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What Referendums Really Mean for Europeans Reporting in English

As referendums are playing an increasingly concerning role in our understanding of the European Union’s future, the European University Institute held a workshop at Villa Schifanoia to assess its implications, as well as how to better educate the masses on what they really mean.  Despite endless negotiations and changes that need to be made in

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Closing Florentine Historic Shops: Closing the Door to History? Reporting in English

The preservation of Florence’s history may be at risk.  A heated debate between Cristina Scaletti and Giovanni Bettarini at the Palazzo Vecchio this afternoon suggests impending doom for this idyllic city’s historical future. Of all topics brought to public attention today, it is clear that the ones involving the traditions and the well-being of Florence and its

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Lobbies, Politics,Transparency with Professor Craig Holman Reporting in English

Florence – Professor Craig Holman addressed issues concerning lobbies, politics and transparency in the US and Europe this afternoon at Corriere Fiorentino. The Government Affairs Lobbyist for Public Citizen in the United States is an expert on finance and governmental ethics, and holds a Ph.D., with several years of experience in the field under his

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NYU’s La Pietra Dialogues hosts Social Media Conference in May Reporting in English

On May 10th and 11th, from 9am until 6pm, the La Pietra Dialogues team and the Center for New Media and Society of the New Economic School of Moscow will be hosting a co-organized conference called “Social Media and Political Participation”. This discussion will take a look at how modern social media – such as

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Machiavelli’s The Prince attends the La Pietra Dialogues Reporting in English

Last week, during a La Pietra Dialogue titled “Tempi dubii, tempi avversi”, students and guests welcomed Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University's School of Law, to the beautiful Villa Sassetti on the NYU campus. In a cozy conversation with the attendees, Holmes expounded upon the subtler points that Machiavelli

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A Look at the last Elections and the Future of Italian Policies Reporting in English

This Friday, the La Pietra Dialogues team hosted a day-long conference analyzing the Italian Elections of 2013. Moving through various panels, the conference assessed polls, statistics and opinions before the elections, comparing them to the results – or lack thereof – divulged several days ago. The conference kicked off its first panel with a basic

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Monti’s Caretaker Government Reporting in English

Accompanied by his signature wit and commentary, Severgnini attempted to explain the current prime minister’s regime to the largely foreign audience by comparing him to the fictional character Mary Poppins. “Italians are known  to be lively, bright, intuitive, a little lacking in discipline sometimes, but these are all comments you make about children,” he said.  “What

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