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An Italian Night with……Beppe Severgnini
October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are proud to announce that Mr Severgnini will be our honorable guest on Thursday 24 October 2019, for a sharing session with our students, members and friends.
Mr Beppe Severgnini is an acclaimed columnist for Italy’s largest newspaper, Corriere della Sera. A longtime Italian correspondent for the Economist, he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He has written several books about the Italian culture, language and stereotypes. He has given voice to millions of Italians living abroad through his widely famous blog “Italians”. It is a great opportunity to meet and know better true expert of the Italian spirit, Italians’ virtues and vices.
About the speaker:
Beppe Severgnini is a columnist and an editor at Corriere della Sera, which he joined in 1995. He was the editor-in-chief of its weekly magazine 7, from 2017 to 2019 and he created the blog Italians in 1998. He became a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times in 2013. His writing has appeared in The Financial Times and The Economist, where he was the Italy correspondent from 1996 to 2003.
He’s the author of 17 books, including the American bestsellers Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S. and La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind. His most recent books are Italiani si rimane (Solferino, Milan 2018), a memoir, and Off the Rails – A Train Trip Through Life (Berkley, New York 2019).
Mr. Severgnini studied law at the University of Pavia. As a foreign correspondent, he was posted in London, Moscow and Washington; he also covered Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East. He teaches at the School of Journalism of the University of Milan, and he has been a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an Isaiah Berlin visiting scholar at Oxford University and a visiting fellow at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
In 2001, Mr. 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 near Milan with his wife and son.
Date: 24 October 2019
Venue: Comitato della Dante Alighieri di Hong Kong – 1/F Honest Building, 9-11 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Limited seats available, registration is required.