It is late when I enter the half-empty Sala del Consiglio and look for a place: trying not to be noticed by the speaker, I unfortunately end up in the first row, just facing myself with the smiling face of Prof. Fabio Zanzotto. I humbly sit down and try toRead More →

A healthy democracy requires its citizens to be exposed to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. This promotes shared experiences and makes it easier to govern a heterogeneous society, and reduces the likelihood of people resorting towards extremism. This represents the positive side of free speech – the diversityRead More →

If it is true that, as Machiavelli said, history always repeats itself, it is also unavoidable to think that men, as objects of history, are the outcome of long, continuous, and repetitive processes of crisis and progress, destruction and rebirth. It is also true however that the society of todayRead More →

The vast majority of you have most likely never heard about this game, a sport that mixes football, rugby, and handball at the same time. Is it possible, even? Yes, it does, and it’s called Gaelic Football indeed. But, before I tell you more about this pure concentration of adrenaline andRead More →

On 10th of January, Professor Giulia Costa, Environmental Quality Control teacher to the Global Governance third-year students, organized a visit to the Mechanical Biological Waste Treatment Plant of Malogrotta. Located in the Galleria Valley, Western Rome, the Malogrotta landfill is the largest municipal solid waste site in Europe surrounded byRead More →

A conversation with Francesca Sbardella “Toujours l’existence palpite et fait entendre sa rumeur…” .David Le Breton  Physical and symbolic dimension can’t be separated by humans. Life is a mixture of multifaceted experiences and feelings but individuals sometimes are not able to perceive them because their minds are full of thoughtsRead More →

Have you ever just randomly looked around in your class and observed people writing, taking notes or just using their hands? Well, I know I did it for sure. What I found particularly interesting is to see how someone would use their hands, in what occasion and whether he/she wasRead More →

The greatest theft in the history of humankind is probably the one of fire. Before our modern beliefs, before Christianity and Islam, before science and evolution, we believed in a different mythology . In the Greek mythology, humankind was among the weakest creatures on earth. The world was ruled byRead More →