers and teacher Read More ...

   
NYU Florence´s R2X ´Teach-In´: A Report
La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
April 4, 2016

NYU Florence organized an All Campus ´Teach´In´ on Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Globa Read More ...

   
Student Final Presentation of the Immigration Working Group
EU in Focus Working Group

October 30, 2015
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Student Final Presentation of the Food and Environment Working Group
EU in Focus Working Group

October 30, 2015
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An Interview with Martino Marangoni
Nathalie Gomez, NYU Florence student

October 22, 2015

Q: Why do you take pictures of trashcans and abandoned buildings? How does it relate to Alone Together?

A: Well, there are two different projects in that book. I often p Read More ...

   
The Power of a Photo
Ismail Ibrahim, NYU Florence student

October 7, 2015

283,340 pixels forced the world to pay attention to refugees escaping a war many had forgotten about. The image was absolutely shocking; depicting 3 year old Aylan Kurdi lying face down o Read More ...

   
The End of the Pax Americana The End of the Pax Americana
Ismail Ibrahim, NYU Florence student

September 10, 2015

It’s quite telling of the United States’ global status, or perceived status, that the first dialogue in the EU in Focus series was entitled &ldqu Read More ...

   
Summer Reading: EU in Focus
La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
July 3, 2015

Find out more about the current hot button issues in the European Union from around the web, visit LPD´s Summer Reading: EU in Focus reading list< Read More ...

   
Migration in Italy and Europe - Interview Beat Schuler
Nicoleta Nichifor and Stephanie Samedi, NYU Florence students
La Pietra Dialogues
April 30, 2015

Interview conducted with Beat Schuler, the Senior Protection Officer (Legal) for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), by Stephanie Samedi and Nicoleta Nichifor, at New York Un Read More ...

   
The Journey Home
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 22, 2015

Amr Adem is a hotel receptionist that hates chickens and the sound of waves at night. When he joined Vanity Fair journalist Imma Vitelli for a dialogue on Wednesday evening, listeners from New York Read More ...

   
A Call for Unity
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 15, 2015

During the span of two months in 2013, more than 500 African immigrants died in the Mediterranean Sea. Another 350 coffins at the doorstep of Italy after the tragic Lampedusa wreck in October 2013 Read More ...

   
Migration in Europe and Italy: Statistical Data and Policies at National and European Union Levels
Nicoleta Nichifor, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 13, 2015

PART 2: ITALY

Italy has been a country of migration for a long time. According to Italy’s Nationa Read More ...

   
Migration in Europe and Italy: Statistical Data and Policies at the National and European Union Levels
Nicoleta Nichifor, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 10, 2015

PART 1: EUROPE

Migration has been a highly discussed topic in Europe in recent years. Specifically, irregular immi Read More ...

   
What We Can Learn From Imma Vitelli
Bryna Shuman, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
February 23, 2015

Since I was 14 years old, I have only ever wanted to be a travel journalist. It seemed like a dream that someone might one day pay me to travel to exotic destinations, meet wonderful people and wri Read More ...

   
How To Write A Column (as told by Imma Vitelli)
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
February 20, 2015

After spending a week in Kobane, Syria and falling in love with the Kurdish warrior women at the front lines fighting against ISIS, war correspondent Imma Vitelli is back at NYU Florence Read More ...

   
The Last, Great Disruption
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
December 3, 2014

From there to here — from Eritrea to Lampedusa, from Senegalese towns to Italian streets, from immigrant to citizen — the Black Italia series has spanned miles, cultures, and identities Read More ...

   
Always Present
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
December 3, 2014

The word is “contradiction.” Monday night, Italian writer and journalist Pap Khouma pointed to one simple statistic to illustrate Italy’s migratory contradiction: In the year 2013 Read More ...

   
Prometheus with Love
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
December 3, 2014

“Does it mean to wait or to go into the night without fear? [...] Does it mean to trust people, to follow them and to believe [...] to [show] the life in their hands, to give an Read More ...

   
Inside American Politics
Allison Reid, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 30, 2014

This past weekend marked another successful conference with La Pietra Dialogues as the Inside American Politics event brought together some of the brilliant minds influencing American poli Read More ...

   
Italian Hearts
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 28, 2014

“Ciao, grazie.” A long, round “o” and a sharply accented “e” to end the short sentence with a snap. Spoken like any native, these are the first words from Pap Kh Read More ...

   
Trip To Brussels Trip To Brussels
Claudia Cereceda, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 28, 2014

This semester, a group of NYU Florence students participated in a student working group as part of the EU in Focus Series, which required not only attending the three lectures in the series, but al Read More ...

   
Mother Tongue
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 28, 2014

As the lights in the Sala da Ballo dim and a mellow drumbeat fills the background, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah’s face seems to glow. As she performs her monologue, Rap di Punt, her song-like Ital Read More ...

   
Marketing Politics
Kevin H. Ditzler, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 25, 2014

On November 13 and 14 several important political figures and media experts met at NYU Florence to have a dialogue on the current state of American politics. Being a marketing major, this hardly se Read More ...

   
Click. Post. Revolution.
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 25, 2014

If you had been standing during her entrance, you might not have seen her. It was 6:00 pm and the start of the week’s second dialogue was minutes away. The audience anxiously canvassed the ro Read More ...

   
Black Italia - Reading List
La Pietra Dialogues

October 23, 2014

Students interested in reading work related to the Black Italia series can see this article by Alessandra Di Maio on Contemporary Migrant Writers from AfricaRead More ...

   
Fishes for Hyenas
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 15, 2014

“It’s the morning of October the third, and it’s dawn, and it’s 5:00.” Visibility is low. The boat—or rather “the wreck of a boat”—now precario Read More ...

   
Trapped in Eritrea
Carmen Russo, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 3, 2014

Not many people would be able to find Eritrea on a map. A small country on Africa’s northeastern coast, it was at one time an Italian colony, referred to as “our place in the African su Read More ...

   
A Pocket History: Beethoven, Borders, and British Sitcoms
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 3, 2014

Where is the European Union? Yes, it exists as a political entity whose headquarters can be found in Brussels, but where exactly is this organization? Where is it found in the everyday lives of its Read More ...

   
An Interview with Professor Davide Lombardo
Assia Dzhaparidze, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 3, 2014

Professor Lombardo, on Wednesday you will be giving an introductory workshop on the History of EU. First of all, let me ask you the following question as a historian: The history of EU, wha Read More ...

   
A Look Inside 18 Jus Soli
Portland Thomas, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 2, 2014

On the evening of Monday September 29th, as part of the Italian Identities As Told Through Cinema film festival, La Pietra Dialogues NYU Florence in collaboration with Stanford University Read More ...

   
So Far from God
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 1, 2014

Many times. “You can only sell a bag of drugs once, but you can sell a human being many times, and you can traffic a woman many times—even many times in one day you can prostitute her.& Read More ...

   
The Victory of the Scottish ´No´ Vote
Davide Lombardo, Professor, NYU Florence
La Pietra Dialogues
September 25, 2014

The victory of the ´NO´ vote was largely expected. The Scottish nation (no need for a history or political science degree, everybody with a passion for Rugby knows it i Read More ...

   
There was More than the Independence of Scotland On the Line in the Scottish Referendum
Nicolò Conti, Associate Professor, Unitelma Sapienza of Rome and New York University Florence
La Pietra Dialogues
September 25, 2014

On September 18, 2014, the Scots voted “no” in a referendum on the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. This result was welcomed by many Europe Read More ...

   
A Question of Command
Joshua St. Clair, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
September 19, 2014

On Wednesday night, Professor Nicolò Conti raised the curtain on La Pietra Dialogue´s 2014 Fall semester. Students excitedly crowded into La Pietra’s Read More ...

   
Poverty in the Philippines
Katrina Chua, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
July 11, 2014

On February 13, La Pietra Dialogues organized a conversation with NYU Florence´s Debora Spini, Alessandro Pinzani, from the Read More ...

   
My Year in Italian Politics
Caterina Dacey Ariani, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
July 11, 2014

While I was born in New York City, I have spent most of my life in Europe, living in Italy, France and Switzerland (speaking their respective languages). I have seen the challenges these countries Read More ...

   
Together Dialogue: Perceptions of Self in a Complex World
Jay Saltik, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
May 2, 2014

Smoke descended instantly, enveloping the clusters of tents, the momentary sanctuaries that we had built for ourselves amidst horrifying chaos and the ceaseless violenc Read More ...

   
Report on the EU in Focus Workshops
Laura Valenza, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
May 2, 2014

History of the EU - Ariane Landuyt, University of Siena - February 11, 6:00 p.m.

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What Happened in Between?
Terence Tan, NYU ´15
Florence, Italy
February 26, 2014

What Happened in Between?
Tracing the history of Syria, from one humanitarian crisis to another.

By Terence Tan, NYU ‘15

Armed conflict in Syria betwee Read More ...

   
Simon Jackson on Humanitarian Aid in Syria
Wenqi Yu, NYU ´17
Florence, Italy
February 26, 2014

In your opinion, to what extent is humanitarian aid involved with politics? Can it be achieved totally independent from politics? And if it is driven by political incentives, how will the c Read More ...

   
PerMicro - Microcredit in Italy
PerMicro

February 12, 2014
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Michel and Woods: Unconventionally Uncovering
Nicole D´Alessio, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
December 4, 2013

Serge Michel, a self-described ‘reporter-at-large’, began freelance travel reporting at the age of 18, and cites his most interesting years as those in which he worked with photographer Read More ...

   
Street Art in Florence: New Approach to the Public Space
Maria Khimulya, NYU ´15
La Pietra Dialogues
November 29, 2013

Exhibited in the public space, street art communicates directly to a city’s inhabitants, which means that it has a large potential for affecting the public consciousness and raising awareness Read More ...

   
Papal Elections 101: A Panorama of the Papacy
Ann Schmidt, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 28, 2013

By now the entire world knows that Pope Francis was chosen by the College of Cardinals.

But how and why he was picked remains mostly a mystery.

Tuesday evening, La Pietra Dialogues Read More ...

   
Lucia Annunziata on 21st Century Journalism and Media
Nicole D´Alessio, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
November 26, 2013

Last night, special guest Lucia Annunziata reflected on lessons learned and significant transformations that have taken place over her forty-four years in professional journalism and media.

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Alessandro Fusacchia: Italy´s Economic and Cultural Diplomacy
Nicole D´Alessio, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
November 25, 2013

Last night, Special Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alessandro Fusacchia, led a discussion about the Foreign Ministry’s strategies to foster Italy’s economic growth. Read More ...

   
Lucia Annunziata: Giornamismo e cambiamento
Elisa Volpi, La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
November 25, 2013

“Il cambiamento è un modo di essere.” E’ questo il filo rosso che ha caratterizzato l’intervento tenuto ieri sera da Lucia Annunziata, attuale direttrice dell’e Read More ...

   
La fine del Cavaliere (The Knight´s End) ?
Nicole D´Alessio, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
November 18, 2013

On September 16, 2013, political scientists Roberto D’Alimonte and Alessandro Chiaramonte gathered before an audience of students and professors to examine recent Read More ...

   
Alessandro Fusacchia: La diplomazia economica dell´Italia
Elisa Volpi, La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
November 18, 2013

Questa settimana La Pietra Dialogues di New York University ha il piacere e l’onore di ospitare la prima edizione della Florence International Autumn School che i Read More ...

   
Han Dongfang Brings Waves of Change
Abby Van Buren NYU ’17
La Pietra Dialogues
November 7, 2013

During the month of November La Pietra Dialogues will be hosting a series of dialogues on labor market issues and economics. The conference, entitled Generation Jobless: Youth Unemployment and Dise Read More ...

   
A Report on the Interfaith Dialogue on September 11
Nicole D´Alessio, NYU ´17
La Pietra Dialogues
September 11, 2013

La Pietra Dialogues hosted an interfaith dialogue on September 11th to discuss the complexities of Interfaith Dialogue. Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, the Executive Director for J Read More ...

   
Il Dialogo Inter religioso
Elisa Volpi, La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
September 11, 2013

“La maggioranza dei leader religiosi si occupa della propria comunità, ma quanti escono da essa? Quanti escono da essa e oltrepassano i confini della propr Read More ...

   
Mobilizing Online Data to Understand Offline Mobilization: Two Attempts at Online Observational Research in Russia
Samuel A. Greene, King´s College London
Conference Paper
May 11, 2013

This presentation reviews the strengths and weaknesses of two recent attempts to use data collected from online social media to understand the structures and agents of Read More ...

   
Follow the leader! Dynamics and Patterns of Activity among the Followers of the Main Italian Political Leaders during the 2013 General Election Campaign
Cristian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani (University of Bologna)
Conference Paper
May 11, 2013

Politicians can communicate with citizens on social media in essentially two ways: directly, through messages that they broadcast to those users who “follow&rdquo Read More ...

   
Is the Internet Good or Bad for Politics? Yes. Let’s talk about How and Why
Zeynep Tufekci - CITP, Princeton University SILS and Sociology, University of North Carolina
Conference Paper
May 11, 2013

Click here for the presentation  Is the Internet Good or Bad for Politics? Yes. Let’s talk about How a Read More ...

   
Politicians go social. Estimating intra-party heterogeneity (and its effects) through the analysis of social media
Andrea Ceron and Alessandra Caterina Cremonesi – University of Milan
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

Scholars have emphasized the need to deepen investigation of intra-party politics in order to assess the effect of internal heterogeneity on the party and the party sys Read More ...

   
Cognitive Democracy and the Internet
Henry Farrell, George Washington University and Cosma Shalizi, Carnegie-Mellon/ The Santa Fe Institute
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

 

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The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street
Michael D. Conover, Emilio Ferrara, Filippo Menczer, Alessandro Flammini - Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

We examine the temporal evolution of digital communication activity relating to the American anti-capitalist movement Occupy Wall Street. Using a high-volume sample fro Read More ...

   
Connective Action in European Mass Protest
Camilo Cristancho, Eva Anduiza -Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona1
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

 

Online social media is becoming a core element in contentious politi Read More ...
   
Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together. Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data
Pablo Barbera
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

 

Partiescandidates, and voters are becoming increasingly engaged in p Read More ...
   
Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation
Filipe Campantey, Ruben Durantez, Francesco Sobbrio
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

We investigate the impact of the diffusion of high-speed Internet on different forms of political participation, using data from Italy. We exploit differences in the av Read More ...

   
Every tweet counts? How sentiment analysis of social media can improve our knowledge of citizens’ policy preferences. An application to Italy and France
Stefano Iacus - University of Milan
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

The growing usage of social media by a wider audience of citizens sharply increases the possibility of investigating the web as a device to explore and track political Read More ...

   
Connective Action in European Mass Protest
Eva Anduiza and Camilo Cristancho, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

Online social media is becoming a core element in contentious politics with the growing use of Twitter and Facebook and their normalization as mobilization channels. Re Read More ...

   
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon and Ning Wang, University of Oxford
The Bridges and Brokers of Global Campaigns in the context of Social Media
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

In May of 2011 a political movement emerged in Spain that, under the influence of the Arab Spring, occupied the squares of dozens of cities as a protest against policy Read More ...

   
Comments on Connective Action in European Mass Protest
Christopher Dawes, New York University
Conference Paper
May 10, 2013

Click here for Christopher Dawes´ comments on Connective Action in European Mass Protest, paper by Read More ...

   
Reagan vs. Carter: The 1980 Presidential Election
Morgan Hubbard
La Pietra Dialogues
March 5, 2013

I was -12 years old (that’s negative 12 years old, people!) during the 1980 presidential election so I don’t remember MUCH, but here’s what I do recall…

The almight Read More ...

   
The Candidates: 2013
Scott Cairns
La Pietra Dialogues
February 26, 2013

Here is a quick look at the four frontrunners in the 2013 Italian General Elections:

Pier Luigi Bersani, Age 61

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The Pope´s Resignation
Elisabetta Galeffi
La Pietra Dialogues
February 18, 2013

I remember the day when Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope.

I was coming back from the U.S. and arrived in Bernini square in Rome.  It was the second day of the Conclave. Many journal Read More ...

   
The 2013 Italian election. A poll-based forecast
Chris Hanretty
La Pietra Dialogues
February 14, 2013

Chris Hanretty, Lecturer in Politics at the University of East Anglia, presents a report on 2013 Italian general election.

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The Italian General Election of 2013: Background and Perspectives
Professor Alessandro Chiaramonte

February 5, 2013

Please check the power point presentation by Prof. Alessandro Chiaramonte

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Short List of Italian Political Parties in 2013 Short List of Italian Political Parties in 2013
Patricia Adeyemi
La Pietra Dialogues
January 15, 2013

LEFT COALITION:

• Democratic Party – PARTITO DEMOCRATICO (PD)

Party Leader: Pierluigi Read More ...

   
Political Personalities
Amanda Esteves, Carmen Germaine, Emmanuelle Libelule Wiley, Scott Mullen, Victoria Murray, Ann Schmidt
La Pietra Dialogues
November 17, 2012

If asked to describe in one word what her purpose is, journalist Nicole Bacharan would most likely say “brid Read More ...

   
Reporting from the U.S. Politics: Election Experts Analyze the Results Conference
Amanda Esteves, Carmen Germaine, Emmanuelle Libelule Wiley, Scott Mullen, Victoria Murray, Ann Schmidt
La Pietra Dialogues
November 17, 2012

“This is post election, so in that spirit I’m wearing red and Kevin Madden’s wearing blue,” Robert Shrum, Senior Fellow at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and former Read More ...

   
An Interview with Professor Joshua Tucker
Kristina Fung, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
November 10, 2012

Coming soon!

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The Global Context - Cities, Climate Change and the Post-Fossil Fuel Transition: A Problem of Complexity
Chris Ryan, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne
La Pietra Dialogues
September 15, 2012

Two centuries of development based on the exploitation of fossil fuels has left us with legacies we must rapidly transcend. We have cities, built infrastructure and sys Read More ...

   
Florence 2035: A Retrospective History
Chris Ryan and Michael Trudgeon, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne
La Pietra Dialogues
September 15, 2012

A major motor for modernization and innovation in Europe, during the 14th through 16th centuries, Florence has long been an attraction for international travellers who Read More ...

   
An Interview with Jim Calder
La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
June 11, 2012

Jim Calder is Artistic Director of the Continuum Company, Director of La Pietra Summer Theatre Festival, Head of Movement at Tisch Graduate Acting Dept., recipient of g Read More ...

   
Director´s Statement - Auf Wiedersehen / ´Till We Meet Again
Linda G. Mills
Auf Wiedersehen Press Kit
May 22, 2012

It was September 11, 2001 and my own family’s close brush with death that started me thinking about the past in a new way. It was Ronnie’s first full day of Read More ...

   
Inside the Xenophobia: Creative Urban Responses Dialogue
Sam Leff, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
May 10, 2012

Upon arriving at the La Pietra Dialogue Xenophobia: Creative Urban Responses, I was struck by the diversity of the speakers sitting before me. While I immediately noti Read More ...

   
The Nature of the Crisis: Europe and the United States
Srishti Pravin Aggarwal
La Pietra Dialogues
May 10, 2012

“Lets not pretend that things will change if they stay the same… for it is in crisis that inventions are born, as well as strategies and discoveries.” The latest edition of La Pi Read More ...

   
Fact Sheet - Reflections on the Current Crisis: Euro American Perspectives
Tara Tosten, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 21, 2012

The goal of the conference “is to try to go back to basics and try to figure out what everybody [means when they are] talking about [the] crisis, what is it a Read More ...

   
Guy Fawkes: A Fitting Symbol for Contemporary Protest Movements?
Matt Schneider, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 18, 2012

Guy Fawkes was a British Catholic revolutionary during the 1600s who attempted to destroy the British parliament building in an attempt to restore a Catholic monarchy t Read More ...

   
Recycled Clothing: Good for the Environment, Good for the World
Tara Tosten, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 4, 2012

A young boy spends his day hauling a huge bail of secondhand clothing on his shoulders. He is bringing the clothes back to his home town in order to make enough so that Read More ...

   
Working with Recycled Clothing
Danielle Zuckerman, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
April 4, 2012

Last week interested passers-by peered into Villa Natalia’s blue room to find Jessamyn Hatcher and NYU Florence students working diligently to turn old clothing a Read More ...

   
Stranieri in Italia. Un´opportunità per tutti
Dario Nardella, Vice Mayor, City of Florence
La Pietra Dialogues
March 21, 2012

Ventuno marzo 1960: è la tragica data del massacro di Sharpeville, in Sudafrica, quando la polizia aprì il fuoco e uccise 69 pacifisti che manifestavano c Read More ...

   
Welcome to the Third Annual Transatlantic Dialogue on Immigration
Ellyn Toscano, Executive Director, New York University Florence
La Pietra Dialogues
March 21, 2012

Welcome to the Third Annual Transatlantic Dialogue on Immigration.

Over the three years since our first Dialogue, this topic has en Read More ...

   
The Worn Stories Project
Tara Tosten, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
March 10, 2012

Jessamyn Hatcher, a professor in the Global Liberal Studies department at NYU, will run a worn stories project as part of our recycled clothing workshop. Hatcher sugge Read More ...

   
An Interview with James Ferragamo
Monica Warek, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
March 1, 2012

On Wednesday February 22, 2012, La Pietra Dialogues hosted a student-run Dialogue on Green Fashion with James Ferragamo and Gel Ceccarelli. The purpose of the dialogue Read More ...

   
Report on the 2011 Revolutions Round Table
Patricia Adeyemi, University of Florence
La Pietra Dialogues
February 27, 2012

Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC, Max Rodenbeck, the Economist´s Chief Middle East Correspondent, and Francesca Paci, La Stampa´s Speci Read More ...

   
An Interview with Imma Vitelli
Tanna Tarpley, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
February 23, 2012

The current social and political climate of the Middle East has long been a center of some of the more pressing policy questions of the last decade. Now, in the face of the Arab Spring uprisings, w Read More ...

   
Introducing Tonight´s Dialogue
La Pietra Dialogues Green Fashion Committee
La Pietra Dialogues
February 22, 2012

Introduction by Jonathan Hunter and Tara Tosten of the LPD Green Fashion Committee:

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Notes from A Dialogue with Imma Vitelli
Monica Warek, NYU Florence Student
La Pietra Dialogues
February 13, 2012

The event started with a brief introduction by Executive Director of NYU Florence Ellyn Toscano followed by NYU professor Marcella Simoni.

Imma started the dialogue by briefly speaking abou Read More ...

   
A Reflection on The Humanities and the Liberal Arts in 21st Century Higher Education Symposium
NYU Student Rapporteurs
La Pietra Dialogues
November 14, 2011

The Future of the Humanities and the Liberal Arts in 21st Century Higher Education symposium was informative and provided the students who attended a better idea of the Read More ...

   
Advice for those who want to write: A Dialogue with Pete Hamill
Kate Lardner, Taylor Neal, Mariana Cameli and Francesca York, NYU Florence students
La Pietra Dialogues
October 28, 2011

In his talk at La Pietra this past Monday October 24, 2011, Pete Hamill shared stories from his past growing up in a poor family in New York and the relationship he dev Read More ...

   
We´re in the Euro Now
Robert Shrum
The Week
October 21, 2011

The eurozone teeters on the brink of financial catastrophe, and the U.S. economy — and the 2012 election — may hang in the balance.

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Notes on The Arab Spring: The Promise of Democracy Dialogue with Professor Robert Springborg
Mariana Cameli, Caitlin Ryan and Jonathan Hunter
La Pietra Dialogues
October 21, 2011

Summary: 

Which of the three historical analogies can be used to compare the situation happening in Egypt to?

   
The Thrill is Gone, Baby The Thrill is Gone, Baby
Francesca York, NYU Student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 18, 2011

New York University’s La Pietra Dialogues launched its fourth annual politics conference on Wednesday, October 12, at its Florentine campus at Villa La Pietra. Read More ...

   
A Glimpse at the Future: The 2012 Race for the Presidency
Stephanie Rachele Peterson
La Pietra Dialogues
October 18, 2011

La Pietra Dialogues hosted a panel of political strategists who weighed in on the rapidly approaching 2012 American Presidential elections, agreeing that the one key fa Read More ...

   
Three Takeaways from the U.S. Politics: Towards 2012 Conference
Carlos Estevez, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
October 17, 2011

This past Wednesday, Republican and Democratic analysts gathered in Villa Sassetti for a conference about the 2012 U.S. elections. The event was hosted by Read More ...

   
What Kind of Country Do We Want to Be?
Elizabeth Connerat
La Pietra Dialogues
October 13, 2011

La Pietra Dialogues’ U.S. Politics: Towards 2012 Conference brought together a group of American and European political strategists, journalists, and activists to Read More ...

   
The Seeds of Nonviolence: An Exhibition of Posters of Peace
Vittorio Pallotti
La Pietra Dialogues
April 2, 2011

From a simple idea (the ‘seed’), a project follows; from a project, sometimes a struggle, a nonviolent reality (the ‘plant’) can be born, often Read More ...

   
Africa: See You, See Me! Africa: See You, See Me!
Awam Amkpa, Curator, Professor of Drama New York University, Director of NYU Africana Studies
La Pietra Dialogues
February 17, 2011

Wooden framed vehicles known as Mammy Wagons fly through potholes and blind corners into uncertain landscapes across West Africa, at speeds well above the 56 k.m.h. (ki Read More ...

   
The Circulation of Works of Art: a Long-standing and Ever-present Problem
Serena Padovani
La Pietra Dialogues
October 24, 2010

Because of their different cultural traditions and historical conditions, I am aware that this topic may be perceived quite differently in other European Union countrie Read More ...

   
An Interview with Wanda Ferragamo
Sara Mian-McCarthy
La Pietra Dialogues
September 15, 2010

One of my favorite and most memorable experiences while studying in Florence was when I and Maria, another volunteer with La Pietra Dialogues, were privileged enough to Read More ...

   
Volunteering for the Ethics, Culture and Law Conference Volunteering for the Ethics, Culture and Law Conference
Sara Mian-McCarthy
La Pietra Dialogues
May 15, 2010

When reviewing upcoming events with the La Pietra Dialogues staff, my eyes instantly jumped to the conference with the title Ethics, Culture, and Law. The conference&rs Read More ...

   
Encyclopedic Art Museums, Culture Property and Cosmopolitanism
James Cuno
La Pietra Dialogues
April 24, 2010

I am a director of an encyclopedic art museum with representative examples of most of the world’s visual cultures in our collections. We are dedicated to the pro Read More ...

   
The Italian Experience: the Safeguarding Activity of the Soprintendenze Exportation Offices and Some Remarks on the Restitution of Works of Art
Angelo Tartuferi
La Pietra Dialogues
April 24, 2010

The Offices for the Exportation of Objects of Art and Antiquities are among the most advanced tools in implementing the Act that regulates the safeguard of cultural her Read More ...

   
On the AfroEuropa: Incontri Photography Exhibition
Matt Askaripour, NYU ´12
La Pietra Dialogues
March 10, 2010

Little cars. That’s the first thing I noticed upon my arrival in Italy. After spending over three months here I still see them everyday, but they don’t stan Read More ...

   
An Interview with Awam Amkpa
La Pietra Dialogues
La Pietra Dialogues
March 4, 2010

The AfroEuropa: Incontri photography exhibition started out in New York City. The process of moving the exhibition to Florence - selecting images, developing a program, Read More ...

   
A New Kind of Feminism?
Serena Ferente, Fellow Villa i Tatti, Professor Kings College London
La Pietra Dialogues
January 20, 2010

The Vital Voices Global Partnership joined forces with NYU´s La Pietra Dialogues to bring an extraordinary array of personalities from government, business, journ Read More ...

   
The Ownership Debate
Lorenzo Bruscagli, University of Florence Student, International Relations
La Pietra Dialogues
December 15, 2009

What I took away from The Obama Administration: An Early Assessment conference is the sense that Americans (and Europeans) have exhaled a sigh of relief for th Read More ...

   
Remarks by Ambassador Melanne Verveer
The First International Town Hall on the Status of Women
La Pietra Dialogues
November 2, 2009

I was absolutely delighted to be hosted by the Mayor of Florence at the International Town Hall on the Status of Women at Palazzo Vecchio. We are all part of a lon Read More ...

   
Europeans and Americans Debate Obama
Leo Sisti, Reporter, L´Espresso
La Pietra Dialogues
October 20, 2009

It was almost exactly one year after President Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States with an overwhelming victory. The time had co Read More ...

   
A Transatlantic Dialogue on Migration
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor at NYU
La Pietra Dialogues
June 6, 2009

The Transatlantic Dialogue on Migration established a number of important principles that will, I hope, help guide collaborative work in an area of growing importance o Read More ...

   
Europe and America Debate Immigration
Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute at NYU Law School
La Pietra Dialogues
June 6, 2009

The relevance of cross-Atlantic dialogue on policies affecting immigration and immigrants has never been more evident as it is today. Policy makers at various levels, a Read More ...

   
Immigrant Florence
Negin Hadaghian, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
May 30, 2009

Over 128 different flavors of gelato. Breathing in the magnificent scent of wisteria while overlooking the tops of traditional Florentine homes. Sneaking a camera into Read More ...

   
A Personal Reflection on My First International Conference
Abe Fried-Tanzer, NYU Florence student
La Pietra Dialogues
May 15, 2009

Participating in LPD’s Transatlantic Dialogue on Migration was a defining aspect of my study abroad experience in Florence this semester. I came to Italy as a cin Read More ...

   
The Immigrant and the City: Immigration and its Impact on Municipalities The Immigrant and the City: Immigration and its Impact on Municipalities
A compilation by NYU Florence students Rachael Arrott, Erica Kahen, Abe Fried-Tanzer, Negin Hadaghian and John Bottica
La Pietra Dialogues
April 24, 2009

We were happy to participate in the Transatlantic Dialogue on Migration that took place on March 23-24. The conference raised many important and interesting questions o Read More ...

   
European and Americans Debate Obama
Robert M. Shrum, Senior Fellow, NYU Wagner
La Pietra Dialogues
March 5, 2009

Just weeks after the most exciting election in modern American history, La Pietra Dialogues convened a two-day conference to explore what had happened--and where the ne Read More ...

   
Student Forum: European Perspectives on the U.S. Election
Sergi Pardos-Prado, Researcher, European University Institute
La Pietra Dialogues
February 10, 2008

The discussion between European and American students around the 2008 American Presidential Elections at NYU provided a valuable opportunity to over- come the uni-dimen Read More ...

   
Music as torture / Music as weapon
Suzanne G. Cusick
TRANS - Revista Transcultural de Musica
October 1, 2006

Exordium

This paper  reports on the earliest stages of a project that began not in my Read More ...

   
Remarks by Emma Bonino, Vice President of the Italian Senate
First International Town Hall on the Status of Women
La Pietra Dialogues

Women’s rights is an important issue in Italy because after the big movements of the 1970s and 1980s we have been living a phase, in my opinion, of cult Read More ...

   
U.S. Politics: Locally and Globally
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The Necessity of Sustainable Change
Gavin Holbrook


The world needs to change paradigms from a petrol based economy to a bio-based economy because the world is on an unsustainable path of development, Piergiuseppe Morone, professor at University of Read More ...

   
Florentine Ghost Stories (Student Poem)
Tori Norman
La Pietra Dialogues

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For Those Who Dream (Student Poem)
Tori Norman
La Pietra Dialogues

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Student Poem
Jamie Valdez
La Pietra Dialogues

There’s a color that exists serving no purpose
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