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Language Week: “Conversations in the square” in Brussels

“Conversazioni in piazza” is the title of a series of meetings, organized by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, that began the “Week of the Italian Language in the World ” from 18 -24 October. The protagonists are Italian journalists and essayists who will converse with exponents of the Belgian and European scene in the two “Italian squares”: our country’s diplomatic offices in Brussels.


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The first appointment, on 19 October, took place at the Italian Cultural Institute and saw the Italian journalist and essayist Federico Rampini, author of “Fermare Pechino: Capire la Cina per salvare l’Occidente” [“Bringing Beijing to a stop. Understanding China to Save the West”]  (Mondadori, 2021) in conversation with Christophe Berti, editor of the Belgian newspaper “Le Soir”.

The other conversations are as follows: 08 November, with Benedetta Craveri, author of “La Contessa: Virginia Verasis di Castiglione” [“The Countess: Virginia Verasis di Castiglione”] (Adelphi and Flammarion); 15 November, with Paolo Valentino, author of “L’età di Merkel” [“The Age of Merkel”] (Marsilio); and 25 November with Maurizio Molinari, Editor of the daily newspaper “La Repubblica”.

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