| Maurizio Molinari |
|Born||28 October 1964|
|Alma mater||La Sapienza University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harris Manchester College (Oxford)|
Education and early career
Molinari was born in Rome into a family of Jewish origin. He graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in political science from La Sapienza University in Rome, and, in 1993, with degree in history from the same university. He also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and at Manchester College, Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Journalist at La Stampa
Molinari arrives at La Stampa in 1997, and for over a decade he works as correspondent first from Brussels than from New York City, and since 2014 from Jerusalem and Ramallah, before returning to Turin as editor-in-chief in 2016.
Journalist since 1989 he covered the conflicts in the Balkans, Middle East and Horn of Africa. Among the leaders he interviewed there are the US presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Madleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki moon, Libyan colonel Qaddafi, Saudi king Abdallah, Israeli prime ministers Netanyahu and Peres, Israeli president Rivlin, PLO chairman Arafat, Palestinian president Abbas, the Pkk commander Ocalan, the Iraqi Kurdish president Barazani and the Turkish President Erdogan.
Molinari is a regular guest commentator on Italian TV, including on La7, Rainews24, TgCom and SkyTg24. He has occasionally been a panelist on CNN, CBS and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, aired on the Public Broadcasting Service.
Editor in Chief of La Stampa and la Repubblica
On 26 November 2015 Molinari is nominated new Editor in Chief of the Turin daily La Stampa, replacing Mario Calabresi, who was heading to Rome to take the place of Ezio Mauro as Editor in Chief of La Repubblica. The President of EXOR, John Elkann, chooses Molinari over the deputy editor Massimo Gramellini, and flanks him with Massimo Russo (former editor of Wired Italia) as co-director.
On April 23rd, 2020, he became Editor in Chief of la Repubblica.
Between 2000 and 2020 Molinari has been a prolific essayist, publishing an average of one book per year. Molinari is the author of 21 non-fiction books, all published in Italian: The Jews in Italy: A Problem of Identity (1870-1938) (published by La Giuntina in 1991), The Left and Jews in Italy (1967-1993) (Corbaccio, 1995), The National Interest (Laterza, 2000), Between White House and Botteghe Oscure: Interview with Lamberto Dini (Guerini and Ass, 2001), Wall Street in the Third Millennium (Fondazione Liberal), 2003, No Global? (Laterza, 2003), George W. Bush and the American Mission (Laterza, 2004), Italy Seen by the CIA (1948-2004) (Laterza, 2005), The Jews of New York (Laterza, 2007), Democratic Cowboys (Einaudi 2008), Obama's Country (Laterza, 2009), The Italians of New York (Laterza, 2011), Shadow Government (Rizzoli, 2012), The Eagle and the Butterfly (Rizzoli, 2013), The Caliphate of Terror (Rizzoli, 2015), Jihad. Attack to the West (Rizzoli, 2015), "The Return of the Tribes" (Rizzoli 2016), Duel in the Ghetto (Rizzoli, 2017), "Why It Did Happen Here" (Nave di Teseo, 2018), "The West under Assault" (Nave di Teseo, 2019) and "Atlas of a Changing World" (Rizzoli, 2020)
In 2015 he was at the center of media controversy when Nicola Perugini, anthropologist at the University of Edinburgh, documented plagiarism in the book The Caliphate of Terror.Some parts was almost identical to the text of the American bestseller by Jay Sekulow, The rise of Isis.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2017||1 June 2017||4 June 2017||US|
|The 65th Bilderberg Meeting|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21. January, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
- Cinquantamila, Maurizio Molinari
- L'Unità, 26 novembre 2015