alain elkann interviews

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs

FROM HERE IT CAN GO EITHER WAY. Professor Jeffrey Sachs is an American economist and public policy analyst. He is an expert on economic development and the fight against poverty. Sachs has been director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016...

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Paddy McKillen

Paddy McKillen

REINVENTING LONDON'S LEGENDARY LUXURY HOSPITALITY. International entrepreneur Paddy McKillen has a passion for the hospitality business and property development.  In 2004 he was part of a group that bought four of London’s 5 star hotels: Claridge’s, The Berkeley, The...

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Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

AN ENDLESS SEARCH FOR BEAUTY. Axel Vervoordt is a Belgian designer, collector and curator with a global clientele.  He has a deep respect for everything that is authentic.  His two sons head five distinctive family businesses: Boris leads arts and antiques, the...

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Gilles Kepel

Gilles Kepel

THE LEADERLESS REVOLT. Gilles Kepel is a political scientist and Arabist, a professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and at Università della Svizzera Italiana.  His focus is on the current geopolitical configurations and conflicts in the Middle East...

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Rainer Langhans

Rainer Langhans

FINDING A HOME IN THE WORLD OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. Rainer Langhans is a writer and filmmaker who grew up in post-war Germany and co-founded Kommune 1, the first politically motivated commune in Germany, created in West Berlin on January 1st, 1967, and finally dissolved...

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Money Must Stay in the Family

The plot of Money Must Stay in the Family, unfolds around the family matriarch’s last will and traces the story of an upper class Jewish family from Turin, the fictional Ottolenghis. The multigenerational saga begins with the flight from Mussolini’s Racial Laws of 1938 and continues with the arrival in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the dispersion from New York to Rome, Paris, Tuscany, South America, and Jerusalem.

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