Abraham B. Yehoshua (1936-2022), an Israeli author among the most-read and translated in the world, has passed away. He was particularly appreciated in Italy and was hosted here at Ca’ Foscari on several occasions. Our community remembers him with the words of Dario Miccoli, professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature.
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How has the pandemic affected the European system of governance? What role have European cities played in facing this health crisis and its social and economic effects? We have interviewed, an expert in economic and political geography and co-organiser of the international conference.
The Department of Humanties has hosted Pierre Bonnechere, professor of Greek history at Université de Montréal, as part of the Erasmus+ ICM programme between Venice and Canada, which is coordinated by professor Claudia Antonetti. Here's an interview with the professors.
At the root of a dramatic war that Russian President Vladimir Putin is unleashing against Ukraine there is a serious breach of international law: Russia’s recognition of the separatist republics in the Donbas region. We have interviewed Fabrizio Marrella, full professor of International Law and European Union Law at the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
The new director of Palazzo Grimani Museum is Valeria Finocchi, a young art historian and Ca’ Foscari alumna. “I am grateful to Ca’ Foscari for the curricular and extracurricular activities it enabled me to engage in.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most popular and influential Vietnamese Buddhist monks, passed away on January 22 at the age of 95. Richard Quang-Anh Tran, professor of Vietnamese language and literature, reflects on Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and the global influence of his thoughts and actions.
In January 2022, Kazakhstan was shaken by a series of protests against the elimination of fuel price caps. President Tokayev authorised police forces to use guns and violence to repress protesters. We have analysed this delicate geopolitical situation with Paolo Sorbello, a journalist and research grant holder at Ca' Foscari.
The 35-year-old political activist at the head of the leftist movement Apruebo Dignidad is to become the youngest president in the history of Chile. We have spoken with Luis Beneduzi, Professor of History and Institutions of Latin America, and Vanni Pettinà, Professor at the Centro de Estudios Históricos de El Colegio de México and currently Visiting Professor at Ca’ Foscari.