Ca' Foscari alumna Valeria Finocchi is the new director of Palazzo Grimani

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.”

The 'engaged Buddhism' of Thich Nhat Hanh

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.

Fuel, geopolitics, bitcoins, and the Kazakhstan crisis

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. 

Gabriel Boric’s vision for a different Chile

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.

Ca' Foscari team tops Bloomberg Trading Challenge at European level

Bloomberg Trading Challenge: the team of Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Economics has ranked 1st at a European level and 44th worldwide, while another Ca’ Foscari team has ranked 68th worldwide. 

Moscow and Kiev: a war at the door to Europe? Interview with Aldo Ferrari

The intensification of military activity on the border between Russia and Ukraine, in the Donbass region, is worrying. Is President Putin prepared to invade Ukraine to prevent it from joining NATO, or is it still possible to defuse this crisis with diplomacy? What are the EU and the USA doing? We have interviewed Aldo Ferrari, an expert in this field.

In memory of Robert Jervis, Honorary Graduate at Ca' Foscari in 2014

Robert Jervis, Professor at Columbia University and among the most prominent scholars in political science, passed away on 9 December. On 15 April 2014 Professor Jervis received an Honorary Degree in Comparative International Relations at Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies.

From Kabul to Venice with Ca' Foscari's scholarship: Rohullah's story

"The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse day by day. Many professionals have left the country due to threats, and the younger generations are confused as to what they should do to secure a better future." Rohullah Safi, a university student who has left Afghanistan, will arrive in Venice to study Computer Science with Ca' Foscari's support. 

A broader view on Erasmus+ ICM - Interview with Raghad

Raghad is a student from Jordan who spent five months at Ca' Foscari to further her studies in English language and literature. With the help of the Ca’ Foscari International office, Raghad has decided to share her experience with the Erasmus+ ICM programme, taking this opportunity to address those families that might still be hesitant to let their children travel to a different country.