Hosted by: Rotary Club Belgrade International

Thursday, March 26 at 19:30h

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Rotary Club Belgrade International

Hotel Crowne Plaza Belgrade, Vladimira Popovića 10, Beograd 11070, 011 2204004, 11000 Belgrad




The Rotary Club Belgrade International cordially invites you to an evening of support for ITALY and TRIESTE  with dinner followed by a lecture entitled 
"Love (even) in the time of Corona: the enduring allure of Trieste for Serbs."
Speaker: Helena Zonta
* Language for lecture: English, languages for discussion: English, Serbian, Italian 

@ Hotel Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Fee for lecture and dinner: 2.000 rsd

"Oh, I just love Trieste!" is a phrase often heard in Serbia. That's because Trieste has for centuries been the favorite Italian destination for Serbs, their favorite city, linked with great entrepreneurial spirit, the search for new opportunities, the desire to leave a powerful heritage for the future, as well as a myriad lovely memories, and nostalgia for times past.  

This lecture explores the wonderful idiosyncrasy of Trieste - a unique city, full of contrasts, marvels and oddities, and its mesmerizing allure for Serbs, as well as the impact the Serbian community has had on the city's history, architecture and culture.
In times of crisis, this evening is envisioned as support to one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and one of its most fascinating cities. 

HELENA ZONTA is married to a Triestino, thus dividing her time between her native Belgrade and her beloved Trieste; she is at present writing two books about life in Trieste - one in English, one in Serbian. In her writing she explores the city's culture and history, everyday life and seasonal traditions, gastronomic rituals, the Triestino language and mentality, through a blend of facts, stories, testimonies and personal anecdotes. 

Helena is an international consultant, with a wealth of experience in research, analysis and writing, communication, negotiation and mediation, international relations, project management, teaching and training, and business development. 

Educated in Switzerland and France, with bachelor's and master's degrees from top universities in the USA, as well as doctoral studies, Helena started her career as a professor of communication, first in the USA, then in Italy, teaching also at the Universita di Trieste. 

Her innovative research, publications and unique experience in conflict transformation led her to work for the United Nations, in Pristina and Belgrade, for several years. Her publications are related to intercultural dialogue in Kosovo, discourse in ethnic conflict, the victim identity, and vernacular history. 

Following the birth of her two children, she went into private consulting, and has been specializing in communication, writing, project management, international relations and trainings for business development. Recently she finished two successful entrepreneurial projects, related to event and lifestyle management

   R.S.V.P. by 25.03.2020. @ [email protected]