Beppe Severgnini Returns to Chicago with “100 Good Reasons We Are Happy To Be Italian

Event Information

Dat: September 25, 2017

Renowned columnist of the Corriere della Sera Beppe Severgnini returns to Chicago to present his work, “100 Good Reasons We Are Happy To Be Italian”, which are also“100 good reasons to love Italy”.

Italian performance artist Laura Biagi and Professor at DePaul University will perform during the event.

The event will be conducted both in English and Itaian.

Beppe Severgnini is the editor-in- chief of 7, the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper weekly magazine; and the author of 16 books, including the American best sellers “Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S.” and “La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind.” His most recent book is “La vita è un viaggio” (Life is a Journey), now also adapted for the stage and acted by the author. Beppe became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. His writing has appeared in Time magazine, The Financial Times and The Economist, where he was Italy correspondent from 1996 to 2003. In 2004, he was voted “European Journalist of the Year” in Brussels. Mr. Severgnini studied law at Pavia University. As a foreign correspondent, he was posted to London, Moscow and Washington, and has also covered Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East. He teaches at the School of Journalism of the University of Milan, and has been a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Isaiah Berlin visiting scholar at Oxford University and visiting fellow at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. In 2001, Beppe Severgnini was made an Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II and in 2011 the president of Italy conferred on him the title of Commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He lives in Crema and Milano.

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