April 2019

“Visualizing Fascism,” Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April 18.

March 2019

“Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump,” Center for Media at Risk, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, March 26.

February 2019

Book launch for Sheri Berman, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, Maison Française, Columbia University, February 4, 6pm.

November 2018

“Hombres fuertes. De Mussolini a Trump,” and “Autoritarismo, herencia y memoria,” Universidad de los Andes, Instituto de Historia, Santiago, November 5-6, 2018.

October 2018.

“Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump,” and “Visualizing Fascism,” Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor Lectures, Green College, University of British Columbia, October 1-4, 2018.

September 2018

“Multilateralism and Democracy in a Strongman Age,” Home Alone? Europe and the Post-American Age, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, Potsdam, September 18, 2018.

“Why Do Authoritarians Appeal Today?” conference on Democracy in Trouble? Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Pennsylvania,” September 14, 2018.

June 2018

“Are Democracy and Tolerance in Decline? Why and What To Do,” with Adam Gopnik, Manuel Valls, Melissa Nobles, Albertine Bookshop, French Embassy Cultural Services, New York, June 12, 2018.

“Can we Stop Fake News?” with Gianni Riotta and Yevgeniy Golovchenko, Social Media Weekend 2018, CUNY Journalism School,June 2, 2018. http://prospect.org/article/can-we-stop-fake-news

May 2018

“Authoritarianism and Heritage: A Reconsideration,” Authoritarianism and Heritage, Cambridge University, May 10, 2018.

April 2018

“Fascism and Nazism: Then and Now,” (with Geoff Eley), Robert Salomon Morton Lecture, Northeastern University, April 11, 2018.

“Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump,” Luigi and Anita Traverso Lecture in Italian Studies, SUNY New Paltz, April 18, 2018.

“Visualizing Fascism,” Stony Brook University Humanities Institute, workshop on “Visualizing Fascism,” April 4, 2018.

February 2018

“Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump,” Democracy in Peril Lecture Series, James Madison University, February 7, 2018.

November 2017

“Visualizing Fascism,” Department of French & Italian 2017 Distinguished Lecture, Stanford University, November 3, 2017.

October 2017

Book launch for English translation of Igiaba Scego’s Adua, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, October 30, 2017.

“Fascism’s Empire Cinema: From Film to History and Back Again,” Northrup Frye Center, University of Toronto, October 12, 2017.

July 2017

“Culture, Community, and Activism,” Summer of Know, Guggenheim Museum, July 11, 2017 (with Vijay Iyer and Viven Green)

April 2017

“Leaps of Faith: Intuition and Interdisciplinarity in Italian Studies,” keynote speech, American Association of Italian Studies, The Ohio State University, April 20-22, 2017.

“Winter Is Coming: The Trump Regime and the American Press,” talk by Jay Rosen, comment by me, New York University, April 18, 2017.

“Visualizing Fascism,” University of Notre Dame, April 13, 2017.

March 2017

“Visualizing Fascism,” Society of Fellows, Columbia University, March 9, 2017.

Introduction to “The Night Porter,” Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, March 7, 2017.

“Italian Prisoners of War, 1940-1947,” Institute for Historical Research, London, March 1, 2017.

November 2016

“Le fascisme fait-il encore vendre? L’histoire publique en Italie,” in “L’Histoire Fait-Elle Vendre?” table ronde, Université Paris Est Créteil, November 18-19, 2016.

October 2016

British School of Rome. “Italian Journeys,” keynote lecture, “Transnational Italies,” October 26-28.

Video of Keynote on Migration to/from Italy

New York University,  “Political Rhetoric: The Presidential Campaign,” panel with Jason Stanley (Yale), Ben Zimmer (Wall Street Journal), Brittney Stanley (NYU), October 19.

Calandra Institute, NYC. “Italian Mobilities.” Book launch. October 18.

“New Work in Conceptual History,” Enzo Traverso’s Fire and Blood. Center for Collaborative History, Princeton University, October 13.

June 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “Three Faces of Fascism.” Workshop on “Visualizing Fascism,” June 9-11.

May 2016

Cooperazione Internazionale CoRi lectures on Italian Colonialism, Fascist Imperialism, and the Italian Postcolonial, Università degli Studi di Palermo, May 2-6.

April 2016
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. “Realism in Transition: 1942 as Filmic Flashpoint,” keynote lecture, conference on “Realisms and Idealisms in Italy, 1300-2016,” French & Italian, April 15-16.

Philadelphia. “New Books on Empire: Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema and Susan Pedersen’s The Guardians. The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire,”: International Conference of Europeanists, April 14.

March 2016
University of Leeds. “The Weight of History in the Italian Cinema,” keynote speech for “Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories” workshop, Humanities Research Institute, March 22-23.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC. “What We Learn from Studying Defeat: The Case of Italian Prisoners of War, 1940-1950,” International History Seminar, March 1.