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Italy and Europe Today: A Conversation with Sylvia Poggioli, Senior European Correspondent (Emerita), National Public Radio


Sylvia Poggioli, until her recent retirement, was senior European correspondent for NPR’s International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Since she joined NPR’s foreign desk in 1982, Poggioli’s on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed some of the most dramatic events in recent European history, including the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and the transformation of European society by immigration from developing countries. She has traveled all over the continent for her incisive, front-line reporting assignments, as well as visits to Cuba, the United States, Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, all of the latter as part of the entourage of Pope Francis. She has a unique in-depth, well-informed understanding of the current realities of Italian and European society which she will share with us in this informal conversation.

Monday, October 30 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Boston College, Gasson Hall 100
140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Event Type
Campus Calendar
Romance Languages and Literatures, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
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