Exile and Creativity Series | Enrico Fermi: The Last Man Who Knew Everything
Where: Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Ave.
212-879-4242 Price: Free
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The series aims at highlighting the stories of many Italian artists, scientists, and intellectuals forced to leave Italy for political reasons, or for the racial laws, and to come to the United States, and focuses on how their exile has, not only influenced their personal paths and lives, in between the two wars, but has also changed the cultural Italian and American scene.
The first of the events is dedicated to Enrico Fermi and is a conversation with David N. Schwartz, author of the book: The Last Man Who Knew Everything, Enrico Fermi’s compelling biography, and William Allen Zajc, Professor of Physics at Columbia University. In collaboration with Renato Camurri, Professor of Contemporary History at Università di Verona and director of a series of studies entitled “Italiani dall’esilio”, published by Donzelli, and the Primo Levi Center.
Moderator: Mario Calvo Platero, journalist.
The series comprises eight meetings that will run until the end of the year.