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Wed, October 25, 2017

18:00 – 19:00

Villa Sassetti
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

Find out about the latest in Italian politics! Join distinguished professors Roberto D’Alimonte, a well-known political journalist, and Alessandro Chiaramonte, esteemed political science researcher, for a riveting discussion about the current Italian political climate.

(For NYU Students only)

LPD – Politics

Featured Biographies

Roberto D'Alimonte


Roberto D’Alimonte teaches at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome since 2010. Before then, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence. D’Alimonte has been a Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale University and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at Harvard University and has taught as a visiting professor in the political science departments at Yale and Stanford. He has been a lecturer at New York University Florence since 1995. Well-known as a political journalist, Professor D’Alimonte covers Italian politics for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s major financial newspaper, and is often sought out by The New York Times, The Financial Times along with a number of European TV, newspapers and magazines, for commentary on current Italian and European politics.

Alessandro Chiaramonte


Alessandro Chiaramonte is full Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence, where he also received his doctorate. He is co-founder of the Italian Center of Electoral Studies ( at the University of Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. He is a member of the executive board of the Italian Political Science Society. He has been a Research Fellow in Modern Italian Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science and visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego. He currently teaches ‘Italian Politics’ and ‘Elections and Electoral Systems’ at the University of Florence and ‘Italian Politics’ at New York University Florence. He has published books and articles on elections, electoral systems and party systems. His research interests focus on the functioning and effects of various types of electoral systems, especially mixed majoritarian-proportional systems, on the comparative change of parties and party systems, and on the long-lasting electoral transition of the Italian party and political systems, analyzed from both a national and a regional perspective.