Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Ruth Ben-Ghiat


Ruth BenGhiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and an expert on fascism, propaganda, and authoritarian leaders. Her political commentary appears in op-eds and interviews in The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and many other venues.
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The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early May, we launched the 2020 digital World Voices Festival at This ongoing digital version of the Festival includes a suite of podcasts, videos, interviews, and musical playlists, with live events and other features to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We hope this digital content brings you joy during a time of uncertainty.

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