Past Event

Luigi Barzini Jr. “1908-2008: The Italians: Yesterday and Today”

December 18, 2008
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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“Journalism between Two Worlds” with Gay Talese, Beppe Severgnini, and Ian Fisher

Under the patronage of the Consolato Generale d'Italia, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Fondazione Rizzoli Corriere della Sera. 

Moderated by Massimo GAGGI (Corriere della Sera),
With remarks by Gay TALESE (author and journalist),
Beppe SEVERGNINI (Corriere della Sera),
Gianni RIOTTA (Corriere della Sera),
Ian FISHER (The New York Times),
Gerry HOWARD (Doubleday Publishing Group),
Roger COHEN (The New York Times), and
Anthony TAMBURRI (Calandra Institute, CUNY).

Luigi Barzini Jr. conveyed the US to Italy and Italy to the US before and after World War II, chiefly as correspondent for the distinguished newspaper Il Corriere della Sera and as the author of several books including Americans are Alone in the WorldFrom Caesar to the MafiaThe Italians: A Full Length PortraitO America When You and I Were Young; and The Europeans. This afternoon is dedicated to an analysis of Barzini's achievements, particularly his comprehensive and popular dissection and elucidation of culture and society. Speakers will reconstruct the relationships that the journalist built in the United States, and the cultural climate in which he worked, while looking at the continuing challenge that faces journalists between the two cultures today.