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Ruth Ben-Ghiat in conversation with Federico Rampini



Ruth Ben-Ghiat in conversation with Federico Rampini

Her new book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present (W.W. Norton & Company) contextualizes a century of authoritarian leaders that use a playbook of corruption, violence, propaganda, and machismo to stay in power. Engaging with the global current state of affairs in quite a timely fashion, Ben-Ghiat has recently discussed analysis on authoritarian leaders writing for the Washington Post (Strongman leaders take defeat poorly — just like Trump) and discussing her finding on NPR (in The Point, What The 'Strongmen' Of History Reveal About Modern Politics)



Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. She writes frequently for CNN and other news and analysis sites on fascism, authoritarian leaders, propaganda, and threats to democracy around the world and how to counter them. Her insight into the authoritarian playbook has made her an expert source for television, newspapers, radio, podcasts, and online events around the globe.

Federico Rampini is an Italian journalist, writer, and lecturer who holds both Italian and American citizenship. He served as deputy editor of Il Sole 24 Ore, and has worked as chief foreign correspondent for La Repubblica since 1997. In his role as a correspondent from the U.S., he has covered several presidential elections and has followed U.S. presidents on their trips abroad, as a reporter accredited for the White House. He has been residing in the United States since 2000.He is the 2019 recipient of the Ernest Hemingway Prize.


Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York

Entrance : Free


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