Isabella Rossellini in conversation with Yasmine Ergas


June 06, 2018

Fifty years after 1968, Yasmine Ergas and Isabella Rossellini reflect on this tumultuous moment in Italian life, culture, and politics. Exchanging personal stories alongside photographs and documents from the women’s movement, these two life-long friends will reflect on the legacy of this important chapter in Italian history. The conversation will conclude with a question-and-answer period with the audience.


Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, author, and model. She has a keen interest in animals and wildlife conservation; she recently completed a 50-city tour with a monologue based on her award-winning series of shorts, Green PornoSeduce Me, and Mammas. She is also completing her Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College. Her book about raising heritage chickens at her farm in Long Island, which is run in association with the Peconic Land Trust, has just been published by Abrams.

Yasmine Ergas is a lawyer and sociologist. The founding director of the Specialization in Gender & Public Policy at Columbia University, she is also the co-founder and co-chair of Columbia University Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Council, Senior Advisor to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and a member of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. She recently co-edited Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World (Columbia University Press, 2017).