05/06/2019 - 6:30pm

Antonio Monda is an Italian writer, film director, essayist, and professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is a promoter of the arts, in particular film and literature.  He is the director of the literary festival "Le Conversazioni" and of the Festa del Cinema di Roma.

Stefano Albertini, native of Bozzolo (Mantua), studied at the Università di Parma, where he majored in Political History. He received an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Stanford University with a dissertation on the rhetoric of violence in Niccolò Machiavelli.


He is the Director of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and a Clinical Professor of Italian studies at New York University. He has published on a wide variety of topics ranging from Dante to Renaissance Literature, and to Church/State relations during fascism. Fuori dal Bozzolo is the title of his syndicated column.

Richard Cohen writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post. Cohen joined The Post in 1968 as a reporter and covered night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. In 1976, he began writing a column that ran on the front of the Metro section. His columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Post since 1984. He is the author, with Jules Witcover, of A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew  (1974), She Made Me Laugh, a memoir of his friendship with Nora Ephron and Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? an examination of Israel and Jewish history. He was executive producer of "The Newspaper Man," an HBO documentary about the late editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee.

Cohen is a three-time runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize which he figures is worth at least one Pulitzer Prize in itself.

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