Category: Around NYC

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
All Quiet on the Western Front

War in the hospital, war on the page

All Quiet on the Western Front as history and philosophy.

/ March 3, 2017

Russia’s usable past

Benjamin Nathans’ new book will reexamine the Soviet dissident movement.

/ February 28, 2017