Review: Can the US learn something from Europe’s dictatorial past?

Timothy Snyder’s new book blends history and hindsight to draw lessons from 20th-century tyranny, but ends up preaching to the choir.

/ October 23, 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

There is no Italian word for “awkward”

If you ask Google to translate “awkward” into Italian, you get several results, but none of them is accurate.

/ October 13, 2017

France needs the United States at the U.N., says envoy

France’s top envoy to the UN, François Delattre, calls for the United States to remain committed to the United Nations and world affairs.

/ October 9, 2017

Leading the bilingual revolution

An interview with Fabrice Jaumont, education attaché at the French Embassy to the United States, about his book The Bilingual Revolution and the importance of learning a second language.

/ October 6, 2017

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, explained

Spain is clashing with Catalonia over the region’s bid for a referendum on independence. What’s happening and what’s at stake?

/ September 28, 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

Analysis: New European-led initiative against terrorism online could suppress dissent

A new partnership between France, Italy and the UK to address internet terrorism raises the specter of criminalizing ideology.

/ September 23, 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