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LPD Alumni Arfa Rehman awarded the Falcon Scholarship to study at Oxford University

Fall 2013 LPD Alumni Arfa Rehman has been awarded the Falcon Scholarship to study at Oxford University next year. Arfa is currently completing her B.A. in Social Research and Public Policy and Visual Arts at NYU Abu Dhabi. During her semester at NYU Florence Arfa was a key member of LPD´s graphic design team. Arfa used her graphic design talents to co-found NYU Abu Dhabi´s The Design Collective and also served on the leadership board of the Women´s Leadership Network. She is currently researching entrepreneurial activity and related policies in the United Arab Emirates and plans to study comparative social policy at Oxford. Congratulations Arfa!

 
Remembering Professor Juan Flores

We are very sorry to report the death of our friend and colleague Juan Flores. Professor Flores was a Global Research Fellow at NYU Florence in Spring 2014 and, with his wife and collaborator Miriam Jimenez, spoke to students about the experience of Afro-Latin@s in World Perspective. Our community offers its condolences to Professor Flores´ family.

 
Contemporary Poetry and Publishing - Creating Global Connections (student dialogue)

December 2nd at 1.00PM join us for a dialogue on the changing from of poetry publication, the impact of global experiences on poetry, and the contemporary poetry scene in Florence and abroad. The talk will be accompanied by readings from guest poets and students.
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Inside American Politics

On November 13-14 NYU Florence’s La Pietra Dialogues hosted a round table with top U.S. Republican and Democratic political consultants, advisors and scholars who discussed the outcome of the midterm elections, what the results mean for the concluding years of the Obama presidency, what we can expect in the upcoming presidential elections and who the likely primary and general election candidates would be.

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The EU in Focus series takes NYU Florence students to Brussels!

A group of NYU Florence students travelled to Brussels to visit the EU institutions as part of NYU Florence´s EU in Focus series. Students explored the history, institutions, decision-making processes, and the economy of the EU over the first half of the semester and got an inside look at how the EU functions on the ground. Students focused on two specific policy areas: immigration and the environment. For more on the EU series, including reports from this semester´s Dialogues visit the EU in Focus page here.

NYU Florence student Opheli Garcia Lawler shares her experience in Brussels on the LPD Blog, see ´A Great Time in Brussels´. For a list of materials students brought back from Brussels that you can consult in the LPD student space click here.

 
Black Italia - September 29 - October 18, 2014

How are Africans represented in the Italian imagination? How is Italy changing under the pressure of immigration? In the lead up to this Spring’s exhibition and international conference on Blackamoors hosted by NYU Florence, Professor Alessandra Di Maio will organize an exploration of the significance of Black Italy.

Join us for a dialogue ´A Nation of Migration: Voices and Visions from Africa´ with Senegalese-Italian writer Pap Khouma and Professor Awam Amkpa, Africana Studies and Tisch School of the Arts, New York University on October 20, Villa La Pietra 

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Video - The Contemporary Museum in Italy since 1990

This conference brought together curators, cultural officials, scholars, and directors of museums and fondazioni to discuss the status of the Italian museum today. Discussion topics included the fondazione system in Italy, museum administration, cultural policy, the organization of temporary exhibitions, collection building, and the role of the fashion and banking industries in contemporary art patronage. Watch the video

 
The EU in Focus series gets underway with a talk by Professor Nicolo´ Conti

Professor Nicolo´ Conti kicked off LPD´s Europe in Focus series with his talk on EU Institutions and Decision-Making Processes. Conti provided an overview of the unique structure of the EU and took students inside the complexity of the decision-making process. Students asked questions about the role of lobbyists (they have a big role), EU foreign policy (one of the EU´s least unified policy areas), and the admission of additional members (unlikely for now). Conti also had a question for the students: "Should Europe become more supranational?" Students expressed divergent views, reflecting the internal debate in Europe about the future of the EU. 

 
LPD Student Team Portfolio 2013-2014

Enjoy highlights from the work of the LPD student team during the 2013-2014 academic year on the LPD Student Team Portfolio 2013-2014. Thank you to all of the students who worked so hard to make the Dialogues so rich and interesting for our NYU Florence campus community and for the wider Florentine community this year. Students can submit additional work through the Tumblr page on a mobile device (or submit directly to lapietra.dialogues@nyu.edu) . We look forward to continuing the Dialogue with you from your new ´homes´.

 
Keep up to date with La Pietra Dialogues

Do you want to find out more about La Pietra Dialogues? See some of the fantastic work that students who worked with us last year did? Learn about our past Dialogues? This is the place for you. We will soon be posting information about our 2014-2015 program. In the meantime, feel free to browse these pages. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date. Incoming and outgoing NYU Florence students, you can also join our network on LinkedIn to get and stay in touch.

 
 
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M.A. in Italian Studies NYU Florence  

Come and learn about the M.A. PROGRAM IN ITALIAN STUDIES on November 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Villa La Pietra, Salone.

NYU’s Department of Italian Studies offers the possibility to obtain an M.A. in Italian Studies in one year at its beautiful site in Florence, the historic Villa La Pietra. Students may take all 32 credits for the M.A. while studying at La Pietra. The 12-month program includes seminars and coursework at NYU Florence and the Università degli Studi di Firenze, as well as independent studies directed by faculty in New York or Florence.

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In Dialogue with Writers - Walking on the Bones of Shadows: The Experience of Writing the Book Prayers for the Stolen  

See yesterday´s interview in Italy´s La Repubblica with Jennifer Clement on the problem of human trafficking, arms trafficking and insecurity in Mexico in the wake of the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Iguala, Mexico

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Call for applications: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships  

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the leading think-tanks in Washington, DC, highly respected throughout the world for its thoughtful, academic responses to international crises. Their Junior Fellowships offer an extraordinary opportunity to work for a year in Washington, DC, as a paid research assistant to some of the world’s best scholars in the realm of international relations. According to the institution’s website, “Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.”

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The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship program is now accepting applications  

The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw are now open. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2015.

For the past 16 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe. Beginning with the Second World War and the Holocaust, the Fellowship explores the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in Europe. Key areas of inquiry include national identity, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, political extremism and discrimination of Roma – all seen through the specific lens of the five countries in which the Fellowship takes place.

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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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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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