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EXPO 2015 Milan Officially Underway!

This year´s International Exposition EXPO 2015 ´Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life´ in Milan has officially started. For the next 6 months, more than 140 participating countries will "showcase the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium". To learn more click here

 
Global Literature And Poetry: Looking Towards Technology As A Way To Represent The Contemporary (student dialogue)

We invite you to participate in the dialogue, organized and moderated by an NYU Florence student Madison McCormick, about how social media and technology, that have changed the way of expressing oneself and of producing creative outputs, influenced the approach of Italian, English and American writers, poets and publishers to writing in the contemporary world. 

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Renaissance Florence and Child Rights: Ospedale Degli Innocenti and UNICEF (Student Dialogue)

Please join us on May 6 at 6pm in Villa Sassetti for a dialogue on the role of Florence in the modern global child rights movement, organized by an NYU Florence student Madison McCormick. 

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Art Talk by Lyle Ashton Harris - April 28

On April 28 at Villa Sassetti photographer Lyle Ashton Harris will talk about his work. For more than two decades Mr. Ashton Harris has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. Join us! Read more 

 
Art + Feminism

On April 29 at 6pm we will be talking about feminist art. We will explore crafting as a radical feminist form of production and economy. There will be a lot to say, join us! 

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Searching for the Contemporary

The goal of LPD’s project “Mapping Contemporary Florence” is to find contemporary art in Florence and provide a resource for others to expand their cultural experience in the city beyond the Renaissance.

We want to Expand, and we want YOU to help.

Interested in Contemporary Art? A great way to stay updated on events in Florence, submit your own work and see snapshots of Contemporary Florence is to follow the blog.

 
 
GLOBAL PIAZZA
PEN World Voices of International Literature  

New York City ~ May 4 - 10

PEN World Voices is an annual week-long literary festival held in New York City. A gathering of over 100 accomplished and emerging authors from over 30 countries, this year’s program is centered around the realities, perspectives, and experiences of modern Africa. With events in venues across the city, participants have the chance to engage with and learn from authors through a wide range of readings, workshops, performances, and workshops.

The World Voices Festival is produced by the PEN American Center, a nonprofit organization which promotes literature, defends free expression, and creates cross-cultural and geographical ties through literary fellowship.

For more information about the festival, visit http://worldvoices.pen.org/

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NYU Tel Aviv Seminar  

NYU Global Center for Jewish Life ~ Global Engagement Fellowship

May 26-31, 2015 ~ Tel Aviv, Israel

The Global Engagement Fellowship is an initiative of the NYU Global Center for Jewish Life in partnership with NYU’s Global Network University. The Tel Aviv Seminar, Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society, will bring together NYU students from all over the GNU for a short-term learning experience. Fellows will learn about many aspects of contemporary Israeli society including social issues in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, African refugees and asylum seekers, settlements, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the challenges of a Jewish and democratic state, etc. Fellows will engage in dialogue with each other and explore the importance of global Jewish peoplehood.  

Following the seminar, fellows will work with the the Global Center for Jewish Life to determine how to continue their work as Global Engagement Fellows. The Tel Aviv Seminar is open to all students from NYU and its affiliates.  

This program is generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York.

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Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo´ - New York University  

Get updates and follow the events of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo´ from New York University NY. The programs deal with literature, cinema and both political and social reflections and involve prominent Italian artists, scholars and politicians in an open dialogue with Americans on Italian life and culture. Most of the events are recorded. See them online at: www.casaitaliananyu.org.

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PEN Participants and the Definition of Satire
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Surviving Lampedusa and Moving NorthMiddle East Now Film Festival Student JuryMare Nostrum, Mundus Noster | Our Sea, Our World: Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean and the Humanitarian ResponseFilming the Mediterranean CrossingCara Mamma, Sono in Africa. Camera, Soldiers, EmpiresThe EU in Focus: EU on the Ground Working GroupManipulating Reality: A Disconcerting Stroll Through the Mind of Mr. ToledanoWhat Can We Learn from the Iranian Nuclear Crisis?The EU in Focus: The History and Economy of the EUThe EU in Focus: Why Should the European Union be of Interest to Americans?The EU in Focus: The Judicial System at the EU Level The Border Chronicles - How to Travel and Write a Column for Marie ClaireThe EU in Focus: How the EU Government System WorksThe Constitutional Reform in Italy: Changes and Perspectives After the Election of the New President of the RepublicMapping Contemporary FlorenceUrban Sketching FlorenceItalian Politics Adesso!Documentary Photography Through the Lens IIInside American PoliticsStudents meet Ambassador John R. Phillips2014 Fall Brussels TripA Nation of Migration: Voices from Africa - Black ItaliaThe Contemporary Museum in Italy since 1990Public HumanitiesIn Dialogue with Writers - Escaping from Hyenas: From Eritrea to LampedusaIn Dialogue with Writers - Walking on the Bones of Shadows: The Experience of Writing the Book Prayers for the Stolen  Italian Politics Adesso!The EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?EU ConferenceSelfieThe EU in Focus: History of the EU - Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone The EU in Focus: Institutional Framework and Decision Making, Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone QUILTBAG ItaliaStudents in Brussels The EU in Focus: Institutional Framework and Decision Making, Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone Interview Nemethy BensonThe EU in Focus: Institutional Framework and Decision Making, Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone The EU in Focus: History of the EU - Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone The EU in Focus: Institutional Framework and Decision Making, Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone The EU in Focus: History of the EU - Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone The EU in Focus: History of the EU - Spring 2014, Photograph by Jonathan Stone Students and Professors Middle East Now Film FestivalInterfaith Dialogue, Fall 2013, Photograph by Kaitlin FischInterfaith Dialogue, Fall 2013, Photograph by Qian CaoInterfaith Dialogue, Fall 2013, Photograph by Qian CaoItalian Politics: The End of the Berlusconi Era? - Professors Roberto D’Alimonte and Alessandro Chiaramonte, Fall 2013, Photographed by Hilary Lee Italian Politics: The End of the Berlusconi Era? - Professors Roberto D’Alimonte and Alessandro Chiaramonte, Fall 2013Together: Dialogue in Complex Communities, Fall 2013Together: Dialogue in Complex Communities, Fall 2013An Era Of Political Sea-Change: From the Transformation of Parties to the Role of Women, Fall 2013Linda Douglass moderating the Women: From Winning Office to Wielding Power panel - An Era Of Political Sea-Change: From the Transformation of Parties to the Role of Women, Fall 2013An Era Of Political Sea-Change: From the Transformation of Parties to the Role of Women, Fall 2013 - Photograph by Levi LeetWomen in War: Past and Present, Fall 2013Women in War: Past and Present, Fall 2013Women in War: Past and Present, Fall 2013Women in War: Past and Present, Fall 2013Generation Jobless: Youth Unemployment and Disengagement, Fall 2013Florence International Autumn School – Building Democracy, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Hilary Lee Florence International Autumn School – Building Democracy, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Hilary Lee Florence International Autumn School – Building Democracy, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Hilary Lee Florence International Autumn School – Building Democracy, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Jessie Cao A Dialogue with Han Dongfang, Chinese Labor Activist, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Jon StoneA Dialogue with Han Dongfang, Chinese Labor Activist, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Lotus HoEuropean Politics 2014: The Upcoming European Elections, Fall 2013 - Photographed by Jon Stone Street Art in Florence: Politics and Practices Conversation with Clet and the No Dump collective, Fall 2013, Photographed by Mikaela Kane Street Art in Florence: Politics and Practices, Fall 13Clet Abraham at dinner with Maria Khimulya, Sara Barr and Jay Saltik U.S. Elections 1960-2012: Looking Back - A Dialogue with Professor Robert ShrumItalian Politics 2013: Election Experts Analyze the Results, Spring 2013Italian Politics 2013: Election Experts Analyze the Results, Spring 2013NYU Florence student Amanda Recupero introducing a speaker - Papal Elections 101, Spring 2013Organizing committee members Scott Cairns, Haley Kim (conference blogger!) and Amanda Recupero - Papal Elections 101, Spring 2013NYU Florence students introduce speakers and participate in the discussion at the Creative Metro Economies dialogue with U.S. and Italian Mayors and experts, Spring 2013Filmmaker Esther Hertog talks with students after presenting her film Soldiers on the Roof, Spring 2013Professor Stephen Holmes of NYU Law School talks about Machiavelli and political power, part of Florence´s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli´s The Prince, Spring 2013Professor Joshua Tucker introduces the Social Media and Political Participation conference, Spring 2013Pablo Barbera of NYU´s political science department asking a question during the Social Media and Political Participation conference, Spring 2013NYU Students Kristina Lewis, Carlos Estevez and Carson Scott at a reception in the Pomario of Villa la PietraA Conversation with Jim Messina, Obama Campaign ManagerU.S. Politics: Election Experts Analyze the Results, Fall 2012University of Bologna students at the US presidential debate watching party and student forumOn a break at the U.S. Politics: Towards 2012 conferenceStephanie Cutter and Stan Greenberg at The Obama Administration: An Early Assessment conference, Fall 2009U.S. Politics: Towards 2012, Fall 2011Gordon Brown meets students for breakfast at Villa la Pietra - Fall 2010Gordon Brown meets students for breakfast at Villa la Pietra - Fall 2010Giuliano da Empoli, Commissioner for Culture for the City of Florence, and Matteo Renzi, Mayor of FlorenceMarylouise Oates moderates the concluding round table of the Politics 2010: America and the World conferenceNYU student Carlos Estevez speaks to Chris Caldwell during the U.S. Politics: Towards 2012 conferenceBob Shrum and Paul Begala talk politics with students over breakfast, Fall 2011Ellyn Toscano and Sandra Day O´Connor, Fall 2010Emma Bonino, Vice President of the Italian SenateNYU volunteer Brittany Bunn leading participants to the stage at the beginning of the First International Town Hall on the Status of Women at Florence´s Palazzo VecchioProgress and Imperatives: The First International Town Hall on the Status of Women, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento - Fall 2009 Mara Black, NYU economics major, speaks with Muhammed Yunus following the Town HallThe AfroEuropa Incontri Round Table at Sala Altana, Palazzo StrozziStudents in conversation with Congressman Tom Petri at the Future of the Humanities and Liberal Arts in 21st Century Higher Education conference, Fall 2011NYU Student Kara Duca was selected to represent the American student community in Florence on a panel with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at Florence´s Palazzo VecchioStudents have lunch with Adam Nagourney and Bob Shrum during a break in the Obama Administration: An Early Assessment conference in Fall 2009
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