Special Presentation: Present Day Italy

May 01, 2014 583

Financial crisis, falling population, third world immigration, these are some of the issues that Professor Louis Leonini will address in his lecture.

How did Italy go from a war-torn, poverty stricken country in 1945, which was primarily agricultural, to a modern success story in the 1960s through the 1980s? What was the role of the political parties, the agrarian reforms of the 1950s, and 1960s, the declining influence of the Catholic Church, the changing role of the Italian family, the Red Brigades, and political corruption in this transformation?

The same period witnessed the world-wide spread of Italian culture through its fashion industry, now ranked above Paris, its cuisine, its famous "dolce vita lifestyle", its films, and its attraction as one of the most visited countries in the world.

Source: Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $15, Non-Members $25

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