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may fri 28, 2010 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Gustavo Zagrebelsky, a former President of Italy’s Constitutional Court, is professor emeritus at Turin University. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He often contributes editorials to la Repubblica news daily. Following are some of his latest books: La legge e la sua giustizia (Il Mulino, 2008); Questa Repubblica (Le Monnier, 2009); La leggenda del grande inquisitore (Morcelliana, 2009); L'esercizio della democrazia (with G. Napolitano, Codice, 2010); Principi e voti (2005), Imparare democrazia (2007), Intorno alla legge (2009), Sulla lingua del tempo presente (2010), Giuda (by G. Caramore, 2011), Simboli al potere (2012), Fondata sul lavoro (2013), Fondata sulla cultura (2014) by Einaudi; La virtù del dubbio (2007), Contro l'etica della verità (2008), Scambiarsi la veste (2010), La felicità della democrazia (with E. Mauro, 2011), Contro la dittatura del presente (2014) by Laterza.


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may fri 28, 2010 - 7.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.


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may fri 28, 2010 - 7.00 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Mariella Berra teaches Sociology of ITC networks and data sharing methods for civic goals at Turin University. She is a member of France’s Centre pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement en Informatique et Société. She is the author of: Ripensare la tecnologia (1995); Informatica solidale. Storia e prospettive del software libero (2001, with A.R. Meo); Libertà di software hardware conoscenza (2006), all published by Bollati Boringhieri; and of Sociologia delle reti telematiche (Laterza, 2007).

Riccardo Luna is the editor of WIRED magazine. He was founder and editor of Campus magazine, was deputy editor of the sports daily Corriere dello Sport, chief editor of la Repubblica. He studied the digital revolution in Silicon Valley, where he met some of its key representatives. Together with R. Giacobbo he has written Chi ha veramente costruito le Piramidi e la Sfinge (Nuovi Equilibri, 2002); Il segreto di Cheope (Newton Compton, 2004).


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may fri 28, 2010 - 9.00 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Emanuele Severino (1929 is an Italian philosopher of world renown. He obtained his degree from the University of Pavia. Later on he taught at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, and from 1970 to 2001 at Venice’s Ca’ Foscari University, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Theoretical philosophy. He currently teaches Fundamental ontology at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, and is a member of the Accademia dei Lincei. His works are translated into many languages. Following are some of the latest: Oltre il linguaggio (1992); Tautót!s (1995); L’anello del ritorno (1999); Fondamento della contraddizione (2005); La tendenza fondamentale del nostro tempo (2008), all published by Adelphi; also, Immortalità e destino (2008); L’identità del destino (2009); Pensieri sul cristianesimo (2010); Macigni e spirito di gravità: riflessioni sullo stato attuale del mondo (2010), published by Rizzoli.


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may fri 28, 2010 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
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Moni Ovadia, a writer and performer, was born in Bulgaria and studied in Milan, where he began his activity as a musician and singer. In 1984 he began his stage career under the direction of T. Kantor, F. Parenti, G. Marini. From 2004 to 2008 he was Director of the Mittelfest festival. Well known for his long-standing commitment in favor of peace and human rights, Moni Ovadia has authored a number of books: L’ebreo che ride. L’umorismo ebraico in otto lezioni e duecento storielle (1998); Ballata di fine millennio (2000); Contro l’idolatria (2005); Oylem Goylem (2005); Lavoratori di tutto il mondo ridete (2007); Vai a te stesso (2008); L’ebreo che ride (2008); Il conto dell’ultima cena (2010), all published by Einaudi, as well as Perché no? L’ebreo corrosivo (Bompiani, 2006). He is credited with familiarizing the Italian audience with the uniqueness of Yiddish culture.


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may sat 29, 2010 - 11.00 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Giuseppe Barbera, an expert in the flora and in the agricultural and forestry systems of the Mediterranean, teaches at Palermo University. He contributes to Italian and international scientific journals. Following are some of the books he has published: L’orto di Pomona (L’Epos, 2000); Ficodindia (with P. Inglese, L’Epos, 2001). The latter book was shortlisted for the 2002 Grinzane Cavour Giardini Hanbury prize. He then won the same prize in 2007 with his book Tuttifrutti: Viaggio tra gli alberi mediterranei tra scienza e letteratura (Mondadori, 2007). He also wrote Abbracciare gli alberi. Mille buone ragioni per piantarli e difenderli (Mondadori, 2009). He is a member of the Accademia dei Georgofili and of the Italian Academy of Forestry. He has been responsible for an Italian Environment Fund project concerning the rescue and restoration of the Kolymbetra garden in the Valley of Temples near Agrigento, and of the Donnafugata garden in Pantelleria.


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may sat 29, 2010 - 11.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Amartya K. Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. He has taught at the universities of Calcutta, Cambridge, New Delhi, Oxford and Harvard, and at the London School of Economics. Between 1998 and 2004 he was Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently Lamont University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages. Following are some of his books available in Italian: La diseguaglianza. Un riesame critico (Il Mulino, 2000); Utilitarismo e oltre (with B. Williams, Net, 2002); Etica ed economia (Laterza, 2002); Scelta, benessere, equità (Il Mulino, 2006); Identità e violenza (Laterza, 2006); La libertà individuale come impegno sociale (Laterza, 2007). Also, Lo sviluppo è libertà (2001); Globalizzazione e libertà (2003); La democrazia degli altri (2005); L’altra India (2006); L’idea di giustizia (2010), all published by Mondadori.


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may sat 29, 2010 - 3.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Michela Marzano (1970) is an Italian philosopher who teaches at Paris Descartes University. She has authored a number of essays in moral and political philosophy: Penser les corps (2002); Je consens, donc je suis... (2006), both published by PUF-Presses Universitaires de France; and La fidélité ou l’amour à vif (Hachette 2005). Also, she edited the Dictionnaire du corps published in France in 2007. In 2008, the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur listed her among the 50 most influential thinkers in France and among the eight young intellectuals in their thirties who offer new perspectives on society. In Italy, she has published Estensione del dominio della manipolazione (2009); Sii bella e stai zitta. Perché l’Italia di oggi offende le donne (2010), both with Mondadori.

Caterina Soffici (1965) is an Italian journalist. She has worked at the newsdailies Paese Sera, la Repubblica, Italia Oggi, and l’Indipendente. She managed the culture section of il Giornale for 10 years up to 2008. She has also written radio and tv programs for RAI channels 2 and 3. She now contributes articles on social and cultural affairs to il Riformista and Vanity Fair. Her book, Ma le donne no, was published by Feltrinelli in 2010.


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may sat 29, 2010 - 4.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Andrea Moro (1962) holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Padua University and has obtained a Diplôme d'études supérieures en théorie de la syntaxe et syntaxe comparative from Geneva University. He was often a visiting scientist at MIT and at Harvard University. He now teaches linguistics at the department of Psychology of Milan’s Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, that he founded together with others. His chief fields of research are the theory of syntax in human languages, and the neurobiological foundations of language. His many books include: The Raising of Predicates (Cambridge U. Press, 1997); Dynamic Antisymmetry (The MIT Press, 2000); I confini di Babele. Il cervello e il mistero delle lingue impossibili (Longanesi, 2006; MIT Press, 2008); Breve storia del verbo essere (Adelphi, 2010).


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may sat 29, 2010 - 6.00 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Francesco Remotti taught Cultural Anthropology and African Ethnology at the Humanities and Philosophy Department of Turin University, where he was also head of the Masters Degree program in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology. He has conducted extensive research in the history and ethnology of the kingdoms of Equatorial Africa. In 1979 he started the Italian ethnological mission to Zaire, later to become the Italian ethnological mission to Equatorial Africa. Since the Seventies, he has been conducting research in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has focused specifically onto the history and culture of the Banande people. Among his books are: Luoghi e corpi. Antropologia dello spazio del tempo e del potere (1993); Noi primitivi. Lo specchio dell’antropologia (2009), published by Bollati Boringhieri; and Prima lezione di antropologia (2000); Contro l’identità (2001); L’ossessione identitaria (2010), published by Laterza and Per un'antropologia inattuale (2014) published by elèuthera.


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may sat 29, 2010 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Luciano Canfora is Professor of Greek and Latin Philology at Bari University. He often contributes to the news daily Corriere della Sera. He has studied problems of ancient history, of Greek and Latin literature, of history of traditions, history of classical studies, politics and culture of the 20th century. He edits the journal Quaderni di Storia and is a member of the steering committee of three more journals: Historia y critica, the Journal of Classical Tradition, and Limes. His books have been translated into many languages. Following are some of them: La biblioteca scomparsa (Sellerio 1986); Giulio Cesare: il dittatore democratico (Laterza 1999); Il Mistero Tucidide (Adelphi 1999); Noi e gli antichi (Rizzoli, 2004); Esportare la libertà. Il mito che ha fallito (Mondadori, 2008); Il papiro di Artemidoro (Laterza, 2008); La storia falsa (Rizzoli, 2008); La natura del potere( Laterza, 2009); I viaggi di Artemidoro. Vita e avventure di un grande esploratore dell’antichità (Rizzoli, 2010); L’uso politico dei paradigmi storici (Laterza, 2010).


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Emanuele Trevi with Fabrizio Gifuni
may sat 29, 2010 - 9.00 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Emanuele Trevi (1964) is an Italian writer and literary critic. He has translated and edited French and Italian classics. He regularly contributes articles to the news daily il Manifesto. He has authored many books, including: Istruzioni per l’uso del lupo (Castelvecchi, 1994); I cani del nulla (Einaudi, 2003); Senza verso (Laterza, 2004); L’onda del porto (Laterza, 2005); Invasioni controllate (with M. Trevi, Castelvecchi, 2007); Il libro della gioia perpetua (Rizzoli, 2010).

Fabrizio Gifuni (1966) is a Italian stage and film actor. After obtaining his diploma from the S. D’Amico Academy of Drama, he has taken part in stage performances directed, among others, by M. Castri, G. Sepe, and T. Terzopoulos. He was cast in many major film productions under the direction of Ridley Scott (Hannibal); G. Amelio (Così ridevano); G. Chiesa (Il partigiano Johnny); G. Bertolucci (L’amore probabilmente); M.T. Giordana (La meglio gioventù); A. Molaioli (La ragazza del lago); E. Winspeare (Galantuomini), S. Rubini (L’uomo nero). He has also played many tv roles, including Italy’s first Prime minister, A. De Gasperi (under the direction of Liliana Cavani), and the late psychiatrist Franco Basaglia in a tv movie produced by Rai Uno.


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Gian Antonio Stella with Gualtiero Bertelli
may sat 29, 2010 - 9.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Gian Antonio Stella (1953) is an Italian journalist. He is special correspondent and opinionist for the news daily Corriere della Sera. He has received many journalism awards, including the following: Premio giornalistico Luigi Barzini, E’ giornalismo, Premio Ischia Internazionale di giornalismo, Premio Internazionale Columnistas del Mundo and Premio per la saggistica Saint Vincent. His books, all published by Rizzoli, are L’orda (2002); Odissee (2004); Avanti popolo (2006); Negri, froci, giudei & co. L’eterna guerra contro l’altro (2009); Il viaggio più lungo (2010). His two best-sellers, La Casta (2007) and La Deriva (2008) were written with a colleague, Sergio Rizzo. His fiction books include: Il maestro magro (2005), La bambina, il pugile, il canguro (2007) e Carmine Pascià (2008).

Gualtiero Bertelli (1944) is an Italian composer and writer who has devoted many years to researching Venetian folk songs. In 2002, he created the Compagnia delle Acque band. He cooperates, among others, with Edoardo Pittalis, the deputy editor of the news daily Gazzettino di Venezia, and with Gian Antonio Stella.


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may sun 30, 2010 - 10.00 a.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Massimo Montanari (1949) is Professor of Medieval History and History of Food at Bologna University, and head of the European Masters Degree Program on the History and Culture of Food. following are some of his many books devoted to his chief interests: Campagne medievali (Einaudi, 1984); Atlante dell’alimentazione e della gastronomia (edited with F. Sabban, UTET, 2004). Also, Convivio (3 voll., 1989-1992); Il pentolino magico (1999); Il cibo come cultura (with A. Capatti, 2008); La fame e l’abbondanza. Storia dell'alimentazione in Europa (2008); Alimentazione e cultura nel Medioevo (2008); Il formaggio con le pere. La storia in un proverbio (2009); Il riposo della polpetta e altre storie intorno al cibo (2009), all published by Laterza. For the same publisher, he has edited Il mondo in cucina. Storia, identità, scambi (2002) and Storia dell’alimentazione (co-edited with J.-L. Flandrin, 1997).


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may sun 30, 2010 - 11.00 a.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Guido Barbujani (1955) is Professor of Genetics at the University of Ferrara. In the past he taught at Padua and Bologna universities, at Mary Queen College of London, and at the Stony Brook University of New York. His chief interests are population genetics and evolutionary biology, and his latest research is about human diversity and the DNA of ancient populations, including the Etruscans and the Sardinians. He has authored a number of scientific articles and books, including: Dilettanti (Marsilio, 1993); Dopoguerra (Sironi, 2002); Questione di razza (Mondadori, 2003); L'invenzione delle razze (Bompiani, 2006); Europei senza se e senza ma (Bompiani, 2008). Together with journalist P. Cheli he has written Sono razzista ma sto cercando di smettere (“I libri del Festival della Mente”, Laterza 2008).


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may sun 30, 2010 - 11.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Olivier Roy (1949) is directeur d’études at EHESS (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris and head researcher at the CNRS, France’s National Scientific Research Center. He has taught at the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and at the University of California a Berkeley. He is currently professor of Political and Social Theories at the European University Institute in Florence, where he is head of the Mediterranean Program. Also, he is a consultant to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1984, and of the UN Office for the coordination of relief efforts in Afghanistan since 1988. Following are some of his books translated into Italian: Global Muslim (Feltrinelli, 2003); L’impero assente (Carocci, 2004); Islam alla sfida della laicità (Marsilio, 2008); La santa ignoranza (Feltrinelli, 2009).


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may sun 30, 2010 - 3.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Maurizio Bettini is Professor of Classical Philology at Siena University, after being its dean for some time. He was among the founders of the Anthropology and the Ancient World Center that he heads at the same university. He has held seminars at the Department of Classics of the University of California at Berkeley. He was many times directeur d’études associé at EHESS (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris, and he taught at the Collège de France. His chief interest is an anthropological study of the Greek and Roman cultures seen in their connection with the experience of modernity. He often contributes to the news daily la Repubblica. He has authored a number of books, including I classici nell’età dell’indiscrezione (1994); Nascere. Storie di donne, donnole, madri ed eroi (1998); Le orecchie di Hermes (2000); Voci. Antropologia sonora della cultura antica (2008); Il Mito di Circe (with C. Franco, 2010), all published by Einaudi, and Affari di famiglia. La parentela nella cultura e nella letteratura antica (Il Mulino, 2009).


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may sun 30, 2010 - 3.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Jean-Loup Amselle (1942) is a French anthropologist. He is directeur d’études at EHESS (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris and head of the doctoral program in Social Anthropology and Ethnology. His main fields of interest include ethnicity, identity and cross-breeding, contemporary African art, multiculturalism and post-colonialism. Amselle is editor-in-chief of the journal Cahiers d’études africaines and has authored many books. Following are some of his works published in Italian: Logiche meticce. Antropologia dell’identità in Africa e altrove (Bollati Boringhieri, 1999); Connessioni. Antropologia dell’universalità delle culture (Bollati Boringhieri, 2001); L’arte africana contemporanea (Bollati Boringhieri, 2007); L’invenzione dell’etnia (Meltemi, 2008); Il distacco dell’Occidente (Meltemi, 2009).


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Edoardo Boncinelli
may sun 30, 2010 - 6.00 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Edoardo Boncinelli is an Italian physicist and geneticist. He has devoted himself to studying the genetics and molecular biology of higher animals and of man, and has headed several laboratories of molecular biology of development. He currently teaches Biological Foundations of Knowledge at the Philosophy Department of Milan’s Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He regularly contributes to the scientific journal Le Scienze and to the news daily Corriere della Sera. Following are some of his books: Le forme della vita (Einaudi, 2000); Io sono, tu sei (Mondadori, 2002); Prima lezione di biologia (Laterza, 2007); Come nascono le idee (Laterza, 2008); I nostri geni (Einaudi, 2008); L’etica della vita (2008, Rizzoli); Perché non possiamo non dirci darwinisti (Rizzoli, 2009); Lo scimmione intelligente. Dio, natura e libertà (with Giulio Giorello, Rizzoli, 2009); Mi ritorno in mente. Il corpo, le emozioni, la coscienza (Longanesi, 2010).


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Emanuele Trevi with Sonia Bergamasco
may sun 30, 2010 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Emanuele Trevi (1964) is an Italian writer and literary critic. He has translated and edited French and Italian classics. He regularly contributes articles to the news daily il Manifesto. He has authored many books, including: Istruzioni per l’uso del lupo (Castelvecchi, 1994); I cani del nulla (Einaudi, 2003); Senza verso (Laterza, 2004); L’onda del porto (Laterza, 2005); Invasioni controllate (with M. Trevi, Castelvecchi, 2007); Il libro della gioia perpetua (Rizzoli, 2010).

Sonia Bergamasco is an Italian stage and film actress. After obtaining diplomas in piano and acting from the School of Milan’s Piccolo Teatro, she has performed in stage productions directed by M. Castri, G. Mauri, T. Terzopoulos, C. Bene. She was in the cast of many tv and feature movies directed, among others, by S. Soldini (D’estate); G. Bertolucci (L’amore probabilmente); M. T. Giordana (La meglio gioventù); L. Cavani (De Gasperi, Einstein); F. Battiato (Musikanten, Niente è come sembra). She has directed and acted in performances dealing with one of her chief interests, the relationship between drama and music.


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