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Gianni Riotta

Gianni Riotta is Visiting Professor at Princeton University and the School of Government, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, focusing on digital humanities. He is also Visiting Professor at IMT, Institute for Advanced Studies, Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems, Lucca, working on Big Data and politics.

Columnist for La Stampa e Foreign Policy, he was Editor at Tg 1 Rai and Il Sole 24 Ore, Deputy Editor at La Stampa and Corriere della Sera. He was a correspondent and columnist for Corriere della Sera and L’Espresso based in New York

Gianni is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Foreign Policy editorial board. He contributes to the BBC World Service.

His op ed have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, El Pais, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Foreign Affairs.

Former Mentor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism he lectured at Università of Palermo and Bologna.

His books have been translated in many languages. “Prince of the Clouds”, a novel, was a finalist at “Prix Medicis” in France, won the “European Florio Award 2002” in the United Kingdom and was selected by BOL.COM as “Book of The Year 2001”. “Cambio di Stagione” was included in the Meridiano Mondadori Anthology of Italy’s best short stories 1900-2000. His last book is “Il web ci rende liberi?” Einaudi 2013.

With Umberto Eco he founded in 1996 “Golem”, a pioneer online magazine.

Foreign Policy and Prospect included Gianni Riotta in their ranking of “world 100 global thinkers”.

Gianni Riotta graduated in Logics at Università di Palermo and holds an MS at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 2011 he was awarded an Honoris Causa Degree by Archivio di Stato, Rome, for his work protecting Italian cultural heritage.

Riotta is a board member of Oxfam Italia and Fondazione Memoriale Caduti per la Pace. He lives in Milan and New York.

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