Archive for November, 2014

Movie Series – Movie Proposal by Israeli Students

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Monday, Nov 17th, 5 pm, Room 9A 

“Hunting Elephants” (Latzud Pilim), 2013

by Reshef Levi

starring Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov and Patrick Stewart.

Hunting Elephants

“Hunting Elephants” is an Israeli crime comedy that centres around a 12 year old boy, Jonathan (Gil Blank), who, with his grandfather and two others, attempts to rob the bank where his deceased father had worked. The movie, taking place in Jerusalem, was praised by critics for creating a fun setting and going against the stereotype of what old people should be doing.

ENGL subtitles, 2013, 107 mins


VIU WORKSHOP “The Great Bazaar” by Ambassador Alessandro Merola

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by intern No Comments



Friday, November 28th

10 am – 1 pm, 2 – 5 pm

Room 9A

“The Great Bazaar”
The Art of Negotiating in a Disordered World

by Ambassador Alessandro Merola

The chosen theme is absolutely crucial in contemporary globalized world: INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS. Assuming that in the future we shall face growing difficulties in the provision of essential goods (water, energy, food), the alternative is to resolve conflict through force or negotiation. The aim of the workshop is to show what negotiation is about and how its success will depend on finding a solution that turns out to be the most advantageous to all the parties involved.

The workshop will address the following themes:

-  Introduction to International Negotiation: Conflicts and Agreements

-  Competition and Collaboration: The Theory of Games

-  The Negotiating Process: Simulation Game (afternoon session)

The Workshop will be coordinated by Ambassador Alessandro Merola, who joined the Italian diplomatic service in 1972 and began his career by serving in the Directorate General for Personnel and Administration. His first two overseas assignments were at the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and then in the Economic Department of the Italian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Among other things, he also served as Ambassador in Belgrade, Serbia. He was promoted to the diplomatic rank of “Minister Plenipotentiary” in 2005 and presently serves at the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers.


The Workshop is open to all VIU and Ca’ Foscari students and professors.  Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

To register please contact:, no later than Wednesday, Nov 26, 5 pm.

VIULECTURES 2|14 “Symbolic Violence: Reshaping Post-Patriarchal Discourses on Gender”

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, November 12th, 5pm, Room 9A

VIULECTURES 2|14 “Symbolic Violence: Reshaping Post-Patriarchal Discourses on Gender”

Venice International University continues the series of the VIULECTURES 2|14, a cycle of appointments open to the public, as part of VIU Fall 2014 term academic offer.

You are all invited to the lecture, that will take place in room 9A at 5pm.


In this Lecture, Franca Bimbi will present and discuss her study Symbolic Violence: Reshaping Post-Patriarchal Discourses on Gender*.
Gender dualism seen through the lens of symbolic violence is both an appearance and a structural field within the dynamics of domination: patriarchal patterns continue to exist in “gender regimes”, where women’s self-determination is recognized as a normative frame. As regards the emphasis on interpretative dualism in migrant and native women’s victimization, Franca Bimbi will specifically examine the encounter between Bourdieu’s view of male domination and classical feminist constructs as lived body experience, sexual contract, and trafficking in women. This is to highlight the many “gazes” which can reveal the illusio of universal gender rights and the neo-colonial discourse on migrant women.

This open lecture forms a part of Prof. Trappolin’s course at VIU on Gender Studies.

* Recently published in the journal Advances in Gender Research (vol. 18B, 2014, pages 275-301).


Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by intern No Comments

We inform you that on  November 14th, from midnight to 9 pm there will be a strike that will involve train and vaporetto transportation. Timetables may change or be cancelled. All detailed information could be found on this page: and  here


Night Visit to the Basilica di San Marco

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by intern No Comments

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smarco basilica  piazzetta dei leoncini

Sunday, November 16th, 7 pm

Night Visit to the Basilica di San Marco

Meeting Point: 7 pm, Piazzetta dei Leoncini

The Basilica di San Marco is the most famous city church and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of Piazza San Marco and it is connected to the Doge’s Palace. It has been the city’s cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
Famous all around the world for its opulent design, its golden mosaics and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d’Oro (Golden Church).

Don’t miss the unique opportunity of a night-time guided tour of the Basilica!

If you want to participate sign in on the list on the door of corridor 9 or via email to, no later than Thursday 13th at 5 pm.The entrance number is limited, therefore precedence will be given to VIU students and professors.

Don’t worry if you don’t make it this time, there will be another visit on Tuesday, November 25th.



Movie Series: “Don Camillo”

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by intern No Comments


Monday, November 10th, 7 pm, Room 9A 

“Don Camillo”, 1952

by Julien Duvivier

starring Fernandel and Gino Cervi

Locandina italiana Don Camillo

Comedy on the strong rivalry between the Catholic parish priest and the Communist Mayor of a rural town in Emilia. First of a series of movies, inspired by the saga written by Giovanni Guareschi.

ITA 1952, 100 mins.