A conversation with Mr. Zimmt Raz GG students have had a huge opportunity to enrich their knowledge about Middle East affairs, in particular the domestic and external challenges of Iran. The discussion has been so inspiring because the guest touched three main issues linked to the country: domestic challenges, theRead More →

Since the starting point of the Revolution of Smiles, or Hirak Movement, on February 16, 10 days after the news of the dynamic president Bouteflika’s candidacy for presidency, the structure, the significance and the leading of this protest has been astonishing, for many reasons. First, for the non-violent trend andRead More →

The Voynich Manuscript is the most mysterious manuscript in the world. Its cryptic content has been studied for centuries but neither scientists, historians, palaeontologists and calligraphers have ever accomplished any result. On the 14 October 2019, in occasion of the donation of the Manuscript’s copy by Yale University to VillaRead More →

In this academic article, based on Abas Amanat’s Iran, A Modern History (Yale, 2017) I will try to point a few key points in Iran’s modern history, showing how sometimes accidental, sometimes unavoidable events can lead to wide-ranging and consequential upheavals. I am especially interested in history’s inner logic, theRead More →

On October 8th and 9th I had the pleasure to attend the Expert Group Meeting on “Women, Legal Pluralism, Customary and Informal Justice Systems” at the International Development Law Organization’s office at The Hague, Netherlands. I was invited to attend by Prof. Hauwa Ibrahim, our Human Rights professor at GlobalRead More →

During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.Read More →

Alright, so I am gonna crunch a few numbers here. GDP: The Holy Grail of governments seeking re-election, political opponents and journalists; The cradle of the Information Age! Master of the numbers, the Kingmaker! I beg to disagree. It’s high time that we stopped singing praise about this said YardstickRead More →

The Voynich Manuscript, is the most mysterious Manuscript in the world. Its cryptic content has been studied for centuries but neither scientists, historians, palaeontologists and calligraphers have ever accomplished any results. On the 14 October 2019, in occasion of the donation of the Manuscript’s copy by Yale University to VillaRead More →