Fulbright Year Italy

Research, travel, and legal dispatches from my Fulbright year in Bologna, Italy.

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Photo of the Month: February 2015

My favorite images from February were taken during a day trip to Venice for the annual Carnevale di Venezia, a two-week celebration leading up to the beginning of Lent. Carnevale … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Role of Truth in Italian versus American Defamation Law

Italian law, unlike American law, does not require defamatory speech to be false. Above: Truth and Mercy by Pompeo Batoni, circa 1745. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. In American defamation … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Photo of the Month: December 2014

After so many weeks living in a fortified city, this month’s theme is nature. Click photos to enlarge. View from the hilltop town of Montecatini Alto in Tuscany. The rooms … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Bologna

Above: Looking down on Bologna’s historic city center.  The 2014 Rick Steves Guide to Italy, an impressive tome clocking in at more than 1,200 pages, devotes exactly one paragraph to … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Photo of the Month: November 2014

A regular feature with a few of my favorite images taken over the past month: Above: The inside of the Altare della Patria, Rome’s monument to the fatherland. Above: View of Rome … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unexpected Environmentalism — Rome as a City of Rebuilding and Reuse

Rome’s constant transformation and re-use make it an unlikely contender for one of Europe’s great sustainable cities. Above: the Pantheon. ROME, Italy — Architect and urban environmentalist Tom Rankin admits … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

80-Year-Old Court Case Comes to a Close in Naples

The decision finally resolves a 1934 property dispute surrounding a plot of land that required the court to trace the chain of title back to 1536. Above: Naples. NAPLES, Italy … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment