The Department of Humanties has hosted Pierre Bonnechere, professor of Greek history at Université de Montréal, as part of the Erasmus+ ICM programme between Venice and Canada, which is coordinated by professor Claudia Antonetti. Here's an interview with the professors.
At the root of a dramatic war that Russian President Vladimir Putin is unleashing against Ukraine there is a serious breach of international law: Russia’s recognition of the separatist republics in the Donbas region. We have interviewed Fabrizio Marrella, full professor of International Law and European Union Law at the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.