University of Bath

Remembering Pio la Torre and his fight against the mafia in 1980s Italy

In this seminar, Dr Franco La Torre will present his book on his father Pio, ex-leader of the Italian Communist Party and MP, killed by the mafia in 1982.

25 May 201811.15am
to
25 May 20181.05pm
Free
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Pio La Torre was killed by the mafia after he initiated a ‘mafia conspiracy' law in the Italian legal system

The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at the University of Bath in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture, London, are pleased to welcome Dr Franco La Torre. He will present his book Pio La Torre: Ecco Chi Sei about his father Pio, ex-leader of the Italian Communist Party and MP of the Italian Republic, killed by the mafia in 1982. Franco La Torre will be accompanied by Marco Delogu, Director of The Italian Institute of Culture in London.

Pio La Torre, ex-leader of the Italian Communist Party and MP of the Italian Republic, was killed by the mafia in 1982 after he initiated a ‘mafia conspiracy' law in the Italian legal system. This book, co-written by his sons, Filippo and Franco La Torre, with a Foreword by Giuseppe Tornatore, sheds light on a man who fought for social justice.