Lecture Learning Opportunities on Brexit & UNICEF

There are two lectures in English–one on the effects of Brexit and the other on the UNICEF and the agency’s latest report on childhood–scheduled the last week of January 2020 that are open for the community to attend in downtown Florence.

CEA Study Center will be hosting “Brexit: An Opportunity or a Failure?” at 6 pm, Tuesday, January 28 at Piazza della Repubblica, 6. Speaker Andrea Orciani will discuss Brexit and its potential effects on the economy, politics, and the lives of British citizens. Orciani has practiced law and consulted for international companies and privately for over 27 years. A founding partner of MDM Law and Tax Firm, Orciani also teaches at Pepperdine University in Florence and provides legal advice and assistance to the U.S. Consulate. There will be a reception following the lecture. Those interested in attending must RSVP to mfrancioso@ceastudyabroad.com.

The British Institute of Florence will be the setting for “Florence and the Changing Concept of Childhood,” a talk given by Sarah Crowe and David Anthony at 6 pm, Wednesday, January 29 at The Harold Acton Library, Lungarno Guicciardini, 9. Crowe and Anthony will discuss the ever-changing world children are growing up in and how artificial intelligence, demographic shifts, migration, and scientific discoveries and innovations affect them and childhood in the future. The two will also talk about how UNICEF is evolving thanks to these developments and, specifically, the unique role of Florence’s UNICEF Innocenti Center. The lecture will be followed by a brief reception featuring wine and snacks. There is a suggested donation of 5 euros for Library members and 10 euros for non-members.  (maggie westerman)