Events & Speaking 

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a compelling and lively speaker on topics of vital interest today. Her talks feature the insights on authoritarian styles of leadership, fascism and its memory, and propaganda that have made her a go-to source for journalists around the world and a frequent guest on television, radio, and podcasts.

Speaking Topics Include:

  • “How Strongmen Think – and How to Oppose Them”
  • “Resistance: Lessons from History”
  • “Strongmen from Mussolini to Trump.”
  • “The Global Right’s Endgame”
  • “What is Fascism, and Why it’s Back”
  • “Propaganda and Personality Cults: How They Work”

National Press Club 2019

Strongmen Book Tour / Online Events

October 27, 2020

Museum of Jewish Heritage,
New York City

Strongmen: Mussolini To The Present

This program will be moderated by How Fascism Works author Jason Stanley, Yale University.  Suggested donation: $10

November 9, 2020

Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU
5 PM

Entitled Men and Strongmen: Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Kate Manne Talk About Masculinity

Ruth and Kate Manne, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University, discuss their new books, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, and Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.

November 10th, 2020

World Affairs Council,
Dallas
6-7PM CT 

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Richard Shaffer at the premier forum for discussion of national and international affairs in the Dallas/Forth Worth area.

November 16th, 2020

Harvard University Bookstore
Cambridge, MA

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Peter E. Gordon, Amabel E. James Professor of History, Harvard University.

November 17th, 2020

Politics & Prose
Washington, DC

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with George Conway, lawyer and Washington Post columnist.

November 19, 2020

Casa italiana Zerilli-Marimò,
NYU

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Mauro Canali, Professor of History at the University of Camerino (in Italian). 

December 2, 2020

Town Hall
Seattle, WA

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Virginia Heffernan, host, Slate Trumpcast, columnist, Los Angeles Times. 

December 8, 2020

Italian Cultural Institute,
New York, NY

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Federico Rampini, US Bureau Chief, La Repubblica.

CONTACT

ruthbenghiat@protonmail.com

Agent:

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Foreign Rights:

Lauren Macleod
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Publicity:

Tanya Farrell, Wunderkind PR
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Kyle Radler, Norton publicity
kradler@wwnorton.com

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