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Tue, September 26, 2017

12:00 pm – 14:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

A Dialogue with Davide Lombardo, NYU Florence.

How did the European Union, after World War II, get from six to twenty eight member states? How has it met the challenges after the end of the Cold War to emerge as the economic and political power that it is today? Will it survive the present challenges?

LPD – EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why Does it Matter?

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Davide Lombardo


Davide Lombardo teaches history at NYU Florence since 2001. He holds a doctorate in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy). His research focuses on European Urban Culture from the 19th to the 20th century. Lombardo holds an Italian degree in modern Italian history and a French degree in modern French history and has studied extensively at Edinburgh, York (UK), Grenoble (France), and Pisa and Florence (Italy). In 2009 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University, Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art, and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library. In 2011 he was part of the organizing committee for NYU Florence’s events around the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification. He regularly gives lectures on contemporary Italy and Europe. He currently teaches three courses at NYU Florence which focus on modern European and Italian history: Culture of the City, Modern Italy and Social Foundations III.