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The Strategic Limits of ISIS - February 16, 2016, Villa Sassetti

Olivier Roy, Joint Chair of the Mediterranean Studies and Political and Social Sciences departments at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the EUI Florence will be talking about ´The Strategic Limits of ISIS´ on February 16, 6pm, Villa Sassetti. RSVP at lapietra.dialogues@nyu.edu

 
Filmscreening of “Belle”, followed by dialogue with screenwriter Misan Sagay

Belle is a film written by Misan Sagay inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British admiral, standing next to her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray.

Join us for the filmscreening on February 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Villa Sassetti followed by dialogue with screenwriter Misan Sagay.

 
Documentary Photography - The Refugee Trail

Award winning documentary photographer Rocco Rorandelli discussed about his latest project to document the current refugee flows across Europe using aerial photography. Read more

Find out more about the Documentary Photography series curated by Alessandra Capodacqua, NYU Florence.

 
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Ambassador to Italy John R. Phillips met NYU Florence students this week at Villa La Pietra

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg met on Monday with a select group of NYU Florence students in the living room of the historic Villa La Pietra at NYU Florence. Students had the extraordinary opportunity to address questions to the Justice about everything from the Citizens United ruling, planned parenthood, income inequality and raising taxes on the rich, to eminent domain and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

 
Welcome Incoming Spring 2016 NYU Florence students!

This semester we will be organizing important discussions on some of the most critical issues of contemporary society. You will have the chance to learn more about the current migration and refugee crisis in Europe, what is going on in the Middle East and North Africa, and how this current instability is affecting people on both sides of the Mediterranean, as well as other issues that you will see on the LPD calendar you received in your orientation packs. Join us today at the LPD sessions at the Info Fair in Villa Sassetti to hear more about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved this semester. See you soon!

 
EU in Focus Working Group Trip to Brussels

The NYU Florence EU in Focus on the Ground in Brussels working group visited the EU institutions in Brussels this weekend to see how the EU institutions actually work on the ground! Students participated in a role play at the EU´s parliamentarium, met with experts on the two policy focus areas they are studying this semester - food and immigration - and toured the EU´s Brussels headquarters. See highlights from their trip on LPD´s Facebook photogallery and visit the EU in Focus page to learn more about the project.

 
Searching for the Contemporary in Florence

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.

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
The European Parliament Liaison Office with U.S. Congress Internships in Washington D.C.  

The European Parliament Office in Washington D.C. is offering US citizens to apply for a full-time internship. Complement your studies in international and Global Affairs with a genuinely international internship. 

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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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EU in Focus Working Group | Trip to BrusselsEU in Focus Working Group | Trip to BrusselsCartooning in Malaysia: The Art of ProtestDefending the Presumed Guilty: Being a Defence Lawyer Before the International Criminal Courts#NYUFlorence4Expo | The History of World through a TomatoThe Evolving EU Government SystemMedia Freedom Under Putin´s RussiaArt in a War Zone: Everyday Life in SyriaThe End of Pax Americana and the current State of EuropeSurviving 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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