Past Event

Short Critical History of Soft Power: From the Global Cold War to the Global War on Terrorism

March 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fundação Getulio Vargas – Praia de Botafogo, 190, Room 1333

The Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro and the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil at Fundação Getulio Vargas present "Short Critical History of Soft Power: From the Global Cold War to the Global War on Terrorism". A lecture at "Conexões - Global and Transnational History Seminar" by Professor Victoria de Grazia, PhD, Moore Collegiate Professor of History, Columbia University.

Mediation and Comments: Alexandre Moreli, Director of the Postgraduate Program in History, Politics and Cultural Heritage at the School of Social Sciences of Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC).

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Professor Victoria de Grazia

Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History

She was educated at Smith College, University of Florence, and Columbia University where she received her Ph.D. in history with distinction in 1976. Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1994, she taught at Rutgers University. Her research interests lie in contemporary history, with longstanding commitments to studying western Europe and Italy from a gendered perspective and to developing a global perspective on commercial revolutions. Her publications include: Irresistible Empire: America's Advance Through Twentieth Century Europe (2005); The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective (ed., 1996); How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945 (1992); The Culture of Consent: Mass Organization of Leisure in Fascist Italy (1981). She is currently writing a book about intimacy and power in Fascist Italy.