Category: Around NYC

Victor Emmanuel III’s body returned to Italy while Aldo Finzi’s music played at Carnegie Hall

The king signed Mussolini’s Racial Laws, the same laws that interrupted the career of Aldo Finzi, a talented Jewish composer whose music has finally made it to New York.

/ December 18, 2017

Waiting for the leaves to fall: World War I seen through the artists who fought in its trenches

A new exhibition highlights the work of European artists dealing with the war’s traumas.

/ November 22, 2017

At NYU conference, Mediterranean migration crisis draws search for understanding and solutions

Journalists, artists, policymakers and academics discuss the refugee crisis.

/ November 6, 2017

The hidden history behind St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

How a cathedral illuminates the story of Irish immigrants in New York.

/ November 6, 2017

Italy leads globally in cultural preservation efforts, says Italian minister

At Columbia University, Italian minister Franceschini praised internationalism and museum reforms.

/ October 20, 2017

A seismic shift in Germany

The recent German elections may have transformed the country’s politics.

/ September 27, 2017

Zohra Drif recounts Algeria’s struggle against French colonialism

A symbol of the Algerian liberation movement, Drif presented her memoir Inside the Battle of Algiers at NYU last week.

/ September 25, 2017

Populists don’t stand a chance in Italy, says Italian PM at New York University

In historic visit to NYU’s Casa Italiana, Paolo Gentiloni praised Italy’s “stability.”

/ September 20, 2017

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s paean to Kurdish soldiers

In his new political film The Battle of Mosul, the French intellectual follows a group of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers.

/ April 6, 2017

Russian influence in Europe: an elephant in the room or a paper tiger?

In Europe as in America, Russian economic, political and military influence is a burning issue.

/ March 7, 2017