books 2017

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wednesday 5

My name is Meriam

My name is Meriam. The case of the woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan and the silence about persecuted Christians. The increasingly difficult co-existence, at times dramatic, between Chri...

14:30 - 15:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino

My name is Meriam

Nobody can stop me

The torpedoing and sinking in June 1940 while on its way to Canada of the Arandora Star, a ship full of Italian and German citizens condemned to expulsion after Mussolini declared war on the UK, is...

17:00 - 17:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Nobody can stop me

Tears of salt. The story of a doctor on Lampedusa

Due to the 24-hour strike by Alitalia staff on 05 April the author cannot make it to Perugia in time hence this session has been cancelled. Pietro Bartolo will however participate in the following ses...

17:15 - 18:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Tears of salt. The story of a doctor on Lampedusa

thursday 6

Power centre: Corriere della Sera

Founded in 1876, Corriere della Sera is one of the longest-lived Italian newspapers. Raffaele Fiengo worked there from the late sixties onwards, often coming into conflict with the management in his f...

14:30 - 15:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Power centre: Corriere della Sera

Bulletproof diaries. Tales of a war reporter

Over a decade of Afghan history seen through the eyes of one of the most important Italian war correspondents, Barbara Schiavulli. In Bulletproof diaries reportage meets the graphic novel: a story th...

15:30 - 16:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Bulletproof diaries. Tales of a war reporter

If ancient Greek becomes mainstream

Are nine reasons sufficient to love ancient Greek? According to Andrea Marcolongo, author of La lingua genial (Laterza, 2016), it is. An act of love for a language that, according to common sense, ma...

16:30 - 17:30
Palazzo Sorbello

If ancient Greek becomes mainstream

friday 7

saturday 8

Journalism after Snowden: the future of the free press in the surveillance state

In the age of heightened surveillance, the need for - and threat to - watchdog journalism has intensified, with Edward Snowden’s 2013 leak of classified documents signaling what may become a new nor...

10:00 - 11:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Journalism after Snowden: the future of the free press in the surveillance state

Death, immortality and oblivion on social networks

If Internet, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and social networks in general have completely transformed our lives, our relationships and the way we communicate, why shouldn't they do the same with death, ...

10:15 - 11:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Death, immortality and oblivion on social networks

We'll always have Paris

Romantic walks through the streets of Paris following the letters of the alphabet, among quotations, anecdotes and suggestions. From the A of Arrondissement to the Z of Zinc, through places and celebr...

11:00 - 12:00
Teatro della Sapienza

We'll always have Paris

The age of new heroes

An expert in innovative marketing, relational communication and corporate education, Oscar di Montigny is the creator and disseminator of the principles of economy 0.0, which combines business and man...

11:15 - 12:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

The age of new heroes

sunday 9

Scoop

Sometimes narrative becomes a necessary vessel to guide the public through the complexity of the present with perspectives that are independent of the media and its agenda. This is the approach propos...

10:00 - 11:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Scoop

State silences

How safe is my school? How polluted is the air of my neighbourhood? How are the rankings of public selection processes made? Asbestos is still killing people, but where? How many derivatives have been...

10:00 - 11:00
Sala del Dottorato

State silences

The wolves. The pain that becomes a vendetta

Revenge, motherhood wounded by a violent and unfair death, political extremism of the ’70s. These are the captivating elements in Le lupe (Baldini & Castoldi, 2016), a debut novel by journalist ...

11:00 - 12:00
Sala del Dottorato

The wolves. The pain that becomes a vendetta

The university of the future

What challenges is the university called to win in the digital age? If the future calls us to answer on the environment, technology, the economy, geopolitics and democracy, what kind of educational mo...

12:00 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

The university of the future

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